Results for: North Tonawanda New York

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Sedan de Ville

This 1965 Cadillac Sedan de Villecarried the same MSRP ($5,666) as the pillarless hardtop Sedan de Ville. Saleswise though, it wasn’t even close — 45,535 hardtops left the factory, while only 15,000 of these traditional pillared sedans were built. Maybe traditionalisn’t the correct word here, as for 1965 Cadillac introduced curved side glass to its lineup, and it was frameless in

RealRides of WNY - 1960 Corvair 700

In the brochure we learned that the 1960 Chevrolet Corvair 700Club Coupe was “one of two Club Coupe models priced within easy reach of any new car budget.”Which begs the question: What is a Club Coupe? Although the definitions of different body styles over the years have definitely taken a turn with the advent of the four-door coupe (a coupe was traditionally a two-door car), here&rsqu

RealRides of WNY - 1965 DeVille

Found myself at Bud’s Snowblower Service in North Tonawanda over the weekend, after my lawnmower died halfway through the back yard. And there, in the garage, was owner Gary Cameron, working on his 1965 Cadillac DeVille between lawnmower repairs (or maybe he’s working on lawnmowers in between DeVille repairs, Lol… hard to tell!). Gary’s had this original Florida convertibl

RealRides of WNY - 1990 LTD Country Squire

If you were still a fan of big station wagons 29 years ago, the folks from Dearborn were more than happy to accommodate you. Example: this 1990 Ford LTD Country Squirewas one of two B-I-G wagons still in their catalog — the other being the non-woodclad (and seldom seen these days) LTD Crown Victoria Wagon. Both, as Ford told us in their almost-identical 1990 and 1991 brochures, were also &ld

RealRides of WNY - 1961 Mercury Econoline

Last week we featured an early Dodge van, and yesterday in this space was a Corvair Greenbrier from 1962. So it seems only fitting to follow up with one of these old compact trucks from the other member of The Big Three. But this one’s probably the rarest of them all — a 1961 Mercury Econolinepickup. That’s right — Mercury. Why, you may ask, was there such a thing? Well, it

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Imperial

Because sometimes the sun can wreak havoc on your (or, at least mine) color recognition, we’re only guessing here that this 1964 Imperial Crownis sporting a Sequoia Greenpaint job (could be Black?). The Crown was Imperial’s entry-level model (if such a thing even existed) and was also available in coupe and convertible versions. Chrysler told us their redesigned Imperial was “&he

RealRides of WNY Extra!

ThisRealRidesextra is reallya ride! Seen last weekend at the Thunder on the Niagara Hydroplane Races/Rumble at the Niagara Car Show in North Tonawanda, this very photogenic one-horsepower 1998 model is named Savanah, and is a proud member of the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Patrol.Jim Corbran, RRofWNYGot a RealRideyou'd like to see featured here? Drop us a line atRealRidesofWNY@gm

RealRides of WNY - 1977 Olds 4-4-2

This 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass 4-4-2is from the brand’s final year for the Colonnade styling (pillared cars with frameless door glass). For MY 1978, some of Olds’ mid-sized cars would feature the controversial (IMO) aeroback shape, which was shared with Buick, but (wisely) shunned by Chevy and Pontiac. The Cutlass 4-4-2 (it’s actual name for 1977) wasn’t quite the car that it

RealRides of WNY - 1971 Corvette

This 1971 Chevrolet Corvetterepresents my favorite generation of America’s sports car — which covered the model years 1968-72. I know, purists (experts, even) might say that these particular cars spanned the years 1968-82, but from a styling standpoint, I think a line was crossed when the federally-mandated bumper regulations spelled the end of the Vette’s chrome bumpers —

RealRides of WNY - 1984 Camaro

It’s not often these days that you come across a stock-looking 1984 Chevrolet Camaro Z28. It seems most of them have some kind of zoomy-looking rims, flashy paint job, or some very weird stance. But, today’s RealRide owner, Tom Krause, went out of his way a couple of years ago to find this one, and he plans on keeping it looking just like it is. Standard on the ’84 Z28 was Chevy&