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RealRides of WNY - 1938 Ford

This 1938 Ford DeLuxecoupe features one of my favorite pre-War Ford front ends. Ford must have liked it too, as it was used again for the 1939 Ford Standard models. Actually, that’s what Ford did there for a few years; restyled the DeLuxe models, and used the previous year’s DeLuxe styling for the new Standard models. Keep the neighbors guessing as to what you were driving, I guess. Al

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Sting Ray

There was almost an equal number of sport coupe and convertible models of the 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Rayproduced: 10,594 vs 10,919. This sport coupe was spotted last week nestled amongst a few other classics in a Tonawandaused car row. Hard to say if it’s for sale or not. This was the first year for the restyled Corvette — well, at least restyled from the rear quarter panels for

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Barracuda

Here in the good ol’USA we know this car as a 1965 Plymouth Barracuda. Drive a few miles north back in the day though, and you would have come across these cars badged as Valiant Barracudas (bottom of page), and they were being sold (sans any Plymouth markings) in Chrysler-Plymouth-Fargo dealerships as well as Dodge stores. In the US, the Barracuda came standard with Chrysler’s 225cid

RealRides of WNY - 1978 Electra 225

There are several ways to announce to the world that you’re now building smaller big cars. An ad for the 1978 Buick Electra 225, like this one which we saw last week in a Tonawandaparking lot, asked readers to“Consider… the fact that this full-size luxury car sits on a wheelbase occupied by some mid-size cars of only a few years ago. Thus making it lithe and nimble.”You&rs

RealRides of WNY - 1977 Olds 4-4-2

This 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass 4-4-2is from the brand’s final year for the Colonnade styling (pillared cars with frameless door glass). For MY 1978, some of Olds’ mid-sized cars would feature the controversial (IMO) aeroback shape, which was shared with Buick, but (wisely) shunned by Chevy and Pontiac. The Cutlass 4-4-2 (it’s actual name for 1977) wasn’t quite the car that it

RealRides of WNY - 1988 Cutlass Supreme

You saw a ton of these driving around in the 1980s, but it’s not often these days that you see a decent 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Classicout and about — especially one with a t-top. By this time, Olds was really cashing in on the popularity of the Cutlass nameplate. There was of course this model, which was the original (if you will) rear-wheel-drive Cutlass mid-size car that sha

RealRides of WNY - 1971 Corvette

This 1971 Chevrolet Corvetterepresents my favorite generation of America’s sports car — which covered the model years 1968-72. I know, purists (experts, even) might say that these particular cars spanned the years 1968-82, but from a styling standpoint, I think a line was crossed when the federally-mandated bumper regulations spelled the end of the Vette’s chrome bumpers —

RealRides of WNY - 1977 Monte Carlo

This 1977 Chevrolet Monte Carlorepresents the Bow Tie manufacturer’s final year for the big personal luxury coupe. No, not the Monte’sfinal year — merely the year before downsizing hit GM’s mid-sized cars, including Chevy's entry. For MY 1977, Chevy informed us that “…personal-size car referred less to size than to state of mind… appealing to a particula

RealRides of WNY - 1984 Camaro

It’s not often these days that you come across a stock-looking 1984 Chevrolet Camaro Z28. It seems most of them have some kind of zoomy-looking rims, flashy paint job, or some very weird stance. But, today’s RealRide owner, Tom Krause, went out of his way a couple of years ago to find this one, and he plans on keeping it looking just like it is. Standard on the ’84 Z28 was Chevy&

RealRides of WNY - 1992 Lexus SC 400

This gorgeous 1992 Lexus SC 400is owned by Buffalo’s Zachary Jenney, and we’ve been meaning to get pictures of it since he bought it last year. Fate finally brought Zac, me, and the SC 400 together in one place last week when we both ended up with our cars in Tonawandaat the Canal Fest Car Show. The SC 400’s Toyota roots are pretty evident in these photos, with more than a passin