Results for: Tonawanda, Ny

RealRides of WNY - 1985 Chevy Citation II

It’s kind of amazing to think that this 1985 Chevy Citation IIis one of over 1.6M sold over the period 1980-85. But honestly, when was the last time you saw one? They really flew out of the gate in model year 1980, selling over 811,000 in three different body styles: Club Coupe (my favorite), and a pair of hatchbacks in two- and four-door versions. Sales from 1980-83 were almost halved each

RealRides of WNY - 2008 Chevy HHR

This 2008 Chevy HHRjust might be the newest vehicle we’ve ever featured on these pages, but when was the last time you saw an HHR pickup? The RealRidesstaff was unanimous in answering “never” to that question. We came across this nicely converted compact Chevy earlier this summer in Tonawanda.Jim Corbran, RRofWNYGot a RealRideyou'd like to see featured here? Drop us a line atreal

RealRides of WNY - 1979 Buick Electra

This 1979 Buick Electra Limited, seen a couple of years ago in Tonawanda, looks (from the dealer sticker on the trunklid) like it may have been originally sold by Rowe Buick Inc. in Plattsburgh, New York. The Limited was in the middle of the Electra series for 1979, a notch above the Electra 225 and a notch below the Electra Park Avenue. Unlike the old days, by 1979 styling didn’t change muc

RealRides of WNY - 2001 Honda Insight

When the 2001 Honda Insighthit the showrooms, it was somewhat (somewhat? Lol…) of an oddity. Advertised as America’s first gasoline-electric hybrid automobile, the folks at Honda must have figured, if you’re going to drive something really different, it should look really different. With seating for two, the Insight’s pool of potential buyers was quite small. But those who

RealRides of WNY - 1978 Toyota camper

This 1978 Toyota Keystone Camper conversion, seen recently in Tonawanda, certainly looks like an inexpensive way to see the country. A similar vehicle sold a few years ago in Missouri on an RV auction site for a mere $2,200. It slept four and had the usual amenities (stove, fridge, bathroom, etc…) and with the Toyota four-cylinder engine and four-speed manual transmission I’d imagine

RealRides of WNY - 1968 Oldsmobile Toronado

Ran into this nice 1968 Oldsmobile Toronadoover the weekend in Tonawanda (figuratively, not literally, lol). It’s really rare these days to see a first-gen Toronado out and about. This design was a mild restyle of the original ’66 model, which was the first modern-day mass-produced American front-wheel-drive car. It would get a total makeover for model year 1971 — longer, lower,

RealRides of WNY - 1977 Olds Delta 88

There are a couple of things I really like about this 1977 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale, seen last week in Tonawanda: a.) IMO Olds perhaps did the best job stylewise with their downsized big cars for 1977. They just look more expensive then they were; and b.) this one was bought new at Barry Cullen Chev Olds Cadillacin Guelph, Ontario. Barry Cullen worked part time for a Toronto car dealer while he

RealRides of WNY - 1995 Chevy Lumina Minivan

Hanging out and having a cold one after last Wednesday evening’s Blues & Rock n’ Roll Bike Rideat Old Man Riverin Tonawanda, I spied Kenmore’s Bill Brabsonin the parking lot, sitting in his 1995 Chevy Lumina Minivanlistening to the music of Miller and the Other Sinners (performing on the stage next to the clam bar). Although certainly not one of the older RealRideswe’ve

RealRides of WNY - Porsche 928S 4

Scratching my head as I came upon this Porsche 928S 4, I kept wondering what the 4stood for? I was pretty sure it wasn’t four-wheel-drive, and I’d have bet the house that it didn’t have a four-banger under that long hood. Thanks to a Googlesearch, I came across a road test which was published in the January 1987 issue of Automobilemagazine, in which Georg Kacher told us it signif

RealRides of WNY - 1960 Buick LeSabre

This 1960 Buick LeSabrejust needs a little attention to bring it back to its former glory as the brand on the second-highest rung of the GM corporate “ladder of success,” wherein the "lowly" Chevy owner who aspired to drive a Cadillac would first buy a Pontiac, followed by an Oldsmobile, and finally a Buick before reaching the holy grail of Cadillac. This LeSabre was somewhat of an ano