Results for: Two-Door Sedan

RealRides of WNY #2356 - 1959 Galaxie

This 1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Galaxieis at the opposite end of the lineup from the Custom 300 we posted here a little over a week ago. What a difference some strategically placed chrome bits can make! Like that Custom 300, this RealRideis a two-door sedan (the least expensive Galaxie) and is wearing a monochromatic (this time Raven Black) paint job. A little higher up in the pecking order, the Galax

RealRides of WNY #2352 - 1950 Ford

This marks the first time that the RealRidescrew (me) has crashed a wedding to get a couple of old car photographs. This 1950 Ford DeLuxewas sitting outside of a Lewistonchurch one Saturday a few weeks back while my wife and I were making the rounds of car shows/wine tastings/custard stands. It was a full day! Ford published a separate brochure touting the merits of its police car lineup, which yo

RealRides of WNY #2347 - 1959 Ford

Even low-line cars like this 1959 Ford Custom 300often got the two-tone treatment in brochure illustrations like the one below. Ford offered two different color-break variations (inset) on all of their models. Those of us who were around at the time probably remember that many (most?) cars of the day were more on the monochromatic side. That being said, it was refreshing to see this April Green Re

RealRides of WNY #2320 - 1950 Ford

This 1950 Ford DeLuxe Tudorsedan was one of seven two-door Ford models available that year. Also offered was a DeLuxe business coupe, the pricier Custom Tudor and Club Coupe, the Crestliner (which was Ford’s answer to GM’s pillarless hardtop models even though it wasn’t a pillarless hardtop), and the Custom convertible and Country Squire station wagon. I guess it would have been

RealRides of WNY #2318 - 1967 Mini

The local Mini dealer’s showroom seems as good a place as any to park your 1967 Morris Miniwhen it’s not seeing any action. There were myriad versions of the little two-door car which was introduced in 1959 by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) back in the days before BMW resurrected the nameplate for model year 2000. They were marketed with several nameplates including Austin, Rover,

RealRides of WNY #2317 - 1948 Olds

Today’s RealRideis, in my experiences, a seldom-seen model — a 1948 Oldsmobilewhich we came across during this year’s Hemmings Great Race lunch stopover in Wellsville. Looking at the photos, it’s difficult to say if this is a series 60 or 70. Olds decided not to include any identifying badges on their cars, and the main difference visually is the fact that the 70 series car

RealRides of WNY #2311 - c1968 Austin

Day 5 of “Yeah, it needs a little work…”Had you wanted to buy a car with a very patriotic name back in the late 1960s, you could have opted for a Rambler American. Maybe, if you were one of those who usually took the other side of the fork in the road, this c1968 Austin Americamight have been right up your alley. The car begs the question: did its manufacturer, British Leyland,

RealRides of WNY #2306 - 1971 VW

We first featured this 1971 Volkswagen Fastbacksedan in 2012 on our YAK Car Pic of the Dayblog which appeared on the Artvoiceweb pages, which you can see reproduced below. (YAKwas an acronym for YouAutoKnow.) We spotted it back then in a Lewistondriveway. Looking back at this old stuff the other day I noticed the Luby dealer emblemon the car’s engine compartment and decided to see what that

RealRides of WNY # 2300 - c1987 Yugo

Although we didn’t get the chance to see what year this Yugo GVXis as it was just about to pull away, we’re going to guess 1987. The logic? That was the year Malcolm Bricklin’s company, Global Motors, imported its largest number of the Fiat 128-based hatchback (48,812), manufactured by Zastava Automobiles behind the Iron Curtain in Yugoslavia in the area now known as Serbia. Yes,

RealRides of WNY #2293 - 1949 Dodge

Since we photographed this 1949 Dodge Coronet Club Coupein Clarenceback in June, we’ve learned that it’s been put upFor Sale, its owners having replaced it with another old classic car. The Coronet was Dodge’s top-of-the-line back in 1949, a notch above the Meadowbrook, and two above the Wayfarer lineup which consisted of a two-door sedan, a roadster, and a 3-passenger coupe &mda