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RealRides of WNY - 1958 Cadillac

A couple of days ago on this page we mentioned how General Motors cars of 1958 were a bit, ahem, heavy-looking and chrome-laden. This 1958 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Specialpretty well puts that in perspective. Cadillac called it “…a culmination of the refined techniques and styling genius of Fleetwood craftsmen.”Well, that doessound better than heavy-looking and chrome-laden. I h

RealRides of WNY - Ford Coupe, c1948

Saw this Ford Coupe, c1948, a couple of weeks ago at a Cruising on the Qcar show on Queen Street in Niagara Falls, Ontario. There wasn’t much of a difference between the ’47 and the ’48 Fords — designers & engineers were busy gearing up for the all-new 1949 models. Ads for the ‘48s claimed that “… Ford’s the only car with your choice of V-8 or S

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Valiant

Day 5 of Compacts Week…This 1965 Plymouth Valiant Signetwas seen in 2017 in Niagara Falls, Ontarioat a Cruising on the Qweekly car show. The Valiant started out life for model year 1960 as a stand-alone nameplate. It was sold at Chrysler-Plymouth dealers in the U.S., where it would gain a Plymouth nameplate for 1961. In Canada however, the Valiant was marketed as the Valiant by Chryslerand

RealRides of WNY - Henry J, c1953

Day 2 of Compacts Week…Before American compacts from Detroit started showing up in the late 1950s, there were a few others which tried (and failed) to get buyers to drive smaller, American-made cars. This Henry J, c1953, is one of them. Named after aluminum and real estate magnate/automotive executive Henry J. Kaiser, the Henry J was produced by Kaiser Motors as a companion to its larger Ka

RealRides of WNY - 1960 GMC Suburban

Day 3 of Wagon Week…Is this 1960 GMC Custom Suburbanreally a station wagon? Well, a full complement of side windows and three rows of seats would seem to say, yes. (It was also available as a panel van, sans all the windows save those in the doors.) Based on the GMC pickup, the Suburban (or Model 1001) was available with a choice of two different rear door configurations: the typical statio

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Mercury Cougar

Day 1 of Discontinued Marques Week…This 1967 Mercury Cougarwas found last June at a weekly Cruising on the QTuesday night event on Queen Street in Niagara Falls, Ontario. This was the Cougar’s first year, and it was based on Ford’s popular Mustang. Bigger, more posh, and costlier than its Ford cousin, the Cougar helped spawn the upper crust pony car category, along with Dodge&rs

RealRides of WNY - 1951 Buick Custom Deluxe

Day 2 of Buick Week…When we first encountered this 1951 Buick Custom Deluxea couple of summers ago at weekly Cruising on the Q event on Queen Street in Niagara Falls, Ontario, we hadn’t figured that it was a Canada-only model. But our research department (me) over the weekend found an April 1, 2007 article on wheels.catitled “Canada only cars: Part III,”which told us that

RealRides of WNY - Chevrolet Sprint, c1990

Built from 1990-93, thisChevrolet Sprint CLconvertible was one of the smallest droptops available in North America at the time. This particular model was available in Canada, while in the U.S. we had the identical but differently badged Geo Metro. Both were based on Suzuki’s Forsa/Swift, as was the Pontiac Firefly — also a Canada-only model. With its light weight, small size, and thrif

RealRides of WNY - 1962 Daimler Majestic Major

This 1962 Daimler Majestic Majoris a limousine produced by the British automaker Daimler — a nameplate once heavily favored by Queen Elizabeth. Built only from 1960-68, Wikipedia tells us that only 1,180 Majestic Majors were produced, with seating for eight if the folding rear jump seats — officially called “twin forward-facing occasional seats” in Daimler’s literatur

RealRides of WNY - 1962 Olds F-85 Deluxe

Day 5 of Oldsmobile week…This compact 1962 Oldsmobile F-85 Deluxe doesn’t look so small these days, but back then it was quite a contrast to the full-sized sedans in most North American driveways. Owner Dave Purcer of Niagara Falls, Ontario was showing it proudly at last week’s first Cruisin’ On The Q car show of the season on Queen Street. All 1962 F-85s came standard wit