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RealRides of WNY - 1965 Comet

It’s always fun to show up at a cruise night in something you can be pretty sure no one else will — like this 1965 Mercury Comet 202, seen a few years back at a weekly cruise night in Olean. This one’s sporting what I like to call the AMT 3-in-1treatment: fender skirts with flame decals, a home-made two-tone paint job in a matte finish, spinner wheel covers, and a pair of one-of-

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Apollo

Today we bring you another entry in the “You NEVER see these anymore!” category — a 1973 Buick Apollo, spotted on a Cheektowagaside street a few weeks ago. The Apollo of course was not much more than a Chevy Nova in disguise. Buick even alluded to the fact in one of their ads: “Let’s face it. Apollo’s basic body configuration is something you’ve seen befor

RealRides of WNY - 1986 Z24

I can’t remember the last time I saw a 1986 Chevy Cavalier Z24on the road, never mind one that looked to be in showroom condition. In the brochure, Chevy told us “Camaro Z28 Is Its Big Brother.”Under the hood was a 2.8L V6 with multiport injection, connected to a 4-speed manual transmission (an automatic was optional), while the undercarriage featured a “…suspension

RealRides of WNY - 1952 Pontiac

Inquiring minds (mine) want to know about the headlight bezels on this 1952 Pontiac Chieftain De Luxe. They certainly don’t match the ones on the cars in that year’s brochure. I did find one other car on the WikipediaPontiac page that seems to have the same ones; also a ’53 Plymouth Cranbrook (which doesn’t match the ’53 Plymouth brochure illustrations either) —

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1968 Austin

We’re going to go out on a limb here and say that this 1968 Austin Americais likely one of only a handful to ever be registered in the state of Texas. Talk about playing against type, Lol… This particular America was seen back in 2013 on a visit to the CTC Auto Ranch in Denton. A quick internet check shows that it’s still there — and still for sale if you’re in the m

RealRides of WNY - 1950 Nash

You’ve gotta love the illustrators from the early 1950s car brochures. While the mantra from Detroit was turning to longer, lower, wider, not all cars conformed. But they could on paper. The 1950 Nash Airflyte Statesman Super, while looking quite aerodynamic, didn’t really have the “lower”part of the styling craze down pat. You’d never know it though, from looking at

RealRides of WNY - 1972 Maverick

The brochure called the 1972 Ford Maverick Grabber“A Little Big-Sport… the Simple Machine in snazzy sports clothing.”That outfit included (among other things): simulated hood scoops, deck lid spoiler, dual racing mirrors, grille-mounted road lamps, Grabber decal with lower back panel paint/tape (available in one of four color combinations), and hub caps with trim rings. Was it a

RealRides of WNY - Shoebox Ford

Day 7 of “A Little Off the Top Week”The Shoebox Fordof 1949-51 seems to be very popular subject for the topic of Chopped Top Week, so here’s one more to close it out. We are a bit confused though, as to its lineage. As you can probably see, itsvanity plate reads CHOPPD50, so we never checked the reg sticker on the windshield. Later, when going over the photos, we wondered if it&r

RealRides of WNY - 1966 GTO

Day 6 of “A Little Off the Top Week”Of all the RealRidesfeatured so far during Chopped Tops Week, we’re guessing that this 1966 Pontiac GTO Sports Coupemight have proved the most challenging had we tried to fold our six-foot frame into the driver’s seat. Then again, it could just be an optical illusion. The longer, lower body styles of 1960s-era cars might just make this on

RealRides of WNY - 1951 Pontiac

Day 5 of “A Little Off the Top Week”While researching the 1951 Pontiac Cheiftainfor Chopped Tops Week, we came across this very car listed at a 2019 Mecum auction in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. You can see the listing here.We came across the car earlier this summer at an East Aurora Vietnam Vets monthly cruise night at the American Legion in East Aurora. Included in today’s RealRid