Results for: Station Wagon

RealRides of WNY #2534 ......................... 1985 Chevrolet Caprice Classic

LOCKPORT, N.Y.– These days four-door sedans and station wagons are becoming more popular in the classic car collector market, and are being seen more and more at car shows & cruise nights as they’re (for now) more affordable to more buyers. This 1985 Chevrolet Caprice Classic, while not entered in the show, was seen in the spectators’ lot of last summer’s Field of Dream

RealRides of WNY #2518 ......................... c1959 Auto Union 1000

YOUNGSTOWN, N.Y.– If you saw the four rings emblems on today’s RealRideand assumed it was an Audi, you’re close, but no cigar. This is an Auto Union 1000 Universal(a model built between 1959 and 1962), Auto Union of course being the successor of the DKW brand and the modern-day predecessor of the Audi nameplate. The four rings symbolize the four German manufacturers which merged

RealRides of WNY #2512 ......................... 1964 Plymouth Belvedere

ELMA, N.Y.– We’ve seen this 1964 Plymouth Belvederemore than once these past few years, but it didn’t look like it does in these photos which’s John Trotta took at the 2015 AACA Car Show at Village Green Park. As you can see in the photo at the bottom of the page, when we came across this wagon back in 2020, just a few miles down the road at that year’s ca

RealRides of WNY #2500 ......................... 1967 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser

AMHERST, N.Y.– Sometimes it’s difficult to remember that not every car back in the day was a top-of-the-line model. Even fewer were like some of the over-optioned base series models we see today. Seeing this 1967 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser Customat the 2019 International Station Wagon Club meet brought to mind (for me anyway) a much more basic (non-Custom) Vista Cruiser without the imita

RealRides of WNY #2468 ......................... 1966 Plymouth Fury II

LACKAWANNA, N.Y.– the 23rdAnnual Motorhead Mania Car & Motorcycle Cruisewas held this past September, which is where we came across this 1966 Plymouth Fury II. And something seemed a bit off about it right from the get-go. Couldn’t put my finger on it until later on while looking at the photos. Seems like the tailgate is from a 1965 model, which still fit as the ’66 big Plymo

RealRides of WNY #2432 (on the road) - 1987 Toyota Tercel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - I was pretty surprised to come across this Pennsylvania-registered 1987 Toyota Tercellast summer. My buddy Simon and I encountered it on our walk (of about ten blocks) from Ford’s Theater to the National Postal Museum. There’s a story behind this photo, which I’m not in the moodto share here (still having nightmares, Lol). The reason will be obvious someday whe

RealRides of WNY #2392 - 1977 Bobcat

Yesterday’s Chevy Citation RealRidewas a rare find because most of the over 800,000 of them produced that year seem to have vanished off the face of the earth. Today’s RealRide, a c1977 Mercury Bobcat Villager,is not only rare now, but was also pretty rare back in 1977, when Mercury produced only around 31,000 Bobcat wagons (we couldn’t find a breakdown on how many of them were t

RealRides of WNY #2388 - 1980 Volaré

There are a few things I like about this 1980 Plymouth Volaréwagon: It has a factory-installed inline six with a floor-mounted three-speed manual transmission It’s showing only about 72,000 km on the odometer A rear window decal tells us that it “identifies as a Viper,”Lol Until seeing this one at this past summer’s Mopar Classic Car Showat Rose City Chrysler in We

RealRides of WNY #2383 - 1965 Wagonaire

This 1965 Studebaker Daytona Wagonaireisn’t just any old station wagon. Current owner and Smith Millsresident — not to mention Studebaker aficionado — Howard Newberry bought it from the Studebaker National Museum where it had been on display as being previously owned by a Studebaker executive. Yes, it needs a little work (which is one of the reasons the museum sold it), but it&rs

RealRides of WNY #2376 - 1967 Travelall

Who would have thought back when this 1967 International Travelallwas new that vehicles of this ilk would often supplant Lincolns and Cadillacs for ferrying around heads of state (inset)? Magazine ads from the era (like the one below from 1964) had the big Suburban-like wagon being used for pulling campers, hauling boat trailers, going on hunting trips, and delivering parcels. International also m