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RealRides of WNY #2428 ......................... 1973 Buick LeSabre

In the literature, the 1973 Buick LeSabrewas called “the standard big Buick.”Some of us would call it the base, or entry-level model. Today’s RealRideis just a notch up from there, being a LeSabre Custom, which added a bit nicer interior and a bunch of exterior brightwork. We’re guessing that this one’s painted in what Buick called Bamboo Cream. Out back is a trunklid

RealRides of WNY #2312 - 1988 VW

We came across this 1988 Volkswagen Cabrioleta few weeks ago at the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Festival/Volkswagen of WNY Car Showin Sanborn. Which prompted a refresher course on the model name. For years VW has referred to and badged their convertible model as a Cabriolet, which is interesting because according to reliable sources, the German word for convertible is cabrio; but in French it’s ca

RealRides of WNY - 1971 Torino GT

Here’s one of the rarer RealRidesto come along in a while — a 1971 Ford Torino GTconvertible. Only 1,613 of them left the factory, but we found this one a couple of weeks back at a Sunday cruise night at Hoover’s Restaurant and Dairy in Sanborn. Ford urged its drop-top shoppers to “…enjoy the sun, moon and stars. And a breeze or two.”Standard power for the Tori

RealRides of WNY - 1960 Super 88

Day 5 of a week looking at the cars of Lansing…I’d love to hear the odds on coming across both this 1960 Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday Scenicoupeback in 2011 in Ransomville, and the 1960 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 shown below which was seen a couple of years ago (and just a few miles away) in Sanborn — and have them both look like life-size AMT 3-in-1 model kits! Literally these are th

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Comet

The brochure called the 1969 Mercury Comet“…the one-model car series.”Based on the mid-sized Montego, this iteration of the Comet was introduced the previous year and was available only as a two-door hardtop. It sat at the bottom of the Montego lineup with an MSRP of $2,532 which was $75 less than the cheapest Montego-branded hardtop. We photographed this one back in 2013 when i

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Sweptline

I’ve always said that if I were ever in the market for a classic pickup, I’d want something a bit out of the ordinary. This 1970 Dodge D100 Sweptlinewould fill the bill nicely; not that there’s anything uncommonly weird about it, but most pickups you see from this era seem to be Fords or Chevys. And we like to be different. This one was actually for salewhen we came across it bac

RealRides of WNY - Divco milk truck

Many of us remember seeing these in our neighborhoods back in the day on a regular basis. Some of them might even have been the version where the operator stood while driving using hand controls. Below is an illustration from the book “Divco — A History of the Truck and Company”which shows how that worked. Looks mighty confusing to me! The iconic Divco Model-Umilk truck started p

RealRides of WNY - 1956 Capri

Day 7 of 7 Days of Lincoln… We happened upon this 1956 Lincoln Caprisitting out front of a scrap yard on the Tuscarora Nation Reservation in Sanbornback in 2009. It was eventually joined by another ’56, and one of them found their way into a Niagara Falls auto restoration shop over the years. Not sure of the final outcome though. The 1956 models were a minor restyle of the ‘55s;

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Lincoln

Day 2 of 7 Days of Lincoln… This 1967 Lincoln Continentalis from the marque’s seventh consecutive year of suicide doors. Of course, Lincoln never officially called them that (they were center-opening doors), but it’s probably how they’re best remembered. Why were they called suicide doors? Think about what might happen should you fall out of an opened rear door while the c

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Fairlane

Passing through downtown Sanbornone day in October, I looked off to the side of the road and spotted this 1965 Ford Fairlane 500(in Champagne Beige) sitting in a parking lot. Even though Ford produced 20,506 of them, I rarely saw one back in the day and never (well, except this once) run across one now. This one has the optional luggage rack ($45.40) and power tailgate window ($32.30). I don&rsquo