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RealRides of WNY- 1947 Cadillac

Not to advance stereotypes, but I can’t help but think of The Godfathermovies when I come across something like this 1947 Cadillac. It just seems like it should be parked outside of a small restaurant somewhere in New York City, waiting for its owner to come out — walking or not — after attending to family business. As it had been, and would continue to be, Cadillacs came in four

RealRides of WNY - 1948 Chevy

The late 1940s’ American cars didn’t offer any where near the number of paint choices that we’d see in the following decade. This 1948 Chevrolet FleetmasterClub Coupewas lucky enough to receive one of the nicer (IMO) two-tone combinations in that year’s catalog: Live Oak Greenover Silver Gray Green. The Fleetmaster was in the middle of the ’48 Chevy lineup, above the

RealRides of WNY - 1961 Impala

This past week we featured a ’61 Ford, so it only seems fitting that we come back with a car which wasone of its main rivals, the 1961 Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupe. This nice-looking two-door hardtop was seen over the summer at a cruise night in Medina. From the trunk emblem we can surmise that it’s equipped with Chevy’s HI-THRIFTsix, which they told us was “the industry&rs

RealRides of WNY - 1932 Ford

Some cars just look more fun to drive than others. Like this 1932 Ford Deluxe Roadster. They sure look different without fenders, running boards, or a hood (see bottom illustration). Moving the headlights down also makes a big difference. This one certainly takes me back to the days of my youth. No, I wasn’t a hot rodder. As an adolescent I didn’t know an open-end wrench from an egg fl

RealRides of WNY - 1957 Chevy

It’s not too hard to find a 1957 Chevy Two-Tenat a local cruise night, but it is unusual to find one in this condition. As you can tell from the absence of any goldveeson the trunk lid and hood (as in the brochure illustration inset), this two-door has Chevy’s Blue-Flame inline six under the hood — an engine which Chevy proclaimed in the brochure as the “World’s stand

RealRides of WNY - 1974 Cougar

Automotive styling took quite a hit when the hastily designed five-mph bumpers came about. The 1974 Mercury Cougar XR-7was one of the victims. From a block away you can tell that the bumpers (battering rams?) were no more than an afterthought. Luckily, all manufacturers were in the same boat, and it would take a few years before they could actually design the bumpers along with the rest of the car

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Sport Fury

I’m one of those guys who goes to a lot of car shows/cruise nights every summer (well, maybe not so much thisyear). And while I’m there, as the myriad of Tri-Fives, T-Birds, and the like gather large, admiring crowds (not that there’s anything wrong with that), you can usually find me admiring something out of the ordinary, like this 1965 Plymouth Sport Fury. This one, with its w

RealRides of WNY - 1937 Chevy

The Ford-Chevrolet rivalry went on for decades, but readers born since the advent of the internet might not even be aware that this was ever a thing. The two automakers were at the top of the U.S. sales heap for years, with Chevy finally taking off with the title (not counting pickup trucks, of course!) back in the 1960s. For a while, anyway. When this 1937 Chevrolet Mastercoupe was new, Ford was

RealRides of WNY - 1937 Chevy

The Ford-Chevrolet rivalry went on for decades, but readers born since the advent of the internet might not even be aware that this was ever a thing. The two automakers were at the top of the U.S. sales heap for years, with Chevy finally taking off with the title (not counting pickup trucks, of course!) back in the 1960s. For a while, anyway. When this 1937 Chevrolet Mastercoupe was new, Ford was

RealRides of WNY - 1972 Charger

I’m assuming that the vanity plate on this 1972 Dodge Chargeris referring to its prowess at stoplights rather than its looks, Lol… This two-door hardtop, seen at the 2016 Super Cruise in Medina, is finished in Top Banana with a contrasting black Canopy Vinyl Roof. For MY 1973 the Charger lost the reverse slant of the rear quarter windows, much to the relief (I imagine) of some claustr