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RealRides of WNY - 1964 Pontiac

The poverty hubcaps are deceiving on this 1964 Pontiac Parisienne Safari, making it (at a glance) look like it might be on of the lower-cost wagons (Laurentian or Strato Chief), but the trim — not to mention the Parisienne badge on the rear quarter panel — says otherwise. Pontiac Canada called the Parisienne Safari “the most luxurious load toter of them all.”They also menti

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1983 Vauxhall

Wow. Seems hard to believe only four months ago we were on a cruise ship, going from NYC to Bermuda. How the times have changed! While docked in Somersetwe stopped in to the Bermuda Transport Museum(this is their Facebook link), where we snapped these photos of a c1983 Vauxhall Astra GL 1600 S Mk. 1. The “S” represents a higher tune version of the 1600cc engine. The Astra Mk 1 was prod

RealRides of WNY - 1959 Rambler

Looks like this 1959 Rambler Custom Cross Countryhas had some work done since the the photo at the top of the page was taken in 2019 at the International Station Wagon Club’s International Convention in Amherst. As you can see in the other two photos, taken a few weekends ago in the Old S’cool Room at the Cavalcade of Cars in Hamburg, it’s regained some of its trim pieces and had

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1951 Ford

Reached back into the archives for this 1951 Ford Country Squire, which we saw at a 1975 car show on the San Diego Fairgrounds in Del Mar, California. The Country Squire moniker first appeared in advertising in the 1950 brochure. But Ford didn’t seem to be fully committed to the name as they called it the “Country Squire” in quotation marks. It finally lost the quotes with the al

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1972 Hillman

As the blokes at allpar.compoint out, the rear lamp clusters on the 1972 Hillman Hunter Estatewere plucked out of the parts bin of the Sunbeam Rapier (it’s all in the family, eh?) — see bottom photo. The Estate version of the Hunter was launched in 1970, and the manufacturer was Hillman, at that time part of Chrysler UK, who told us in the brochure that under the bonnet was the “

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Wagonaire

Introduced a couple of years earlier, the Studebaker Wagonaire(this one’s a’65) seemed like the best of both worlds: the comfort of an enclosed automobile with a pickup truck’s ability to carry large, tall objects. The debut 1963 brochure shows what appears to be a refrigerator in the cargo hold (bottom photo)— would love to see the loading-and-unloading video of thatoperat

RealRides of WNY - 1974 Montego

This Bright Red 1974 Mercury Montego MX Villagerwas spotted last summer in Amherst at the International Station Wagon Club’s international convention held in Amherst. Oddly, in doing some research it seems as though the 1974 Montego wagon line wasn’t offered in Canada. Could this be? We say this becausethe Canadian Montego-specific brochure makes no mention of a station wagon. But here

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1995 Roadmaster

When we came across this 1995 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagona couple of summers ago in Kennebunk, Maine, it was being used as both advertising for local businesses, and as a car for hire. It was also for sale at the time, as was the 1983 Bonneville wagon which was parked next to it. The owner told us she was selling everything and moving south; I wonder how that turned out. This version of the Road

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - Super Minx, c1966

The Bermuda Transport Museumin Somerset, Bermudais located just a few blocks from the Royal Naval Dockyard. That puts it squarely in the crosshairs of the many tourists who disembark from the many cruise ships which pull into port every year to this island paradise. And that is how we came about this Hillman Super Minx, c1966, a couple of weeks ago while wandering around the island. This generatio

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - Buick Century, c1988

Saw this Buick Century Custom wagon, c1988, on one of last year’s trips to Seattle. Brought back some great memories, as we had a similar 1995 Estate Wagon, complete with fake exterior wood trim, whitewall tires and full wheelcovers, a blue metallic paint job with a matching cloth interior, and seating for eight! The rear-facing third seat was a big hit with the kids, who were by now teenage