RealRides of WNY - 1965 Wildcat

By the time this 1965 Buick Wildcatconvertible hit the showrooms, the nameplate was also available in a four-door sedan or hardtop, as well as the two-door hardtop as which it debuted half-way through MY 1962 (perhaps as a response to Pontiac’s popular new Grand Prix). In the ’65 brochure, Buick touted the Wildcat’s “…performance, ride, handling and all-around luxury

RealRides of WNY - 1962 Oldsmobile

The 1962 Oldsmobile Starfirewas not brought about, as some think, as a response to Pontiac’s Grand Prix — the Starfire convertible was introduced halfway through the 1961 model year as a sub-model of the Super 88. The Grand Prix didn’t debut until 1962, a year in which Olds made the Starfire a separate model and added a 2-door hardtop to the mix. The convertible would stay in pro

RealRides of WNY - 1974 Buick Regal

All of General Motors’ midsized cars had been downsized for model year 1973, with new Colonnadestyling which included frameless front door glass and non-opening rear quarter windows on two-door models. GM’s Flint-based entries were the Century, whose two-door featured a rakish roofline, and a more formal edition — seen here on this 1974 Buick Regal. The Regal was on a par with Ch

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Buick Wildcat

Showing you how my mind works, when I was a paperboy for The Buffalo Evening News back in the day, I remember one of my customers having a 1963 Buick Wildcat similar to this one — although it was a silver two-door with a black vinyl top. Yet, I can’t remember what I had (or even if I had anything) for breakfast this morning! The Wildcat started life in 1962 as a sub-series of the Invic

RealRides of WNY - 1976 Pontiac Grand Prix LJ

Hey look, it’s a pristine-looking 50th Golden Anniversary Edition 1976 Pontiac Grand Prix LJ, right here in Tonawanda! T-Tops (by Hurst), special hood ornament, pinstriping, color-keyed Rally II wheels, and a white vinyl half-roof were part of the 50th anniversary Pontiac personal luxury coupe’s special equipment. Only about 4,800 of them were built, all in Anniversary Gold, a color wh