Results for: Two-Door Coupe

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

RealRides of WNY - 1930 Chevy

It’s not likely that many RealRidesreaders were around when this 1930 Chevrolet Coupewas new, so here’s a rundown on the other models offered that year: the Sedan was a six-window four-door closed car, while the Club Sedan was a four-windowed version; the Coach was a two-door sedan with room for five while today’s RealRide, the Coupe, was called in the brochure “…the

RealRides of WNY - 1972 Mach 1

This 1972 Ford Mustang Mach 1is a one-owner car, having been bought new by Fredonia’s Joel Polito at Hartley Ford, which was also located in Fredonia back in the day. This 49-year-old pony car has only about 80k miles on the odometer, and is equipped with a 351cid V8 under that scooped hood, connected to a console-mounted SelectShift automatic transmission. The black vinyl interior still loo

RealRides of WNY - 1990 Beretta

You could have knocked me over with a feather when I returned home from a Thursday cruise night at the Anchor Bar in Amherstrecently and discovered that this 1990 Chevrolet Beretta Indy GTcoupe was notthe same one I photographed a few years ago at another cruise night in East Amherst (see it here). Chevy built only about 1,500 of these yellow Indy 500 pace car commemoratives (as well as about anot

RealRides of WNY - 1977 Toronado

Was following this 1977 Oldsmobile Toronado Broughama few weeks ago when it pulled into a Buffalodriveway, so I stopped and took a few photos. The owner told me he’d bought it from an estate, where it’d been sitting for a while. Looks pretty darn good for a 44-year-old car which, let’s face it, wasn’t really built with that much longevity in mind. For 1977, the Toro came in