Results for: Two-Door Sedan

RealRides of WNY - 1942 Pontiac

The 1942 Pontiac Torpedocame in two series: De Luxe and Streamliner. Both were available with either a straight six- or eight-cylinder engine. The biggest difference between the two was a three-inch longer wheelbase on the Streamliner models (which were available only as a four-door sedan, two-door sedan coupe, or station wagon). Brochure illustrations don’t help much to distinguish between

RealRides of WNY - 1959 Rambler

Had a craving for some yummy cookies last week so I told my friend Terri McDonald-Gale I’d be taking a drive up to Wilsonto visit her at the Cookie Cottage. “I’ll have Neal (her husband) bring the Rambler over,” she told me. “The Rambler” is this nifty 1959 Rambler American Deluxe Club Sedan, which they recently purchased in Michigan. Under the hood is the origi

RealRides of WNY - 1927 Hupmobile

If you’re keeping track, yes, this 1927 Hupmobilemarks the marque’s first appearance in RealRides. This one appears to be a five-passenger Brougham, like the one on the right in the ad below. Two series were offered for MY 1927, Six and Eight; I’m not sure what this one started out life as, but these days I’m guessing it’s not packing a six! Hupmobiles were produced b

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1963 Falcon

So sue me. This 1963 Ford Falcon Futurahas no WNY tie except for the fact that its photos were sent in by a RealRides of WNYreader. Herbie Hale Jr. emailed us from his workplace in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, (just across the Delaware River from Trenton, New Jersey where, you may recall, the Buffalo Bisons are playing their 2021 “home games” until the Toronto Blue Jays can return to Rogers

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