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RealRides of WNY #2356 - 1959 Galaxie

This 1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Galaxieis at the opposite end of the lineup from the Custom 300 we posted here a little over a week ago. What a difference some strategically placed chrome bits can make! Like that Custom 300, this RealRideis a two-door sedan (the least expensive Galaxie) and is wearing a monochromatic (this time Raven Black) paint job. A little higher up in the pecking order, the Galax

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Chrysler

It’s too bad that this 1963 Chrysler 300isn’t the four-door hardtop model, because I would have been interested in seeing just what a front bench seat upholstered in “…rich, shaft-loomed fabrics finely patterned and subdued in color”was all about. Fully adjustable vinyl-clad front buckets were standard on the two-door hardtop like this one, as well as the convertible

RealRides of WNY - 2007 ZENN

Funny that an Oleantanning salon (Electric Beach) used this 2007 ZENNas a rolling billboard back when I came across it in 2010. The Zero Emissions No Noise car was, according to the brochure, “Earth’s Favorite Car!”If you’re wondering why it never caught on all that big, it had a top speed of just 25 mph and an estimated range of 30 – 50 miles between charges. ZENN wa

RealRides of WNY - 1956 Two-Ten

Day 1 as we travel back to 1956 for a week…The 1956 Chevrolet Two-Tensat in the middle of Chevy’s lineup, above the One-Fifty and below the Bel Air. For model year 1956 the Two-Tenwas available for the first time as a four-door hardtop (as was the Bel Air) — a.k.a.Sport Sedanin Chevy-speak. In one French-Canadian magazine ad, Chevy told us the new ’56 was “Mieux qu&r

RealRides of WNY - 1951 Ford

The 1951 Ford Victoriawas Ford’s first entry in the two-door hardtop category. They’d go on to use the Victoria moniker to designate pillarless models until dropping it for model year 1963. Up to that point, most two-door models were called Club Victoria while the four-doors went by Town Victoria. For the 1960-61 Starliner, the sloped roofline was different enough from the more formal

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