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RealRides of WNY - 1952 Ford

For years now the family has been used to us pulling over to the side of the road whenever we spot a RealRidejust sitting there waiting for its photo to be taken. Friends are now on to it as well, as this 1952 Ford Mainline, spotted a few weeks ago in Websterwhile driving back to their home in Greece, will attest to. "It was," as they say in Toronto’s Pizzaville radio commercials, “a r

RealRides of WNY - 1948 Chevy

The late 1940s’ American cars didn’t offer any where near the number of paint choices that we’d see in the following decade. This 1948 Chevrolet FleetmasterClub Coupewas lucky enough to receive one of the nicer (IMO) two-tone combinations in that year’s catalog: Live Oak Greenover Silver Gray Green. The Fleetmaster was in the middle of the ’48 Chevy lineup, above the

RealRides of WNY - 1955 New Yorker

If you’re thinking that this 1955 Chrysler New Yorker Deluxehas the strangest tri-tone paint job you’ve ever seen, be aware that the reddish color on the roof actually seems to be a lackof paint, as the color chart for the New Yorker doesn’t even list any tri-tones. This car seems to have the two-tone combination of Jade Green for the main color and Platinum for the side insert b

RealRides of WNY - 1952 Mercury

This spiffy-looking 1952 Mercury Montereyhad, as Mercury told us, “…the racy feeling of a convertible…with its gracefully sleek lines.”Mercury was one of the few manufacturers who didn’t conjure up a new moniker for its two-door hardtop models, instead referring to it as a special custom coupe(the two-door pillared sedan was called a sport coupe). All ’52 Merc

RealRides of WNY - 1956 Chevrolet

Of the famed Tri-Fives, I’ve always preferred these (maybe because I’m alsoa middle child). I’m guessing this particular 1956 Chevrolet Two-Tenwas involved in some sort of Bring Your Classic Car to Work Day, as we found it a few weeks ago parked in one of the many industrial parking lots of Tonawanda. The Two-Ten itselfwas a middle child — positioned between Chevy’s b

RealRides of WNY - 1960 Pontiac

Back in the day, here’s some of the standard equipment offered on this 1960 Pontiac Catalinaas described in the brochure: “…all chrome hardware…8:00 x 14 tubeless tires…one front and two rear ash trays…crank-operated ventipanes…instrument panel snack bar…”What??!! Instrument panel snack bar?Did it come stocked with those little liquor bot

RealRides of WNY - 1960 Ford Thunderbird

The two-tone color combination on this 1960 Ford Thunderbird is a very striking Montecarlo Red over Raven Black — a $25.80 option from the factory. The red leather upholstery was another $106.20 — which today translates to around $912. The car’s MSRP of $3,755 would be a tad over 32 grand these days, which (I can’t believe I’m saying this) ain’t so bad! Saw this

RealRides of WNY - 1955 Ford Fairlane Victoria

The license plate might say Massachusetts, but I’m pretty sure I was driving through the Town of Wheatfield, New York when I spotted this 1955 Ford Fairlane Victoria. This one’s got some options: two-tone paint, whitewalls, outside mirrors, back-up lamps, bumper guards, continental kit, radio, and a V8 with dual exhausts. You might think it odd that with all of these extras, it’s