Results for: Tonawanda New York

RealRides of WNY - 1992 Town Car

You know you’re getting old when you remember that this 1992 Lincoln Town Caris a 30-year-old vehicle and by some standards can be called a classic car. Aficionados might argue that it was a classic when it was introduced; others might cringe and say nothing built after 1948 can be called a classic. We’re going to straddle the fence here and say they’re all correct. Bringing a 19

RealRides of WNY - 1987 Cavalier

What was the competition (Ford & Plymouth) up to when this 1987 Chevrolet Cavalier RSwas in showrooms? The Ford Escort was available in two- and four-door hatchback versions as well as a four-door station wagon; the EXP two-door coupe was also considered a part of the Escort lineup. Plymouth’s Horizon was available only as a four-door hatchback; the Turismo two-door hatch coupe was (sort

RealRides of WNY - 1952 Ford F-3

Check out the paint job on this 1952 Ford F-3—or should we say, lack-of paint job, Lol… I think it goes without saying that this old truck sat outside for a l-o-n-g time. The license plate (which has also lost all of its paint)on the backis a Kansas tag from 1965. I can’t believe that this truck made it all the way from Kansas to where we saw it parked recently in Tonawandawitho

RealRides of WNY - 1971 F-250

When this 1971 Ford F-250was new, the pickup as a daily driver was just beginning to gather steam — but it wasn’t quite there yet. A quick look at just part of the extra-cost options list tells the story: inside day-night mirror; radio; power steering & front disc brakes; tinted glass… imagine anyone buying a new pickup these days without any of those! We also tend to forget

RealRides of WNY - 1951 Ford

Another often-seen car at last season’s cruise-ins is this 1951 Ford Victoriawhich we came across in Tonawandasoon after its acquisition (we think) by a new owner early last year. We’re making this judgment based on the fact that it’s wearing a vintage Michigan tag which I don’t believe was still on the car when we saw it later in the year. This one’s wearing modified

RealRides of WNY - 1994 Subaru

Today we dive into the “You Don’t See One of These Everyday” file and come out with a c1994 Subaru Domingo GV. This microvan went by a few different names depending on where you were: Domingo was used in the home market of Japan (note the right-hand drive on today’s RealRide); in other places it was called Libero, Combi, or Estratto. The photo below, which we found online,

RealRides of WNY - 1960 American

No, you’re not going to fit the entire baseball team into this 1960 Rambler American Superstation wagon, but as the brochure pointed out, there was “…cargo room aplenty for all the luggage and gear needed by a family of five.”They went on to tell us that the American was “…the top value U.S.-built station wagon buy.”We found this one recently, complete w

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Classic 770

Not often you come across a 1966 Rambler Classic 770in this neck of the woods at this time of the year. But we found this one just down the street from the RealRidesTonawandaoffices a few weeks ago. It’s wearing an Ohio tag on the front, and a Lambert Motors dealer sticker on the back. Lambert was an American Motors dealer in Troy, Ohio (just north of Dayton). In 1972 they announced they wer

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Torino

You wouldn’t guess it to look at it, but this 1970 Ford Torinowas notthe base model that year for Ford’s mid-size lineup. When they were introduced in the fall of 1969, that distinction fell to the Fairlane 500, which was still available in wagon, sedan, and two-door hardtop models. But halfway through the model year, Ford introduced the new compact Maverick and ended production of its

RealRides of WNY - Mack, c1959

I’ve passed by this c1959 Mackdump truck many times on my bicycle. The photo was taken almost ten years ago, if I remember correctly, in Tonawanda(don’t hold me to that!). There were two versions of this six-wheel tractor available: the B-613LST (which this one seems to be), for fleet owners “…where overall length of rig is not a consideration,”and the B-673LST which