Results for: North Tonawanda New York

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&

RealRides of WNY - 1968 Volkswagen

Came across this Savannah Beige 1968 Volkswagen yesterday during a light rain in North Tonawanda. Some might call it a “Cabrio” but VW, at least in 1968, still referred to their open-roofed Beetles as convertibles. (FYI, “cabrio” is short for “cabriolet” which, according to Google’s etymology,derives from the French “cabriole” — goat&rsqu

RealRides of WNY - 1982 Cadillac

Feeling a little poetic, the brochure copywriters for the 1982 Cadillac Coupe deVillebegan their description: “There is something very special about owning a 1982 Cadillac. It’s ride and pride…the room inside.”Okay, so the rest of it didn’t rhyme at all, but it was still very Cadillac. Standard all ’82 deVilles was Cadillac’s “remarkable new HT 4100

RealRides of WNY - 1958 Chevrolet

Yes, lower, wider, and longerwas an actual thing back in the 1958 American automobile advertising portfolio (see bottom of page). Case in point: the 1958 Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupe. New for ’58, and replacing the Bel Air at the top of the heap, Chevy told us the Impala was the “…newest heartthrob in sight. Longer by over nine inches, lower by more than two, the Impala, like ev

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Chevrolet Impala

This 1965 Chevrolet Impala, “The new standard of low-cost luxury”according to Chevy, is one of over 746,000 built with a V-8. We’re not just talking about full-sized Chevys here, that’s 746,000 V-8 Impalas! Throw in a few hundred thousand V-8 and six-equipped Biscaynes and Bel Airs, as well as almost 57,000 six-cylinder Impalas, and you’re talking some realsales numbe

RealRides of WNY - 1954 Nash

Day 4 of Compacts Week…When you think of compacts, of course the Rambler American comes to mind. But before the American, which debuted for model year 1958, there was this swanky 1954 Nash Rambler Country Club. With styling by the Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Pininfarina, the small Rambler did what Kaiser’s Henry J and Willys’ Aero couldn’t do — sell compact cars