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RealRides of WNY #2364 - 1966 Catalina

The 1966 Pontiac Catalinawas a somewhat minor restyle of the 1965 cars (when the entire Pontiac Motor Division had been named “Car of the Year” by Motor Trendmagazine). The Catalina was Pontiac’s entry-level full size nameplate, and its lineup consisted of: two- and four-door sedans and hardtops, this convertible, and six- and nine-passenger station wagons. Other nameplates were

RealRides of WNY #2295 - 1963 Rambler

This 1963 Rambler American 440-Hmarks the nameplate’s initial entry into the pillarless hardtop body style. As a matter of fact, the ’63 models would be the lone hardtop entries for these “Squamericans,” which were introduced for model year 1961, and replaced for 1964 by a whole new lineup of cars which were a bit larger and of a more rounded design. The 440-H was a notch a

RealRides of WNY - 1952 Pontiac

Inquiring minds (mine) want to know about the headlight bezels on this 1952 Pontiac Chieftain De Luxe. They certainly don’t match the ones on the cars in that year’s brochure. I did find one other car on the WikipediaPontiac page that seems to have the same ones; also a ’53 Plymouth Cranbrook (which doesn’t match the ’53 Plymouth brochure illustrations either) —

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Corona

When this 1966 Toyota Corona 1900hit the showrooms, it helpedscrawl the writing on the wall for the demise of Volkswagen’s beloved Beetle. Buyers wanting a smaller, inexpensive, reliable car would no longer have to cram their families into a 30-year-old design featuring hardly any trunk space, an inefficient heater/defroster system, and — let’s be honest — weird styling for

RealRides of WNY - 1959 Minx

Gowanda’s Steven Botsford brought his 1959 Hillman Minxto this year’s annualHarbor Cruisewhich was held at Point Gratiot Park in Dunkirk. Don’t feel bad if you didn’t know what this was when you first saw the photos. Not many made it across the pond. Those that did were left-hand drive like this one. As you can see from the dashboard layout, the designers made it pretty sim

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Polara

The four-door hardtop body style was in about its tenth year of the modern era when this 1964 Dodge Polarawas new. The Polara was, as Dodge told us, “the top of the Dodge line.”(Apparently the brochure writers forgot about the Polara 500, as well as the larger, even-more expensive Chrysler-based 880 lineup.) Its standard equipment list included: 318cid V-8; triple taillights; vinyl-cov