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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

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Falcon

Today we’re heading right back to Olcottand last years annual Olcott Beach Car Show, where we saw this 1965 Ford Falcontwice — once in the visitor’s parking area, and again as it was leaving. From the back this could have been a 1964 model, especially seeing that it’s wearing 1964 hubcaps. But the side trim and the grille are from a 1965. It’s also wearing a NYS deale

RealRides of WNY - 1960 Bentley

You’re forgiven if you at first thought this 1960 Bentley S 2might be a Rolls-Royce. They’re very similar in appearance, with the biggest outward difference being the radiator grille shape (the Bentley’s has rounded corners, as opposed to the R-R’s straight edges which are of course topped-off by the Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament). For decades the two marques had the same

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Fury III

This 1970 Plymouth Fury IIIis representative of the marque’s second year of what Chrysler called Fuselage Styling(wide in the middle and narrowing at the top and bottom). At the time, Plymouth told us that “Today’s look is more than just bell bottoms and sideburns. It’s a whole attitude.”The three gentlemen in the brochure photo (below)of a car very much like today&rs

RealRides of WNY - 1956 Packard

This 1956 Packard Patricianfinally brought the Detroit automaker into line with the rest of the mid-fifties cars gracing America’s showrooms. The “many-faceted grillwork… flow of its broad Caribbean-inspired side molding…deep-breathing V-8 engine”should have all contributed to a successful sales year. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen that way. By the time these

RealRides of WNY - 1947 Ford

Last week we showed you a ’41 Ford, Dearborn’s penultimate model year before the war halted car production. Today we have a 1947 Ford Super Deluxe Tudor Sedan, seen a few summers ago at the Olcottcar show. Post-war production began with the 1946 models, which weren’t all that different from the ’42s. And they’d carry on for one more year until the all-new 1949 “