Results for: Niagara Falls, New York

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Mercury Comet

This Mercury Cometwas seen a few years back in a Niagara Fallsdriveway, wearing a set of Ohio Historical Vehicle Plates and doing double-duty as a quasi-depository for some cleaning supplies. It appears, from the fender trim and hood script, to be a 1963model sporting a 1962 grille insert. This (1963) was the second year that the Falcon-based Comet was officially badged as a Mercury. For its first

RealRides of WNY - 1940 Ford DeLuxe

When we came across this 1940 Ford DeLuxe Fordorsedan last summer, it was wearing a For Salesign which stated: "V-8, three-speed, older restoration. Runs, Drives, and Stops good. $14,900."It disappeared a while after we passed by, and I always wondered if it got sold. The ’40 Fords were very popular back in the day with customizers and hot rodders, which makes it all the more remarkable that

RealRides of WNY - 1956 Ford Fairlane

"Smart as a convertible, snug as a sedan"is how the brochure described this 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria, "with no center posts in view!"Part of a lineup which also included a Fordor (a four-door hardtop, new for ’56) and two two-door Crowns (both with a distinctive over-the-roof chrome “crown,” while one — the Skyliner — also had a tinted-glass half-roof over the fron

RealRides of WNY - BIG Station Wagons!

Somebody in Niagara Fallsreally liked their wagons back a few years ago when this photo was taken just around the corner from Niagara University. Readily visible are four of the ultimate Buick Roadmasters(the h-u-g-e ones), a couple of Chevy Caprices, two Suburbans, and a Blazer. That’s a lotta carrying capacity!Jim Corbran, RRofWNYGot a RealRideyou'd like to see featured here? Drop us a lin

RealRides of WNY - 1948 Ford

Without looking at the answer at the bottom of the page, how many of you know the origin of the wheel covers on this car? They were a favorite of customizers back in the day, and go nicely with the wide whites and a couple of other very modest custom touches on this red 1948 Ford Custom sedan coupe. The ’48 models were still pretty much holdovers from the post-war 1946 cars, which themselves

RealRides of WNY - 1953 Buick Super

Some RealRidesare a little harder to spot than others, but we’ve never been one to let a few branches get in the way of photographing an interesting old car. This 1953 Buick Superwas spotted w-a-y back off the road last winter in Niagara Falls. Judging from the wheels and tires, I’m guessing it’s not usually out in the snow. Buick’s copywriters were at their best describing

RealRides of WNY - 1957 Pontiac Chieftain

Yes, I’m sure a lot of foreheads were cracked open against 1950s-era American car metal dashboards, but you’ve got to admit they were much more interesting from an artistic standpoint than the instrument panels of today. This 1957 Pontiac Chieftainis certainly a good example. Just the color alone sets it miles apart from the boringness of the mostly-black dashes we see these days. The

RealRides of WNY - Ford LTD Crown Victoria, c1990

Back when some of us were kids, we thought nothing of cars the size of this Ford LTD Crown Victoria, because there was usually a similarly-sized car in almost everyone’s driveway. But by the time these Crown Vics were on sale (this body style lasted from 1988-1991), it was considered a very large car because, well, because it was a very large car! Six passengers could ride in comfort, with t

RealRides of WNY - 1962 Chevy II 100

Not sure just what it is about cars like this 1962 Chevy II 1002-door sedan which seems to inspire owners to jazz them up like a hot rod. The 100 series was Chevy II’s entry level car, and they came from the factory with either Chevy’s 90-hp Super-Thrift 153CID four-cylinder or the 120-hp Hi-Thrift 194CID six-cylinder engine. A factory V-8, the 283, wasn’t offered until model yea

RealRides of WNY - 1980 Buick Century

We used to come across this 1980 Buick Centurya lot back when we drove the streets of Niagara Fallson a daily basis. (And yes, we’re pretty sure it was the sameBuick Century each time, Lol.) For 1980 the Century sedan was available only with this squared-off formal roofline, but in 1978-79 it featured a fastback roofline (bottom photo)which by 1980 had been relegated to only the two-door mod