Results for: Two Door Sedan

RealRides of WNY - 1976 LTD

Back when this 1976 Ford LTD Landauwas new, some of its special appearance features touted by Ford were: “…fender peak moldings; center pillar Landau ornamentation; wide, color-keyed vinyl insert bodyside moldings; and full wheel covers.”All of that stuff is still intact except for the full wheel covers. The current owner has decided to go for a completely different look, loweri

RealRides of WNY - 1976 Pacer

It’s not often you see a 1976 AMC Pacerat a cruise night… but we ran across this one twice in one week last month. These photos were taken at May’s monthly Cars & Coffeeat Wimbledon Lanes in West Seneca(we also saw it at a Drifter’s Cruise Night in Hamburg). Produced from 1975-79, AMC originally designed the Pacer to be powered by a rotary engine, but things went off t

RealRides of WNY - 1956 Ford

This 1956 Ford Fairlane Club Sedanfeatures what I’d call a propertwo-tone paint job. The way it’s described on the Ditzler Color Division paint swatch sheet is“Pine Ridge Green Poly below crash molding and roof, and Meadowmist Green from crash molding to the belt.”A more conventional two-tone, with a second color on the roof-only, was also available. Station wagons had anot

RealRides of WNY - 1962 Fairlane

Today is “You Hardly Ever See One of These at a Car Show”Day. This 1962 Ford Fairlane 500was spotted back in 2014 at a weekly cruise night at the Texas Roadhouse in Tonawanda. It was the inaugural year for Ford’s new mid-sized lineup — a size which proved to be very popular with the buying public (well, except for its almost identical cousin, the Mercury Meteor), eventually

RealRides of WNY - 1953 Ford

Owners of old cars, much like owners of old houses, know that they’re almost never really finished — there’s always something else to do! The top photo of this 1953 Ford Mainlinewas taken a few weeks ago in an Oleanparking lot. We first came across this car back at a cruise night outside ofthe Olean Mall back in 2016 (bottom photo),and it was missing a few bits here and there. Bo

RealRides of WNY - VW GTI Mk 4

Came across this fourth-generation (1998-2002) Volkswagen GTIone unexpectedly snowy morning last month in Kenmore. The Rabbit GTI debuted in the United States back in 1983 as the “hot hatch” model of VW’s popular front-drive water-cooled compact (called the Golf in most of the rest of the world). The German-built GTI debuted in Europe in 1976; the North American GTI was initially

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Corvair

A couple of the things which were pointed out in the brochure for the 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Monzawere “…soft vinyl headlining and all-vinyl side panels, newly tufted and pleated for more elegance,”as well as “…the sumptuous touches [like] a glove compartment light, rear ash trays, [and] simulated rear air vents outside.”We were much more easily impressed back

RealRides of WNY - 1952 Chevrolet

Cars from the year of one’s birth are always just a tad more interesting, IMO. Like this 1952 Chevrolet Fleetline DeLuxe,whichwas the last of its breed (that breed being the full-sized fastback body style which was popular back in the 1940s). The Fleetline was one of seven different body styles offered by Chevy for MY 1952, along with: two-door versions of the sedan, sport coupe, hardtop, an

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Falcon

The brochure told us that as far as the 1966 Ford Falcon Futura Sports Coupewas concerned, its “No. 1 feature is economy… traditional Falcon all the way!”Probably a wise decision by the marketing folks, as by 1966, for just 88 bucks more you could have a Mustang hardtop. So, as sporty as the Futura Sports Coupe was, it was still pretty much Aunt Ethel’s Falcon with a pair

RealRides of WNY - 1962 Falcon

This 1962 Ford Falcon, seen some time ago in Kenmore, sports one of two different rooflines offered on the ’62 two-door models. This one dates back to the original Falcon which was introduced for MY 1960. As you can see at the bottom of the page, a newer style, introduced half-way through the ‘62 model year, mimics those seen on the Thunderbird and Galaxie models. We especially like th