RealRides of WNY - 1951 Pontiac

This 1951 Pontiac Chieftain Streamlinermarked the final year for GM’s fastback from its division whose cars began life as Oaklands back in 1907 (the Oakland firm was founded in Pontiac, Michigan). The 1952 Chevy Fleetline DeLuxe was the last holdout of this once popular body style. The final Oldsmobile and Cadillac fastbacks were 1950 models, while Buick still offered the Custom Special 2-do

RealRides of WNY - 1951 Packard

We came across this 1951 Packard 200 Deluxetouring sedan earlier this year at a car show held in Tonawandaat the Frontiersmen VFW Post #7545. No, this isn’t how it looked when it left thefactory, Lol. The new-for-1951 cars were a far cry from the previous models, whose design dated back to 1946. The 200 sat at the bottom of the once-prestigious Packard lineup, with the aptly named Patrician

RealRides of WNY - 1950 Pontiac

Not sure if this 1950 Pontiacis an actualNiagara County Sheriff’s car or a replica of one. We saw it a couple of weeks ago parked in Youngstown. The markings certainly look authentic, but I have my doubts about the white bumpers… and it seems kind of “chromey” for a police car but, hey, you never know! Pontiac was still a few years away from putting a V8 under the hood &md

RealRides of WNY - 1952 Buick

Came across this 1952 Buick Superearlier this year in the “Old Skool” room at the Cavalcade of Carsin Hamburg. On the trunklid is the badge of L. A. McKean Auto Co., a now defunct Buick dealer in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The Super, Buick’s mid-range model, was available as this Riviera two-door hardtop, convertible, four-door sedan, and Estate Wagon — the penultimate year

RealRides of WNY - 1938 Olds/1936 Buick

Today we have a two-fer — found quite a while back on Grand Island. The car on the left seems to be a 1938 Oldsmobile. They came only in a single series, with either an inline six or an inline eight. But there were seven different body styles in each; this one looks like the two-door Touring Sedan. The car on the right is a 1938 Buick Special. Just the opposite of Olds, Buick offered cars in