Results for: Two-Door Coupe

RealRides of WNY - 1978 Toronado

I don’t imagine that the young owner of this 1978 Oldsmobile Toronadowill be offended if I call his ride one of the more unusual entries in May’s car show which was sponsored by Solé at Woodlawn Beach, located out front of Woodlawn Beach State Park, which can be argued is in Woodlawn, Blasdell, or Hamburg depending on who you ask (I’m going with Woodlawn). Toronados weren&

RealRides of WNY - 1982 Corvette

This 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition(6,759 produced) was from the first year the ‘Vette could be had with Cross-Fire Injection, and they proudly announced it with a fender badge. The brochure told us this was also the first year for “…the newly designed, fully lifting, frameless glass hatchback with remote release.”The Collector Edition cars had a specific VIN as

RealRides of WNY - 1950 DeSoto

Came across this 1950 DeSoto DeLuxeClub Coupe a few weeks ago in an Amherstparking lot, and immediately recognized it as a car owned by a friend of mine. I was puzzled though as to why it was wearing a pair of the new N.Y. tags. Later that same day I saw it parked in a driveway in the neighborhood of theRealRidesoffices, and called said friend who told me that yes, he had sold it to someone who li

RealRides of WNY - 1950 Mercury

This 1950 Mercurysix-passenger coupe was seen a few summers ago at a Cruising-on-the-Qweekly cruise night on Queen Street in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The ’49-’51 Mercurys looked nothing like their Ford counterparts, which could not be said for their predecessors. They shared a basic body shape with Lincoln, with the four-door models even copying the Lincoln’s suicide doors (below)

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1970 Europa

The vanity plate on this 1970 Lotus Europa S2pretty much says it all — although a guy like me might be able to actually get into this iconic mid-engine British sports car, it might just be 2 LOWto get back out without assistance. A January 1970 article in Road Testmagazine says “The low slung body calls for some agility in the art of entry, but once inside the cockpit there is ample ro

RealRides of WNY - 1941 Chevy

Coming across something like this at a car show/cruise night isn’t all that unusual. What isunusual is to find a 1941 Chevrolet Special De Luxeout in the wild, parked in town on a side street. This one looks like a five-passenger coupe, and seems to be in great shape! The two-door coupe was one of five body-styles offered for MY 1941, along with: two-door Town Sedan, four-door Sport Sedan, f

RealRides of WNY - VW New Beetle c2006

Okay, so this isn’t the kind of ride you’d expect to see in this space. But following it at a distance up a Tonawandaside street a few years ago, I felt compelled to catch up to it and see what it was. I just made it to the corner before it took off, and managed to pull off this photo with the cheap flip phone I was still using in 2015. I kinda like it (the car, not the phone!). Not ju

RealRides of WNY - BMW 635CSi

A more unusual find in the back row of an East Aurorarepair shop was this c1985 BMW 635CSi, which we spotted a few years ago. Known in some circles as the shark nosefor its frontal styling, these 6-series coupes were thought by some (but not all — hand raised!) as being more attractive than the Bavarian automaker’s sedan offerings. A road test writer for Road & Trackmagazine back i

RealRides of WNY - c1995 Eldorado

This white-on-white Cadillac Eldoradois from the marque’s 12thand final (so far) generation. The American luxury brand’s first front-wheel-drive car began production for MY 1967, one year after Oldsmobile’s Toronado debuted. The twelfth-gen Eldo was sold from 1992-2002; before it arrived the nameplate had gone through many changes in size over the decades. Beginning with the tent

RealRides of WNY - 1976 Cougar

The brochure claimed that this 1976 Mercury Cougar XR-7was “Among luxurious personal-size cars… as unique in its own class as the Continental Mark IV!”That’s a pretty bold statement. And you have to wonder how many potential Mark IV buyers heard that and said, “Yeah, I’ll take an XR-7 instead for about half the price!”You can tell we were entering the dis