Results for: Seattle Washington

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1972 MGB GT

This c1972 MGB GTwas photographed by my daughter Katie back in 2018 on a Seattle, Washingtonside street. It’s showing some pretty big driving lamps up front, the kind most of us probably don’t want to see in our rearview mirrors at night. The GT was the closed, hatchback version of the venerable MGB roadster, and it debuted for model year 1966 (like the one seen below on Wikipedia), an

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - VW Type 2

No matter what your political leanings are, you’ve got to admire the conviction of the owners of this Volkswagen Type 2bus, which was spotted by my daughter Katie in a Seattle, Washingtonparking lot back in 2018. This one’s a second-gen bus, which went into production in 1967 in Germany, and a year later in Mexico where, surprisingly to many, they continued to be built up until…

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1967 Volvo

Taking car photos at dusk is always an iffy proposition, especially if you’re in traffic, andit’s a dark-colored car like this 1967 Volvo Amazon, spotted by my daughter Katie on a Seattlestreet back in 2018. This one’s a bit unusual, as it has only two doors (a model which wasn’t factory-produced — see the lineup below). Doing a bit of research online, I came across t

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - Volvo 245

Seeing a Volvo 245, c1977, in this condition still on the streets usually means one of two things: you’re in Vermont, or you’re in the Pacific Northwest. Okay, or maybe you’re in Sweden. This Berkshire Green wagon was spotted a couple of years ago in Seattle, Washingtonby RealRidescontributor (and my eldest offspring) Katie. Looking through some old brochures, for the second time

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1965 Thunderbird

This 1965 Ford Thunderbirdhardtop is one of the many old cars we saw while driving around the city of Seattleback in December 2018. This one is remarkably intact from what we can see here, except for the missing Thunderbird emblem on the hood. In ’64 the word Thunderbird was spelled out on the hood above the grille, and in 1966 (below), the final year for this body style, the hood on the new

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1982 Zephyr

Not to sound judgy here, but this c1982 Mercury Zephyr GSseems like it’s parked in front of the appropriate yard in this otherly well-kept Seattle, Washingtonneighborhood. We came upon it back in the autumn of 2018 while on vacation (a two-door was also available — bottom illustration). Seeing that it’s wearing a Washington State Collectible Vehicletag, perhaps you’llcome a

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1990 Toyota

Back when this 1990 Toyotawas new, the pickup market was much less complicated. In the Toyota showroom, there were longer and shorter wheelbases, as well as extended cab and 4-wheel-drive versions. As an added bonus, it was very likely that each one of them would fit in the average garage, and you wouldn’t need a stepladder to load/unload things out back(nor were you likely to have to take o

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - Buick Century, c1988

Saw this Buick Century Custom wagon, c1988, on one of last year’s trips to Seattle. Brought back some great memories, as we had a similar 1995 Estate Wagon, complete with fake exterior wood trim, whitewall tires and full wheelcovers, a blue metallic paint job with a matching cloth interior, and seating for eight! The rear-facing third seat was a big hit with the kids, who were by now teenage

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1976 Maverick

We’ve seen RealRides on the Roadbefore from former WNYer Rick Lapp, a long-time acquaintance who really seems to get around from his current home base in Central Pennsylvania. He spotted this 1976 Ford Maverickon a recent trip, parked in a marina in Anacortes, Washington. About 60 miles south of the Canadian border, Anacortes is on Fidalgo Island, about 80 miles northwest of Seattle. The Mav

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1976 Triumph TR6

Came across this nicely kept 1976 Triumph TR6last December while driving through Seattle. Yes, it’s expected that cars from the ‘70s — and earlier — would be well-kept in the great northwest, and this one was no disappointment. It’s wearing a set of period-correct redline tires, and the seldom-seen (at least by me) optional hardtop. This was the final year for the TR6