Results for: Two-Door Hardtop

RealRides of WNY #2357 - 1963 Fairlane

After introducing smaller, compact cars in the late 1950s/early 1960s, North American automobile manufacturers realized that just because people wanted smaller cars they didn’t necessarily want them to be boring smaller cars. This 1963 Ford Fairlane 500 Sports Coupeis a prime example. Introduced for model year 1962 and slotted between the compact Falcon and the full-size Fords, the Fairlane

RealRides of WNY #2351 - 1972 LeMans

Seeing this 1972 Pontiac LeMansa few Mondays ago at a weekly Cruise Night in Lockportproves that not every surviving old mid-size Pontiac is a GTO, Lol… The LeMans was of course Pontiac’s bread-and-butter model in that mid-sized lineup, and by model year 1972 the GTO had morphed into an option package for the LeMans two-door hardtop and pillared coupe. No more GTO convertible, no more

RealRides of WNY #2346 (on the road) - 1952 Mercury

This 1952 Mercury Montereyis one of two hardtop models offered that year at Merc dealers. Both two-doors, the other one was in the Mercury Custom line, called the Sport Coupe. Model year 1952 brought a complete makeover for all of Ford’s lines, with both Lincoln and Mercury losing the suicide doors on their four-door models. The Monterey name was introduced the year before on a spiffed-up tw

RealRides of WNY #2313 - 1972 Coupe de Ville

You see a lot of classic Cadillacs at car shows/cruise nights, but I don’t recall seeing many of them from this era: today’s RealRideis a 1972 Cadillac Coupe de Ville, which to me stood out at this year’s WNY Cadillac-LaSalle Club Car Showheld at Cappellino Cadillac in Williamsville. Maybe the fact that I bought my first car in 1972 has something to do with the attraction. (No, i

RealRides of WNY #2310 - 1965 Fury

Day 4 of “Yeah, it needs a little work…”Unless this car is from north of the border, it’s a1965 Plymouth Fury III(or possibly a Sport Fury, hard to tell with the missing trim bits). In Canada, Plymouth offered a two-door hardtop Fury II in lieu of the pillared two-door sedan which was available in the U.S. lineup (the U.S. Fury II lineup consisted of a two- and four-door s

RealRides of WNY#2308 - 1963 Ford

Day 2 of “Yeah, it needs a little work…”We grew up with two similar ’63 models in our driveway, but neither of them were as fancy as this 1963 Ford Galaxie 500. Dad drove the plainest of the plain Galaxie four-door sedans; Mom’s two-tone red & white Country Sedan station wagon was a bit fancier… but not by much. They both had the straight six and a three-o

RealRides of WNY #2305 - 1966 Dodge

Although the paint’s faded on the front fender emblem of this 1966 Dodge Polara 440making it rather hard to read, I was there and can assure you that yes, it’s really a Polara 440. Now if you’ve spent most of your life in a rather large country which is south of the 49thparallel, you might be saying “There’s no such thing as a 1966 Polara 440. Themodel names werePolar

RealRides of WNY #2295 - 1963 Rambler

This 1963 Rambler American 440-Hmarks the nameplate’s initial entry into the pillarless hardtop body style. As a matter of fact, the ’63 models would be the lone hardtop entries for these “Squamericans,” which were introduced for model year 1961, and replaced for 1964 by a whole new lineup of cars which were a bit larger and of a more rounded design. The 440-H was a notch a

RealRides of WNY #2286 - 1966 Cutlass

This 1966 Oldsmobile Cutlassis nota 4-4-2, even though it’s got a mean set of pipes poking out from beneath the bumper. Dual exhausts were of course the “2” in “4-4-2” (the 4s originally stood for the standard 4-on-the-floor and 4-bbl carburetor). Out of the gate, the Cutlass was a little tamer with a standard 330cid V8 under the hood (4-4-2s came with a 400). One of

RealRides of WNY #2280 - 1977 Mark V

One car, two days. Or as we like to say around here, “If you wait long enough eventually somebody will move the car so you can photograph the other end.” This 1977 Lincoln Continental Mark Vwas seen (a couple of times) on bike rides through the Town of Tonawanda. Trying to put together the Mark V family tree can be confusing. The original Continental debuted for model year 1940 as part