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RealRides of WNY - 1950 Packard

This 1950 Packard Super DeLuxe Touring Sedanis from the last year of their post-war body style, a heavily redesigned version (both figuratively andliterally) of the 1941-47 cars, which debuted for MY 1948. By this time it seems that Packard may have seen the writing on the wall for their future viability as a luxury car manufacturer, as many of their magazine ads seemed to tout the car’s new

RealRides of WNY - 1958 Studebaker

This 1958 Studebaker Scotsmanhas been given a few upgrades from what is largely believed by automotive enthusiasts to be oneof the (if not THE) most cheapskatiestcars to be built in the late 1950s. The paint is the most obvious, with simulated side and tailgate trim from a 1956 Chevy Nomad airbrushed on. (See the Nomad and the stock Scotsman below.) While searching the internet, we came across an

RealRides of WNY - 1987 XJ6

As this is written, there’s a much newer version of this 1987 Jaguar XJ6sitting in a parking lot up the street from the RealRidesoffices. It’s currently For Sale, and the owner has taken a white marker and scribbled “CHICK MAGNET” on the windshield in the hopes of finding a buyer. When we spotted today’s feature car in a supermarket parking lot in Oleanback in the spr

RealRides of WNY - 1967 SS 396

You see them in many period photos and advertising illustrations, but you don’t often come upon a car like this 1967 Chevy Chevelle SS 396sporting a set of whitewall tires these days. This Super Sport'salso wearing a black vinyl roof, another typical option from that era. Most 1960s muscle cars still around today seem to be pretty monochromatic (in my experiences, anyway) and shod in afterma

RealRides of WNY - 1953 Ford

Owners of old cars, much like owners of old houses, know that they’re almost never really finished — there’s always something else to do! The top photo of this 1953 Ford Mainlinewas taken a few weeks ago in an Oleanparking lot. We first came across this car back at a cruise night outside ofthe Olean Mall back in 2016 (bottom photo),and it was missing a few bits here and there. Bo

RealRides of WNY - 1957 Mercury

Since their debut for MY 1939, Mercurys were pretty much “fancier Fords” (except for 1949-51) with styling different enough to hide most of the similarities. But when this 1957 Mercury Montclairhit the showrooms, it marked a departure — a longer wheelbase and its own body shell moved it up a notch in the medium-priced field. Of course, this was done mainly so the following year F

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Camaro

It’s not often you see a 1970 Chevy Camarolooking like this one these days. Still wearing its factory wheel covers and a set of whitewall tires, we came across it sitting in an Oleanused car lot eleven years ago. This was the inaugural year for the second-gen Mustang fighter — which the brochure cover called “A most unusual car from the place you’d expect: Chevrolet’s

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Comet

It’s always fun to show up at a cruise night in something you can be pretty sure no one else will — like this 1965 Mercury Comet 202, seen a few years back at a weekly cruise night in Olean. This one’s sporting what I like to call the AMT 3-in-1treatment: fender skirts with flame decals, a home-made two-tone paint job in a matte finish, spinner wheel covers, and a pair of one-of-

RealRides of WNY - 1949 Mercury

Years ago (and not that many, actually) if I would have posted these 1949 Mercuryphotos, I would have called it a work in progress. These days, you never know. This could be the finished product, or it could be in a pause phase while the owner takes a breather from an all-out customizing project. Either way, someone’s put a lot of time in so far. Saw this one a few years ago at a cruise nigh

RealRides of WNY - c1974 Newport

Hard to believe it was ten years ago when we came across this c1974 Chrysler Newportlurking between a couple of houses in Olean. It couldbe a ’74… then again, it mightbe a ’75. I imagine it really only matters to the DMV and the insurance company. Well, and maybe to the owner when it comes time to sell it. There wasn’t a heckuva lot of difference between the two model year