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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

RealRides of WNY - 1949 Wayfarer

This 1949 Dodge Wayfarercertainly has a distinctive shape. Well, maybe not so distinctive back in 1949, but they sure don’t make anything like this these days. The coupe body style was on the way out in the late 1940s-early 1950s. These cars had no back seat, but as you can see from the photo at the top of the page, they had a very ample trunk! This one, seen a few years ago at a weekly crui

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Lincoln Continental

Yes, Virginia, there once was a time when large two-door cars were a thing. Take for instance, this 1966 Lincoln Continental, seen a few summers ago in Olean. When the new, suicide door-equipped Lincolns debuted for MY 1961, they were available only as four-doors, in sedan and convertible versions. The two-door hardtop made its first appearance for 1966, and it continued on until 1974. After that,