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RealRides of WNY - 1962 Wildcat

Speaking of cars you rarely see anymore (yes, we were, just yesterday!) here’s a 1962 Buick Wildcat, which we spotted back in 2019 at a Cruising On the Qcruise night on Queen Street in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The Wildcat was a late addition to the 1962 Buick lineup (technically part of the Invicta line) which ads called a “…torrid new luxury sports car!”Perhaps that’

RealRides of WNY - 1950 Mercury

This 1950 Mercurysix-passenger coupe was seen a few summers ago at a Cruising-on-the-Qweekly cruise night on Queen Street in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The ’49-’51 Mercurys looked nothing like their Ford counterparts, which could not be said for their predecessors. They shared a basic body shape with Lincoln, with the four-door models even copying the Lincoln’s suicide doors (below)

RealRides of WNY - Monarch, c1948

Judging from the large lettering above the grille of this c1948 Monarch, perhaps the owner didn’t want anyone confusing it with either a Ford or a Mercury, both of which are (sort of) the basis for this Canadian model from FoMoCo. As you can see from the photos below, the grille is specific to the Monarch (although it appears to be nestled within a Mercury grille shell), while the taillights

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Cutlass

Not often you come across a 1973 Oldsmobile Cutlass SupremeColonnade Hardtop sans vinyl roof. But here’s one now, seen a few summers ago at a Cruising on the Qevent on Queen Street in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Olds told us in their literature that the new ’73 Cutlass Supreme had “…a new suspension system patterned after [their] bigger Oldsmobiles. So there’s more limou

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Camaro

When I first came across this 1969 Chevy Camaro Yenko/SCa few years ago at a Cruising on the Qevent on Queen Street in Niagara Falls, Ontario, I assumed it was the doings of some boy-racer in his home garage. Later on I remembered the Yenko Corvairs of the 1960s (as well as the Corvair Sprints by Fitch) which as a kid I had bought in plastic kit form (see below),and decided to look up this Camaro

RealRides of WNY - 1953 Mayfair

This 1953 Dodge Mayfairis another one of those cars that, growing up in a border town we were used to seeing. People from the heartlands though, might have been a bit confused encountering one of these things—basically a Plymouth with a Dodge front clip which was sold in Canada. This Mayfair hardtop was based on Plymouth’s Belvedere; in the U.S. the larger Dodge hardtop was in the Coro

RealRides of WNY - 1962 Olds

Not every classic car owner is anxious to restore their ride back to showroom condition. Some are content to let their cars age naturally, like this 1962 Oldsmobile Starfire. By MY 1962, GM’s four-door flat-tops were by-and-large gone from the catalog (although they were still in the Corvair lineup). But in other roofline news, most big Chevy, Pontiac, Olds, and Buick two-door hardtops were

RealRides of WNY - 1961 Impala

The brochure told us that the 1961 Chevrolet Impala Sport Sedanwas “…the car your ideas helped shape.”I guess that means that you — yes, YOU!— didn’t care for the flat top roofs of the 1959-60 Chevy four-door hardtops. Well, some of us (me) found ourselves wondering what the ’61 models would have looked like had GM kept the flat top look for another model

RealRides of WNY - 1949 Mercury

There aren’t many days when you come across a 1949 Mercuryin stock condition. Including today! We saw this modestly customized example last summer at a Cruising-on-the-Qcruise night on Queen Street in Niagara Falls, Ontario. In case you failed chemistry in high school (hand raised!), that license plate reads “LEAD SLED,” Pbbeing the chemical symbol for element #82 (lead), and lea

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Buick

We searched high and low for proof that a 1969 Buick GSXwas ever produced at the factory, but came up dry. Everything we found says theGSX was introduced in 1970 as a two-door hardtop model in the Skylark lineup. It was yellow, with black stripes, and a rear spoiler, all of which we see on today’s RealRide. Unless there was a Canada-only 1969 GSX which no one seems to know about on the inter