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RealRides of WNY - 1965 VW

Hard to believe but, under the skin this 1965 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghiais pretty much a VW Beetle. They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, and VW will second that motion I’m sure, as they showed in the ad we’ve posted below. Many VW ads of the era were produced with their (VW’s) tongue firmly in cheek. We came across this two-toned Ghia over the summer at a cruise night

RealRides of WNY - 1978 Lincoln

This 1978 Lincoln Continental Coupé is the entry-level Lincoln, if you will. Oddly, it was two- to three-grand cheaper than the compact/mid-size Versailles, which was largely based on Ford’s Granada. Those wishing not to appear toocheap could move up to the Lincoln Continental Town Car (four-door) or Town Coupé. They were very similar on the outside other than some trim bits, b

RealRides of WNY - 1984 Fuego

When we crouched down to photograph this 1984 Renault Fuegoat the September to Remember Car Show/Swap Meetat the Orleans County Fairgrounds in Albion, we were asked “Are you interested in Fuegos?” “We’re interested in anything that’s different,” was our reply. And the Fuego is certainly different. You’re forgiven if you’ve never heard of nor seen one

RealRides of WNY - 1958 Metropolitan

Came across this 1958 Metropolitancoupe in a Pembrokeparking lot the weekend of the annual Kiwanis Club car show last month. Model year 1958 was just past the halfway point for the little imported three-passenger sub-compact sold at Rambler dealers(they werealso sold at Hudson dealers after their merger with Nash formed American Motors in 1955). Introduced for MY 1954 withNash badging, the final M

RealRides of WNY - 1972 Karmann-Ghia

The trunk badge on this Willow Green1972 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghiaproclaims it as a Special Edition. We couldn’t find any referenceto a K-G Special Edition on the internet, although there certainly have been cars which VW has sold over the years which fell into that category – they just weren’t badged as such (that we could find); Wolfsburg Edition comes readily to mind. It’s

RealRides of WNY - 1972 Honda

This 1972 Honda N600was driven to a recent Friday cruise night at Ida Fritz Park in Lockportby Alexa Hufnagel. Her family was well-represented that evening, what with their 1958 Chevrolet parked right next to it. Talk about a size difference! The N600, if you’ve never seen one in person, is about the size of the original British Mini Cooper which debuted back in 1959. Alexa’s mother to

RealRides of WNY - 1941 Ford

When this 1941 Ford De Luxedebuted, it had a two-inch longer wheelbase (at 114 inches) than its predecessor, and was also wider and (obviously) heavier. One more model range was added —the Super De Luxe. The brochure told us that the ’41 Ford was “…the biggest, roomiest Ford ever built. So wide is the new body that running boards have almost disappeared.”This one, se

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Skylark

This 1967 Buick Skylarktwo-door pillared coupe was photographed in a Lancasterdriveway back in 2004. We drove by again a few weeks ago and… it’s still there. And to our untrained eye, it looked like it was still being worked on. Some projects just take a little longer than others, I guess. The coupe was the least-expensive Skylark for MY 1967 (looking very much like a shrunken Wildcat

RealRides of WNY - 1974 Opel

Let’s hear a shout-out from anyone who’s come across another 1974 Opel Manta Luxusother than this one in the last 20 or 30 years. (Crickets.) This was Opel’s most luxe model (hence the name) and a big step up from the previous (and chintzier) Kadett lineup. In one print ad, Opel told us about the“top-of-the-line Manta”(which was the Luxus): “…it exhibits

RealRides of WNY - 1948 Chevy

The late 1940s’ American cars didn’t offer any where near the number of paint choices that we’d see in the following decade. This 1948 Chevrolet FleetmasterClub Coupewas lucky enough to receive one of the nicer (IMO) two-tone combinations in that year’s catalog: Live Oak Greenover Silver Gray Green. The Fleetmaster was in the middle of the ’48 Chevy lineup, above the