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RealRides of WNY - 1965 Fairlane

Passing through downtown Sanbornone day in October, I looked off to the side of the road and spotted this 1965 Ford Fairlane 500(in Champagne Beige) sitting in a parking lot. Even though Ford produced 20,506 of them, I rarely saw one back in the day and never (well, except this once) run across one now. This one has the optional luggage rack ($45.40) and power tailgate window ($32.30). I don&rsquo

RealRides of WNY - 1962 Catalina

This 1962 Pontiac Catalina Safariwas spotted in the spectators’ parking area of this year’s annual car show which is usually held during the Taste of West Seneca, on the grounds of West Seneca Town Hall in… you guessed it, West Seneca. If you’re a regular car show/cruise-in attendee, you should always check out the spectator parking. You never know what you’ll find t

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1950 Plymouth

This 1950 Plymouth Special Deluxewagon is one of only 2,057 produced. It was the final year for Plymouth’s woodie, what with their much-touted “All Metal”Suburban (bottom photo) having been introduced the previous model year with great sales success. In its final year the woodie was handily outsold by the Suburban, which posted a production figure of 34,457. Today’s RealRid

RealRides of WNY - 1959 Parkwood

While I’m pretty sure that the tires & rims seen on this 1959 Chevrolet Parkwoodweren’t on the car when it left the dealership back in the day, I cansay that a precursor to today’s cruise-control was available as a dealer-installed option. Thumbing through the 1959 accessories brochure at xframechevy.comI came across something called the Throttle-Holder (see illustration at b

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 - 1967 Travelall

Perhaps if they’d remained in the mainstream vehicle business, the manufacturers of this 1967 International Travelallmight be selling fleets of large, black 2020-model SUVs for the ferrying of government officials from photo op to photo op. Remember when all pols were chauffered around in luxury sedans? At some point somebody decided a mean-looking black Chevy Suburban (below) or something o

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Town & Country

The brochure for the 1973 Chrysler Town & Countrypretty much said it all: “Chrysler makes only one station wagon. It’s enough.”If it wasn’t enough, perhaps a station wagon wasn’t what you really needed. Maybe you should have been shopping the Kenworth dealers. The T&C had enough floor space to load a 4’ x 8’ sheet of plywood… with the tailga

RealRides of WNY - 1948 Buick

From the School of Go-Big-Or-Stay-Home Design comes this 1948 Buick Super Estate Wagon. Buick told us it was “For white-tie occasions or country living, the car that changes from playboy to workhorse.”The Super was one of two Estate Wagons offered that year. Just 2,018 of them were produced, compared to only 350 of the even larger, more expensive Roadmaster model. Saw this one last sum

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Falcon

Today we’re heading right back to Olcottand last years annual Olcott Beach Car Show, where we saw this 1965 Ford Falcontwice — once in the visitor’s parking area, and again as it was leaving. From the back this could have been a 1964 model, especially seeing that it’s wearing 1964 hubcaps. But the side trim and the grille are from a 1965. It’s also wearing a NYS deale

RealRides of WNY - 1959 Chevy

If you’re gonna get a photo of the back end of a 1959 Chevy Parkwood, I guess you’d call this the money shot. It was all about the fins back in the late 1950s, and the ’59 Chevy and ’59 Cadillac were just about as finny as they came. The Parkwood was one of four Chevy wagon nameplates for 1959. In ascending order, you had your choice of a Brookwood, Parkwood, Kingswood, or