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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

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1957 VW

What do I like best about this 1957 Volkswagen? (Besides its shape, of course. Who in his right mind doesn’t love an old Beetle?) I really like the paint job on this one — both the color choice and the obvious workmanship that went into it. Regular readers of this spot probably know my proclivity for showroom stock classics… but that’s not to say that I don’t appreci

RealRides of WNY - 1961 Mercury

When I came across this 1961 Mercury Meteor 600this past summer it occurred to me how few Ford Motor Company cars you see these days from 1961. After thinking about it a little moreI added the other U.S. manufacturers into the mix as well. Where are they all? Was 1961 a down year for auto sales? I know 1958 certainly was. The Meteor name has an interesting history in North America. It was used for

RealRides of WNY - 1954 Studebaker

If you were out and about at all this past car show season, undoubtedly you came across The Stew, the award-winning1954 Studebaker Commandercreation of West Seneca’s Kasia (Kat) Jones. Regular RealRidereaders may remember Kat’s first appearance here: the 1950 Chevy Fleetline rat rod which we wrote about a couple of years ago (see it here at

RealRides of WNY - 1951 Pontiac

This 1951 Pontiac Chieftain Streamlinermarked the final year for GM’s fastback from its division whose cars began life as Oaklands back in 1907 (the Oakland firm was founded in Pontiac, Michigan). The 1952 Chevy Fleetline DeLuxe was the last holdout of this once popular body style. The final Oldsmobile and Cadillac fastbacks were 1950 models, while Buick still offered the Custom Special 2-do

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Fairlane

One internet source tells us that a restaurant now sits on the former site of Higgins Ford in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. That’s the dealership whose emblem is just below the trunk lid of today’s RealRide, a 1965 Ford Fairlane 500seen over the summer parked outside of an All Ford car show at West-Herr Ford in Hamburg. The styling for the ’65 Fairlane lineup was a one-year only eff

RealRides of WNY - 1967 VW

I’m pretty sure that black bumpers weren’t a factory-installed choice back when this 1967 Volkswagen 1300was new. But an in-dash radio was. And VW devoted most of a brochure page to it, whose story began “Ever thought what a lot of difference it can make to have a car radio?”Mostly tongue-in-cheek, the reasons spanned the gamut from “On the way to the office you can t