Results for: Tonawanda New York

RealRides of WNY - 1991 Chrysler

Some of the “experts” might disagree with me here, but this 1991 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenueis a real survivor car. Let’s be honest — how many great-uncles, grandfathers, and widows (I’m assuming here that that was their demographic) do you suppose bought one of these with the intent on saving it for the next 30 years or so? These were mainly bought to be driven.

RealRides of WNY - 1978 Oldsmobile

In case you missed the announcement when Oldsmobile downsized its big cars for model year 1977, the brochure for this 1978 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royalereminded us that it had “…a shortened turning radius,” and that “positive caster in the front suspension was increased.” Most buyers understood the first feature; but I imagine the latter one would have had many car shop

RealRides of WNY - 1987 Oldsmobile

Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve always preferred the simpler, non-vinyl-topped versions of cars like this Light Sapphire Blue 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. With the emphasis on front-wheel-drive cars moving to the forefront, Olds started getting creative in their brochure description of the rear-wheel-drive ’87 Cutlass Supreme Coupe — in this case a Light Chestnut Brown exa

RealRides of WNY - 1977 Oldsmobile

This 1977 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Regencyreally bucked a trend. For years, American car manufacturers annually touted their “longer, lower, wider” offerings. But for model year 1977, General Motors decided that it was time to stop the madness. Longer, lower and, wider full-sized cars were out; “…new size, new maneuverability and new fuel economy”were the new catch ph

RealRides of WNY - 1980 Datsun 210

The 1980 Datsun 210came in a wide range of models, from 2- and 4-door sedans to 3-door hatchbacks and 5-door station wagons. This hatchback, which appears to be shod in a set of 280Z rims c1975, was spotted a couple of weeks ago at the construction site of the extension to theRails-to-Trailspathway in the City of Tonawanda, where it will connect with another trail currently in place near the Erie

RealRides of WNY - 1971 Buick LeSabre

Saw this 1971 Buick LeSabre Customa month or so ago in Tonawanda. This was the first year of a restyle which would last through model year 1976, the final year before GM’s big downsizing program took hold. Of course, federal regulations would drastically change to look of these big Buicks through its six-year run, but the basic body shape remained pretty constant. This one looks to be shod i

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Ford Mustang

It was last summer when we came across this Tahoe Turquoise 1966 Ford Mustanghardtop not far from the RealRidesoffices inTonawanda. This one, sporting era-correct license plates, seems to be equipped with one of three optional 289 V-8 engines — a 200-hp version was an extra $104.84; the 225-hp variety went for $157.31; while two different 271-hp packages were offered: $379.19 with the GT Equ

RealRides of WNY - Porsche 928 S4

According to pca.org(Porsche Club of America), the Porsche 928 S4was built from 1987-1991, and was equipped with a 32-valve 5.0L V8 which produced 316 hp. From 1987-89 a five-speed manual came standard, while a four-speed automatic was optional; the automatic was the only transmission offered during the final two model years. It wasthought that the 928 would replace the iconic rear-engined 911 whe

RealRides of WNY - 1959 Cadillac

The brochure called the 1959 Cadillac Sixty-Twoconvertible “The new standard of the world in supremecy!”It also told us that it had “…a new windshield of epic proportions,”from which a driver could “…survey the world about him over a remarkable, low, broad expanse of hood and fenders.”No mention here about what he (or, one might imagine, she) might

RealRides of WNY - 1956 Chevrolet

Of the famed Tri-Fives, I’ve always preferred these (maybe because I’m alsoa middle child). I’m guessing this particular 1956 Chevrolet Two-Tenwas involved in some sort of Bring Your Classic Car to Work Day, as we found it a few weeks ago parked in one of the many industrial parking lots of Tonawanda. The Two-Ten itselfwas a middle child — positioned between Chevy’s b