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RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1948 Nash

The upcoming holidays have left us here in the RealRidesoffices in a festive mood — so festive that today we’re featuring this 1948 Nash Ambassador Custom Slipstreamsedan, owned by Sandra Carter of Shepherdsville, West Virginia. I’ve been thinking of how to use the photos that Sandra sent in just about a year ago. Turns out her daughter’s finaceé is from Homer, New Y

RealRides of WNY - 1962 Lincoln

This 1962 Lincoln Continentalmarks the marque’s second year for this styling cycle, which famously featured North America’s only (at the time) suicide doors on a production car, as well as North America’s only production four-door convertible. Growing up, the parents of a school chum had one just like this, only the color scheme was reversed — Bermuda Blue Poly with a white

RealRides of WNY - 1950 Mercury

This 1950 Mercurysix-passenger coupe was seen a few summers ago at a Cruising-on-the-Qweekly cruise night on Queen Street in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The ’49-’51 Mercurys looked nothing like their Ford counterparts, which could not be said for their predecessors. They shared a basic body shape with Lincoln, with the four-door models even copying the Lincoln’s suicide doors (below)

RealRides of WNY - 1959 Panhard

I did a double-take as I was driving past this 1959 Panhard Dyna Zsitting in a Salamancafront yard back in 2009. I did another double-take while researching this car on the internet and discovering that there was also a pickup model produced! (see bottom photo)In typical French fashion, the Dyna Z has unusual styling, from the sticking-out-its-tongue look of the front grille, to the reverse-suicid

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Lincoln

Day 6 of 7 Days of Lincoln… The original buyers of this 1966 Lincoln Continentalhad, for the first time since MY 1960, the opportunity to opt for a two-door hardtop version as well as this four-door sedan and a four-door convertible — the latter of which was the lone four-door drop-top made in America, with suicide doors, yet! Lincoln called the two-door a coupé, which sounds m

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Lincoln

Day 2 of 7 Days of Lincoln… This 1967 Lincoln Continentalis from the marque’s seventh consecutive year of suicide doors. Of course, Lincoln never officially called them that (they were center-opening doors), but it’s probably how they’re best remembered. Why were they called suicide doors? Think about what might happen should you fall out of an opened rear door while the c

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Lincoln

We found this 1967 Lincoln Continentala few weeks ago, appropriately, in a parking lot adjacent to the building which houses one of Buffalo’s oldies radio stations inCheektowaga. The Continental was all-new for 1966, so the ’67 models had minimal changes — one of them being “…the Continental emblem has been embroidered into a new knit broadcloth Chalfonte fabric.&rdq

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Lincoln Continental

Yes, Virginia, there once was a time when large two-door cars were a thing. Take for instance, this 1966 Lincoln Continental, seen a few summers ago in Olean. When the new, suicide door-equipped Lincolns debuted for MY 1961, they were available only as four-doors, in sedan and convertible versions. The two-door hardtop made its first appearance for 1966, and it continued on until 1974. After that,

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Lincoln Continental

We’re letting someone else do the heavy lifting this week as we ease ourselves into 2017: It’s Day 4 of Ex-Pat Week — WNYers living out of town sending us their finds!This 1963 Lincoln Continental was found earlier this year by my brother Dennis in a San Diego parking garage not far from his place of work. It’s not often you see one of these big Lincolns sporting black side