Results for: Seattle, Washington

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1963 Ford Falcon Futura

By the time this Rose Beige 1963 Ford Falcon Futurahit the showrooms, all of the pillared sedans in the lineup had the Thunderbird-inspired squared-off roofline, which was previously reserved for the top-line model only. Also new for 1963 were the 2-door hardtop and convertible Futura models; and halfway through the model year, the 1963-1/2 Falcon Sprint hardtop & convertible were introduced w

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - Jaguar XK-E Series 2

Although I don’t claim to have seen a lot of Jaguar XK-E Series 2cars over the years, I’ve haveseen a few of them. But I don’t ever remember seeing one in this color combination. That’s possibly due to the fact that you rarely see an XK-E roadster (or E-Type, as the boot badge tells us) with the optional removable hardtop. You’ve gotta admit that the dark brown/off-wh

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1966 Plymouth Barracuda

This 1966 Plymouth Barracudawas seen earlier this year by RealRidesstaff member (and daughter) Katie in Seattle, Washington. She didn’t happen to mention if these stylish-looking ladies had a set of keys or were trying to break in, Lol. The ’66 was a minor, one-year-only facelift of the ’64-’65 model — a mere placeholder until the all-new 1967 models came along (in th

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1968 Ford Mustang

To see a 1968 Ford Mustang convertible in a plaza parking lot in WNY would certainly be a rare thing these days. However, when we came across this one while visiting Seattle, Washingtonthis past September, it seemed like it was just another car. Well, almost. Thinking about it later, we decided it was probably the daily driver of: a.) an aging long-time Seattleite who just possibly bought the car

RealRides of WNY (on the Road) - Mitsubishi Mighty Max

This Mitsubishi Mighty Maxpickup, seen last month while we vay-cayed in Seattle, looks like someone was performing a brake test behind a bus… and failed. The Mighty Max was a compact pickup (what ever happened to thatidea, anyway?) produced by Mitsu for about ten years starting in 1986. A badge-engineered version was sold in US Dodge dealers as the Ram 50 (below),which for a while gave Dodg

RealRides of WNY (on the Road) - Dodge Colt, c1987

If you were in the market for a sub-compact back in the late 1980s, you might have wandered into your local Dodge dealer to check out their line of captive imports. This Dodge Colt DL, c1987, seen during a recent trip to Seattle, was one of them. Chrysler Corporation sold these small cars off and on from 1971 (while they were busy developing the Dodge Omni/Plymouth Horizon) through to the mid-1990

RealRides of WNY (on the Road) - VW Vanagon, c1986

A recent family trek to Seattle, Washington to visit with our first-born, unearthed this Volkswagen Vanagon, c1986. The trip also seemed to answer the question: “Where did all of the old VW buses go?” Answer: They’re in Seattle! Seemingly every last one of ‘em! You couldn’t turn a corner without coming across a gen-1 or gen-2 Type 2, Vanagon, or even a Eurovan; stock,

RealRides of WNY (On the Road) - 1979 Honda Civic

Spent a week in Seattle, Washington recently, and of course took some time finding old cars — they’re everywhere! Right around the corner from our Airbnb was this1979 Honda Civic 1200hatchback. In ’79 the Civic was also available as a similarly-shaped 2-door sedan (with a miniscule trunk opening) as well as a 4-door station wagon. Standard powertrain was Honda’s transverse-

RealRides of WNY (Alumni Edition) - 1941 Mercury

Time for another edition of Former WNYers Finding RealRides as today we focus on this 1941 Mercury, seen cruising the streets of Seattle by RealRides daughter Katie earlier this year. This one is the Town Sedan, advertised by Mercury as …the newest big car in its class. Also available for 1941, which was Mercury’s third year in the marketplace, were thetwo-door sedan, two-door coupe a

RealRides of WNY - 1962 Ford Falcon Futura

By the time this 1962 Ford Falcon Futurawas unveiled I guess Detroit figured it was time to fancy-up its import-fighting compacts which it had introduced a scant two years earlier. After all, gotta give the Joneses something for the other neighbors to keep up with! The Futura was initially available only as the two-door sedan you see here (eventually it grew into a series). Uptown features include