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RealRides of WNY - 1951 Ford

This 1951 Ford Customis from the car’s third and final year of its styling cycle. Confusingly (to me at least), the Custom was the top-line series while the Deluxe was the cheaper one. A feature of the ’51 Fords which I’m surprised didn’t catch on was the “Chanalited Instrument Cluster,” about which Ford told us “When head or parking lights are on, car spe

RealRides of WNY - 1977 Aspen

Before you say that this 1977 Dodge Aspen R/Tis all show and no go, you should know that, besides the standard Slant 6 engine, there was also a standard 318cid V8 in the eight-cylinder model. Upgrades under the hood consisted of either a 2- or 4-bbl 360 V8, and while they were both connected to TorqueFlite automatics, the 318 could be had with an optional 4-speed. Today’s RealRidehas another

RealRides of WNY - 1951 Buick

Came upon this nice 1951 Buick Super Rivieraa few weeks ago at a car show at St. Gabriel’s Church in Elma. Confusingly, the Super shared the shorter, 121.5-inch wheelbase of the less expensive Special, but somehow shared a body with the larger Roadmaster, which rode on a wheelbase of 126.25 inches. To further confuse things, Buick normally used the term Rivierato denote its two-door pillarle

RealRides of WNY - 1959 Catalina

Take a close look at the vent window on this 1959 Pontiac Catalinaand you’ll see what we did back in the old days when hardly anybody had a car with a/c. The ’59s were the first Pontiacs to be designed under the tutelage of Semon E. “Bunky” Knudsen, who was appointed General Manager of GM’s Pontiac Division in 1956. At the timehe was the youngest general manager in Ge