Results for: Two Door Hardtop

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Comet

The two-door hardtop wasn’t new to the lineup, but its model name was, for the 1964 Mercury Comet was the first to wear the Caliente badge, which we all know is Spanish for “hot.” Previous pillarless Comets were part of the Comet Custom and Comet S-22 lineups. For MY 1964, Comet model names were changed to 202, 404, andCaliente, except for the wagons which were Villager or Custom

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Galaxie 500XL

This 1966 Ford Galaxie 500XLmarks the marque’s second year for stacked headlights, and the first year when both the upscale 500XL and the LTD featured a front grille different from the rest of the full-size lineup, a tradition which would last the rest of the decade (although for1967 the differences were very slight). This one appears to be painted Ivy Green. The 500XL was available in seven

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Impala

One ad for the 1965 Chevrolet Impalamentioned “…there are nearly 200 custom touches you can have us add to make this Impala Super Sport as unique and personal as you like.”So naturally we headed on over to Chevy’s 1965 accessories guide to check them all out, and it was like looking at Chevy’s version of the J.C. Whitney catalog. You can see it by clicking here. Toda

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Coronet

Sales numbers for the 1965 Dodge Coronet 500show that almost 33,000 of them left the factory (including convertibles). Do an internet search though, and you might come away with the impression that almost all of the hardtop models left the factory powered by a Hemi and wearing aftermarket mag wheels. For the record, all Coronet 500s came standard with Chrysler’s 273cid V8 (a Slant Six was st

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1967 Dart

RealRidesreader Les Trent sent in this 1967 Dodge Dart 270last fall, where he saw it in Cranford, New Jersey. It’s missing a few bits of chrome trim (see below)which almost make it look like a baseline Dart, but as we all know, the two-door hardtop was available only in the 270 and GT models of the 1967 Dart lineup. Sharp observers might also notice that today’s RealRideis wearing a Ne

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Mark III

This 1969 Lincoln Continental Mark IIIcame with a long list of standard equipment which was enumerated in the brochure, after which they went on to mention that it also came with “…a host of other standard luxury items befitting a motor car of the Mark III’s stature.”One of those otherstandard luxury itemswas not, however, the “six-way power seat with reclining passe

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Chrysler

It’s too bad that this 1963 Chrysler 300isn’t the four-door hardtop model, because I would have been interested in seeing just what a front bench seat upholstered in “…rich, shaft-loomed fabrics finely patterned and subdued in color”was all about. Fully adjustable vinyl-clad front buckets were standard on the two-door hardtop like this one, as well as the convertible

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Nova SS

The front fender badge (like the one in the inset) on this 1963 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova 400 SSseems to indicate that it has the Hi-Thrift 194cid inline six under the hood. This engine was standard on all Nova 400 models, including the Super Sport (which was still an option package for the Nova 400 for model year 1963; the Nova SS would become a separate model for 1964.) The 90-hp Super-Thrift inli

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Galaxie 500

The 1969 Ford Galaxie 500two-door hardtop was offered with two different roof styles: the formal one like we saw on today’s RealRidea few weeks ago in Batavia, and another which they billed as “The unique new SportsRoof,”which was the only choiceon the Ford XL (pictured below in a brochure illustration). About the Galaxie 500 Ford said “A leader is a car with followers. Gal

RealRides of WNY - 1951 Ford

Another often-seen car at last season’s cruise-ins is this 1951 Ford Victoriawhich we came across in Tonawandasoon after its acquisition (we think) by a new owner early last year. We’re making this judgment based on the fact that it’s wearing a vintage Michigan tag which I don’t believe was still on the car when we saw it later in the year. This one’s wearing modified