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RealRides of WNY - 1950 Ford

Day 3 of “A Little Off the Top Week”It seems as Chopped Top Weekgoes on, the builds are getting more involved. This 1950 Ford Coupehas undergone a raft of changes. Lakes pipes, fender skirts, frenched headlights, custom-shaped grille opening with insert, reshaped hood, chrome wheels, shaved door handles — and a non-1950 Ford paintjob!. And those are just the things we can see fro

RealRides of WNY - 1934 Ford

Day 1 of “A Little Off the Top Week”Welcome to Chopped Tops Week. A few of our subject vehicles will have gone much farther than just lopping a few inches off the posts, so today’s RealRide, a 1934 Ford V-8 Three-Window Coupe, is rather tame by comparison to some of what’s to come. It still has 1934-style wire wheels and, other than the top, a pretty much stock-looking body

RealRides of WNY - 1973 LeMans

The cover of the brochure called it “Pontiac’s sporty new mid-sized car.”But it was a bit of a stretch a few pages later, when this 1973 Pontiac LeMans Sportwas described as a “2-door Colannade Hardtop.” Yes, it did have two doors, the top was hard, and it featured GM’s new Colannade styling, but in the automotive world of the 20thcentury, a 2-door hardtop was t

RealRides of WNY - 1940 Ford

This 1940 Ford Coupemay not have had the new-for-1940 grille of the Deluxe models, but it still had a Ford V8 engine under the hood. Ford had a practice of using the previous year’s front clip on its standard lineup for a few years, and it always confused the heck out of me. In the brochure they told us that the Coupe“…carries three with even greater ease [than the sedan], since

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Avanti

If you’re face-to-face with a 1963 Studebaker Avanti, odds are you’re at a car show or in a museum. But every once in a while you come across one in the wild, like this one, seen a few weeks ago in a Lockportparking lot. The Avanti was certainly one of the more stunningly designed American cars of 1963, but a series of production problems led to only 3,834 of them being produced in thi

RealRides of WNY - Insight, c2000

Remember when theHonda Insight (c2000)was brand new? I do (I test drove one) and I also remember thinking to myself “Oh my God, all hybrid cars are going to be weird-looking.” Well, that turned out not to be the case. But I still think it holds true for this car. Futuristic? Yes. But the future wasn’t here yet back in November 1999 when the Insight debuted. Sold for model years 2

RealRides of WNY - 1937 Chevy

The Ford-Chevrolet rivalry went on for decades, but readers born since the advent of the internet might not even be aware that this was ever a thing. The two automakers were at the top of the U.S. sales heap for years, with Chevy finally taking off with the title (not counting pickup trucks, of course!) back in the 1960s. For a while, anyway. When this 1937 Chevrolet Mastercoupe was new, Ford was

RealRides of WNY - 1984 Supra

Saw this 1984 Toyota Celica Supraa couple of summers ago at a Sunday car show in the Village of Kenmore. The Supra started life in 1978 in Japan as the Celica Supra, essentially a more luxe, six-cylinder version of the Celica. Today’s RealRideis from that car’s second-generation, which was introduced for MY 1982 and lasted through 1986. The third-gen car was a bit late to the starting

RealRides of WNY - 1962 F-85

This 1962 Olds F-85 Cutlassmarks the second year forone of Olds’ most successful nameplates. Introduced the year before as a top-of-the-line Club Coupe only, for MY 1962 the Cutlass lineup expanded to include a convertible. By the middle of the decade it would also include sedans, hardtops, & wagons, and by the end of the decade the Cutlass line would be Olds’ biggest-selling namep

RealRides of WNY - 1939 Packard

This 1939 Packard Sixis still getting a workout. Notice the kayak racks in place. In some circles these cars are referred to as the Packard One-Ten, but all of the literature I’ve seen uses the Six moniker, which differentiates it from the Eight & Twelve series of cars. One ad told us how the ’39 Packards had been voted as America’s handsomest car in an unbiased national surv