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RealRides of WNY - 1978 LeBaron

We last saw this 1978 Chrysler LeBaron Medalliona year ago at Olcott Beach (below), where it was parked in the street during the 2019 Olcott Beach Car Show. We saw it again last month, now updated with a set of new rims. The brochure described them as “Brightly finished, sporty-looking 15” forged aluminum road wheels [which] are 10% lighter than comparable steel wheels.”In case y

RealRides of WNY - 1960 Impala

This 1960 Chevrolet Impalais a bit of a departure from what you usually see at a car show/cruise night in that it’s a four-door sedan. I don’t think it’s my imagination that most ’60 Chevys you see these days are hardtops, convertibles, or the super-cheap Biscayne or Bel Air two-door sedans. The 1960 models were a bit of a restyle from the radical 1959 cars, and they marked

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Volvo

This 1963 Volvo 1800 Sreally stood out from the ususal gang of suspects at one of this summer’s weekly cruise-ins in Olcott. The sun was wreaking havoc with our photography attempts, butat leastin the rear view with the sun behind usthe little Swedish sports car’s lines come through nicely. Road & Trackmagazine, in the almost identical 1964 model’s brochure, called it “

RealRides of WNY - 1964 VW Type 2

The brochure writers called this 1964 Volkswagen Type 2“…the Pick-Up for builders, farmers, electricians, plumbers, flooring contractors.”Citing its 1,764-lb. load capacity — “only 236 pounds short of a ton,”and large, flat load area — “...all flat, all usable,”it certainly seemed to make sense. “Hinged sides and tailboard”made loa

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Lincoln

Back when this 1970 Lincoln Continentalwas new, size still mattered. In Lincoln’s own words: The body is longer. The stance is the widest on the road today. Its engine is a massive 460 cubic inch deep-breathing V-8. Yet surprisingly, an AM/FM stereo and air-conditioning were still extra-cost options on Ford’s marquee luxury automobile. They did however, offer up a mind-boggling 23 st

RealRides of WNY - 1953 Kaiser

From this angle, this 1953 Kaiser Manhattanlooks like a well-preserved survivor. When we came across it at a cruise night over the summer in Olcottthough, the sign shown here, which was at the frontof the car, told a different story. When this car left the factory in Willow Run, Michigan (previously owned by Ford), it would have had a 226.2cid inline L-head six under the hood, hooked up to either

RealRides of WNY - 1972 Maverick

The brochure called the 1972 Ford Maverick Grabber“A Little Big-Sport… the Simple Machine in snazzy sports clothing.”That outfit included (among other things): simulated hood scoops, deck lid spoiler, dual racing mirrors, grille-mounted road lamps, Grabber decal with lower back panel paint/tape (available in one of four color combinations), and hub caps with trim rings. Was it a

RealRides of WNY - 1966 GTO

Day 6 of “A Little Off the Top Week”Of all the RealRidesfeatured so far during Chopped Tops Week, we’re guessing that this 1966 Pontiac GTO Sports Coupemight have proved the most challenging had we tried to fold our six-foot frame into the driver’s seat. Then again, it could just be an optical illusion. The longer, lower body styles of 1960s-era cars might just make this on

RealRides of WNY - 1939 Dodge

“Imagine enjoying a radio in your car that equals that afforded by modern home radios!”Thus begins the brochure’s spiel for the Dodge-Philco radio which was available at extra cost in this 1939 Dodge Luxury Liner Deluxe. Six pre-set stations available via pushbuttons meant you could “…tune in your favorite station without taking your eyes off the road — an adde

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Impala SS

When we came across this 1964 Chevy Impala SSat a cruise night in Olcott, we remarked to another car owner that “It certainly is yellow!” Chevy didoffer a yellow for MY 1964, but I don’t believe it was this one (see the Goldwood Yellow brochure illustration at the bottom of the page). But still, it sure stands out in a crowd! This one’s also wearing a set of wheelcovers fro