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RealRides of WNY - 1949 Meteor

If you happened to wander into the Old School Reviewin the back room of this year’s Cavalcade of Carsin Hamburg, you may have come across today’s RealRideand thought to yourself “Nice old Shoebox Ford.” And you would have been close, but no cigar. This is actually a 1949 Meteor, which yes, was largely based on the Ford but was sold in Canada at Mercury-Lincoln-Meteor dealer

RealRides of WNY - 1950 Chevrolet

Remember the days when some car manufacturers offered you just two engine choices? They were: Take it, or leave it. A case in point was this 1950 Chevrolet DeLuxetwo-door sedan, which we came across last summer while bicycling on Grand Island. Chevy wasn’t yet offering a V8 — their only engine was the 92-hp valve-in-head inline six which, to its credit, for 1950 had ”…[a]

RealRides of WNY - 1961 Comet

Rambler and Studebaker compacts had been around since the late 1950s, but for model year 1960 the Big Three entered the foray with the Chevy Corvair, Ford Falcon, and Chrysler Corporation’s Valiant. Ford’s Lincoln-Mercury Division might have arguably introduced what could be called the first senior compactpartway through the model year with the debut of the 1960 Comet(which wouldn&rsqu

RealRides of WNY - 1966 VW

Because it was difficult to tell cars of one model year from the next, when this 1966 Volkswagen 1300hit the showrooms, VW printed a brochure called “What Year Is It?” which enumerated the cars changes from year to year. The changes for 1966 were listed as: Increased horsepower (from 40 to 50) and displacement (from 1200 to 1300cc) Ventilating wheel slots; flat hub caps Emergency blin

RealRides of WNY - 1937 Chevy

True, the back end of this 1937 Chevroletisn’t fully visible in this photo sent to us by long-time RealRidesreader Fran Bushardt, but from here it looks like it’s a Town Sedan. The bodywork is very similar to the Coach but for the facts that the Coach carried its spare tire continental-style outside the car above the back bumper, and the Town Sedan's trunk was (undersrtandably) larger

RealRides of WNY - 1960 Falcon

What more can be said of the 1960 Ford Falcon? In this, its debut year, with sales of 435,676 it whupped the domestic competition: Chevy Corvair (249,277); Rambler American (117,609); Studebaker Lark (127,715); and Chrysler’s Valiant (194,292). Of course, there’s always somethingelse that can be said, or we wouldn’t be here. One Swedish magazine ad told us “Falcon 1960 - en

RealRides of WNY - 1956 Volvo

When I came across this 1956 Volvo PV 444back in 2016 in a Tonawanda parking lot (inset photo), I said to myself that the owner had made a strange choice of custom taillamps. Then I saw it again a few weeks ago in a snowy Hamburgparking lot and did a little research. Lo and behold, those are the stock taillamps! The front grille however, appears to be a home-made affair (but similar in design to t

RealRides of WNY - 1956 Two-Ten

Day 1 as we travel back to 1956 for a week…The 1956 Chevrolet Two-Tensat in the middle of Chevy’s lineup, above the One-Fifty and below the Bel Air. For model year 1956 the Two-Tenwas available for the first time as a four-door hardtop (as was the Bel Air) — a.k.a.Sport Sedanin Chevy-speak. In one French-Canadian magazine ad, Chevy told us the new ’56 was “Mieux qu&r

RealRides of WNY - 1953 Dodge

I could be wrong (it happens) but the patina on this 1953 Dodge Coronetlooks man-made. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.) A badge on the trunklid reads “V-Eight Gyro-Matic.”The V-Eightof course refers to the engine, which came from the factory with a displacement of 241.3 cubic inches; and Gyro-Maticwas one of Dodge’s terms for Chrysler’s semi-automatic tran

RealRides of WNY - 1975 2002

It’s not often you come across a 1975 BMW 2002at a cruise night/car show — or any year 2002 for that matter. But, we saw this one last summer in Olcottat their annual Super Cruise. The 2002 is pretty much what put BMW on the map in North America. Essentially it began life in Europe as a shortened two-door version their family-oriented 1600 four-door sedan (renamed 1600-2), whose lighte