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RealRides of WNY #2398 - 1963 Pontiac

It was only the third year in for the nameplate, but already the 1963 Pontiac Tempest LeManswas growing in size. The Tempest lineup debuted for model year 1961 along with the Buick Special and Oldsmobile F-85, and as soon as they did they were dubbed senior compactsas they were bigger than the Ford Falcon, Chevy Corvair, and Chrysler Corporation’s Valiant, which were all true compacts. The t

RealRides of WNY - 1963 F-85

Even back when this 1963 Oldsmobile F-85 De Luxewas new, the growing girth of America was apparent, as one of the senior compact’s new features was the fact that “Entry and exit is easier, too, with smaller steering wheel for increased clearance.”We saw this one for sale a few weeks ago in front of a garage, which regularly offers a classic or two, in the town of Akron.Jim Corbra

RealRides of WNY - 1962 Special

We just managed to catch this 1962 Buick Speciallast summer as it was escaping the impending rain at the 12thAnnual Kiwanis Classic Car Showin Pembroke. I don’t think it’s too much of a stretch to suggest that this Special is unrestored and maybe even still original! You rarely see any of these “senior” compacts anymore. They were introduced by the Pontiac, Olds, and Buick

RealRides of WNY - 1962 Olds F-85

This 1962 Olds F-85 was photographed in 2013 at, of all places, the Grand Nashional Car Show in Batavia, a show primarily for Nash and American Motors products, but one that drew a good number of off-brands as well. The F-85 was one of GM’s three “senior compacts,” introduced in 1961 after the success of Ford’s Falcon and Chevy’s Corvair, as well as Chrysler Corporati