Results for: Rear Wheel Drive

RealRides of WNY - 1986 Parisienne

The 1986 Pontiac Parisienne Broughamwas the last of the B-I-GPontiac full-size sedans. Taking its place at the top of the Pontiac model heap in 1983, supplanting the Bonneville (which was now a midsize), the Parisienne was a new model in the US, but Canadians had been used to seeing the quaint French name on big Pontiacs since back in 1958. Just as the Impala was a sub-series of the Bel Air for 19

RealRides of WNY - 1988 Fleetwood Brougham

This 1988 Cadillac Fleetwood Broughamis just a powerwash away from regaining its former elegance. Or, as my grandfather would have succinctly put it, “It just needs a little elbow grease.” Cadillac sold over 53,000 of these big four-door, rear-wheel drive sedans (other than the stretch limos, the only RWD Caddy left in the catalog), equipped with a 5.0L 4-bbl V8 and (I’m sure a m

RealRides of WNY - 1988 Cutlass Supreme

You saw a ton of these driving around in the 1980s, but it’s not often these days that you see a decent 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Classicout and about — especially one with a t-top. By this time, Olds was really cashing in on the popularity of the Cutlass nameplate. There was of course this model, which was the original (if you will) rear-wheel-drive Cutlass mid-size car that sha

RealRides of WNY - 1987 Oldsmobile

Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve always preferred the simpler, non-vinyl-topped versions of cars like this Light Sapphire Blue 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. With the emphasis on front-wheel-drive cars moving to the forefront, Olds started getting creative in their brochure description of the rear-wheel-drive ’87 Cutlass Supreme Coupe — in this case a Light Chestnut Brown exa

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Buick Riviera

Day 5 of Buick Week…This 1967 Buick Rivierais from year two of a total restyle, and shares its basic body shell with the Olds Toronado and Cadillac Eldorado. The Riv however, is the only one of the three to still feature the conventional (for the time) rear-wheel drivetrain format. Available in two models, The base ’67 Riviera had an MSRP of $4,469 (about 34 grand in today’s wor

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1987 Jeep Comanche

How opportune that we came across this 1987Jeep Comanche Pioneerwhile FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) was in the midst of launching a new, updated version based on the tried-and-true Wrangler. The original Comanche was introduced by American Motors (who at the time still owned Jeep; Chrysler bought AMC in the spring of 1987) for model year 1986. It was based on the mid-sized Cherokee, and was sold

RealRides of WNY - 1987 Olds Custom Cruiser

This pristine-looking 1987 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiseris owned by Buffalo’sMark Kramer, and was bought new by his parents, who traded-in their 1962 Olds convertible for it at Basil Oldsmobile. The Custom Cruiser was Old’s last rear-wheel-drive car, after the rest of the full-sized line had been downsized for 1986 and switched-over to front-wheel-drive. It still had the 5.0L V-8 as standa

RealRides of WNY - 1986 Ford LTD Crown Victoria

Found this 1986 Ford LTD Crown Victoria in a Hamburg parking lot a couple of weekends ago. Not sure where the owner drove in from, but it was just about the only car in the lot with snow on it. This body style, introduced for model year 1979 to counter the downsizing of GM’s full-size cars for 1977, would soldier on for another year before getting a total restyle for 1988. The Crown Vic name

RealRides of WNY - 1986 Toyota MR2

This is a first-generation 1986 Toyota MR2, which, when first introduced, won the Car of the Year Japan award. The MR2 is a mid-engine two-seat rear-wheel-drive sports car which also was highly-praised (and awarded) by the American motoring press. It was produced from 1984-2007, but was discontinued in the US after the third-generation’s 2005 model year ended. The MR2’s suspension was