Results for: Station Wagon

RealRides of WNY #2327 - 1964 Studebaker

This 1964 Studebaker Commander Wagonaireis still on the road, one of (more than) a few old Studes owned by Howard Newberry of Smith Mills. You may notice that there are only two headlights on today’s RealRide, while you may have seen other ’64 Wagonaires with four. The dual setup was standard on both the base Challenger and the mid-level Commander, while quad lamps were standard on the

RealRides of WNY #2265 - 1966 Ford

To put it mildly, this 1966 Ford Country Sedanhas a pair of mean-looking exhaust pipes poking out from beneath that back bumper. Not to mention a set of extra-deep steel rims, partly disguised by those factory dog dish hubcaps. I’m guessing that this old wagon is used for more than just taking the kids on trips to the drive-in. We saw it almost a year ago in a Websterdriveway. I imagine the

RealRides of WNY - 1960 American

No, you’re not going to fit the entire baseball team into this 1960 Rambler American Superstation wagon, but as the brochure pointed out, there was “…cargo room aplenty for all the luggage and gear needed by a family of five.”They went on to tell us that the American was “…the top value U.S.-built station wagon buy.”We found this one recently, complete w

RealRides of WNY - 1986 Jeep

When this 1986 Jeep Grand Wagoneerwas new, Jeep called it “Beyond Luxury.”True, it did contain just about every feature offered by American Motors at the time; AMC went on to tell us the Grand Wagoneer was “…the most completely equipped, most elegantly appointed full-size wagon you can buy.”By this time though, at the other end of the showroom was the Eagle 4WD stati

RealRides of WNY - 1992 Custom Cruiser

Day 2 of a week looking at the cars of Lansing…A while back we showed you the sibling of this 1992 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser— we’d seen the two of them together one day in a Lancasterparking lot. That year’s extensive 48-page (!) brochure told us that the “…floor length from the back of front seat to end of floor surface”was as astounding 89.3 inches! Wi

RealRides of WNY - 1962 Biscayne

A quick check showed that no, satin black wasn’t one of the factory colors available for this 1962 Chevrolet Biscayne, Lol. Chevy said the Biscayne was “…thriftiest to buy of all full-sized Chevrolets!”The Biscayne wagon was available only in a two-seat, six-passenger version while the pricier Bel Air and Impala models could be had with a third-row. With the inline six, th

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Pontiac

A quick walk-by would be an easy startto an incorrect identification of today’s RealRide. The Ontario license plate should be a clue though, that this isn’t a Catalina or a Bonneville — it’s a 1965 Pontiac Parisienne Safari. The top of the Pontiac full-size line in Canada, the Parisienne differs (visually) from the U.S. top-of-the-line Bonneville in the side trim (not to me

RealRides of WNY - 1992 Custom Cruiser

You see plenty of Chevy and Buick versions of this gigantic station wagon from General Motors, but it’s not often you come across the third member of the bunch. A month or so ago we actually came across two1992 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiserwagons in the same parking lot, wearing (no less) consecutively numbered vanity plates. Is it just me, or do these things look even bigger without the fake wo

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Studebaker

The simple side trim and the lack of quad headlamps would seem to indicate that this is a 1964 Studebaker Commander Wagonaire(there were also cheaper Challenger and more expensive Daytona models available). A quick peek at that year’s brochure reminded me that the station wagon from South Bend could also be had without the sliding roof panel, which made carrying tall, bulky items possible (s

RealRides of WNY - 1971 Suburban

We came upon this 1971 GMC Suburbanover the summer in Wellsvillewhile visiting the Park in the Park Car Showsponsored by the Allegany County AOH Division 1. The GMC was virtually identical to the Chevy version — or is it the other way around? — and they both were available with two different rear door setups: a liftgate/tailgate combination, or the double, side-opening doors often refe