Results for: Two-Door Coupe

RealRides of WNY - 1978 Regal

The fender badge on this 1978 Buick Regal Limitedindicates that it’s equipped with a 5.0L V8 — the standard powerplant would have been a 3.2L V6 (except in California and designated high-altitude areas, which got a 3.8L V6). If this had been a Regal Sport Coupe its standard equipment 3.8L engine would have been turbocharged, but again things were more complicated in the above-mentioned

RealRides of WNY- 1977 Eldorado

The sun was playing tricks when I came across this 1977 Cadillac Eldoradolast summer in aBuffaloparking lot. I’m sure I knew what color it was that day, but looking at the photos again all these months later I’m not sure if it was gray or silver. Or maybe blue. Looking at the paint chart (inset)doesn’t help at all. At any rate, like a few Eldos of the period that I’ve seen,

RealRides of WNY - 1980 Cutlass Supreme

Day 3 of a week looking at the cars of Lansing…This 1980 Oldsmobile Cutlass Suprememight look familiar to you if you were around back in the day. Olds sold so many of these it’s hard to believe someonein your household or neighborhood didn’t own one. And there were so many different 1980 Cutlasses to choose from: base Cutlass, Supreme, Supreme Brougham, Calais, LS, Salon & S

RealRides of WNY - 1994 Lexus

We saw this 1994 Lexus SC 400a couple of years ago in a Williamsvilleparking lot. When introduced for model year 1992, the SC 400 was named Motor Trendmagazine’s Car-of-the-Year. It’s a V8-equipped rear-drive four passenger luxury coupe which was sold at Toyota’s luxury brand Lexus stores in North America. In the Japanese home market, a place in which the Lexus brand didn’t

RealRides of WNY - T-Bird, c1974

The 1974-76 Ford Thunderbirdwas the last of the Big Birds before the 1977 downsizing occurred. I’m going to assume that this one has a matching green vinyl top, as the vinyl top color on these cars usually matched the insert color on the side trim. For 1974 Ford offered four different green paint choices: Emerald Starfire (which was an extra-cost color); Dark Yellow Green Metallic, Light Gre

RealRides of WNY - 1974 Duster

Came across this 1974 Plymouth Duster, which was sporting a For Salesign in the window, at the 2020 Park-in-the-Park Car Showin Wellsville. I always wondered how Chrysler managed to fit 5-mph bumpers onto their cars that didn’t look like the battering rams which rival Ford festooned their entire lineup with. As you can see from the photos, this one looks like it was bought new at Triangle Ch

RealRides of WNY - 1978 Lotus

It’s unusual here in WNY to come across a 1978 Lotus Esprit S1… unless of course you’re in the Amherstparking lot of Lotus of WNY, which is exactly where I was one day this past summer. The Esprit was launched in 1976, and continued in production until 2004. It was a mid-engine sports car built in England, which one wag on Wikipediatells us was “…among the first of

RealRides of WNY - 1982 Camaro

I knew that the annual Indianapolis 500 used to always feature a pace car, which was often made available in replica form to the general public, but I had to check the internet to see if that’s still the case. I guess I haven’t paid much attention these past few years. Turns out that since 2002 all of the pace cars have been Chevrolets — 14 of them Corvettes (including the last f

RealRides of WNY - 1977 Regal

When discussing different roof styles available for the 1977 Buick Regal, the brochure mentioned full vinyl tops for the two- and four-door models, and also a landau-style top and an electric all-metal sunroof for the two-doors. “But perhaps the ultimate transformation takes place when you order the Hurst hatch roof… a pair of rectangular panels of tinted glass, set into the roof.&rdq

RealRides of WNY - 1972 240-Z

Early ads for the Datsun 240-Z (this one's a 1972) urged shoppers to “Join a Minority Group.”It seems that for the first year (or two) of its existence the Z-Car (as it came to be known informally) was hard to come by. The two-seat closed coupe with the inline six, independent suspension, and admittedly sexy styling was flying out of showrooms. It was quite the contrast to what many th