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RealRides of WNY - 1963 Galaxie 500/XL

This 1963 Ford Galaxie 500/XLbrings back a lot of memories — not that there ever was anything this fancy in our driveway when I was a kid, but there was a two- or three-year window of time when there were two 1963 Fords in the Corbran garage. Dad drove the ultimate cheapie — a Galaxie four-door sedan with a straight six and a square plastic rectangle on the dashboard where the radio wo

Could There Be A Rambler in Your Future?

Could There Be A Rambler in Your Future? By Jim CorbranYou often read about these “little old lady car” barn finds on the internet (where you’re reading this one right now, Lol…), but how often do you actually come across one in person?A short while back I heard from car show friend Steven Botsford about a very special 1958 Rambler Custom four-door sedan which was for sale

RealRides of WNY - 1940 Ford DeLuxe

When we came across this 1940 Ford DeLuxe Fordorsedan last summer, it was wearing a For Salesign which stated: "V-8, three-speed, older restoration. Runs, Drives, and Stops good. $14,900."It disappeared a while after we passed by, and I always wondered if it got sold. The ’40 Fords were very popular back in the day with customizers and hot rodders, which makes it all the more remarkable that

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Chevy Caprice

The absence of any chrome molding around the rear wheel well tells me that this 1967 Chevy Caprice Custom Coupeprobably left the factory sporting a set of fender skirts. Which would look just fine with whitewalls and the standard wheel covers, but they’d seem a bit odd with the Chevy Rally Wheels (which I don’t believe were available until the 1968 models) seen on this example. For mod

RealRides of WNY - 1951 Chevy Fleetline Deluxe

Let’s end the week near where we started, with a 1951 Chevrolet Fleetline Deluxe two-door sedan. This one was sent in by RealRides reader Glenn Ellis, photographed on the beach at Hamburg Town Park. Remarkably, this car has spent its entire life in WNY, and has never been driven in winter (and rarely in the rain). It has only 38,000 miles, and is powered by Chevy’s valve-in-head straig

RealRides of WNY - 1957 Chevy Two-Ten

This 1957 Chevrolet Two-Ten wagon really stood out to me at last weekend’s car show in Albion. I know, ’57 Chevys seem like they’re a dime-a-dozen at any summer cruise-in, but this one looks bone stock. Under the hood is Chevy’s Blue-Flame Six, and it’s attached to a three-on-the-tree. Taking a peek inside, we see blank plates in place of the nonexistent radio and clo

RealRides of WNY - 1953 Ford Customline

This 1953 Ford Customline Tudor was from the mid-range of Ford’s lineup, between the cheaper Mainline and the more expensive Crestline. The front fender badge tells us this one came equipped with Ford’s 239.4 cu. in. V-8, which put out 110 hp. The lack of a Fordomatic badge on the trunk means this one probably has the venerable three-on-the-tree switching its gears manually. The brochu