Results for: TWO TONE PAINT

RealRides of WNY - 1948 Ford F-1

Day 2 of “A Little Off the Top Week”This 1948 Ford F-1has some very period-looking modifications, including wide whites, wheel trim rings, filled-in hood vents on the nose, and it appears to have been raked and lowered. This Chopped Top WeekRealRidewith its factory-like two-tone paint scheme (just like un un-chopped example on the right) was spotted in the summer of 2019 at a weekly Te

RealRides of WNY - 1957 Chevy

It’s not too hard to find a 1957 Chevy Two-Tenat a local cruise night, but it is unusual to find one in this condition. As you can tell from the absence of any goldveeson the trunk lid and hood (as in the brochure illustration inset), this two-door has Chevy’s Blue-Flame inline six under the hood — an engine which Chevy proclaimed in the brochure as the “World’s stand

RealRides of WNY - 1971 Maverick

Sales of the 1971 Ford Maverickdidn’t quite match those of its previous, debut year of 578,914. As a matter of fact, with sales of 281,897 they were less than half the 1970 numbers. And this was with the addition of a four-door sedan! But, remember that 1971 marked the debut year for the even smaller (and less expensive) Ford Pinto, which racked up sales of 352,402 — how many of those

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Falcon

We’ve seen variations of the two-tone treatment seen on this 1964 Ford Falcon Futuramany times before, but we’re not sure it was ever offered from the factory. One reason is the brochure description of the 1964 two-tone option: “In general the second color is white and it appears on the roof… For information on other color arrangements, see your Ford Dealer.” Another

RealRides of WNY - 1956 Chevy

Came across this nice two-tone 1956 Chevy Bel Airone day while bicycling around the neighborhood. A few days later there it was at a Sunday cruise night at Hoover’s Restaurant in Sanborn. It isa small world, after all! Regular readers of this spot know that the ’56 is this middle child’s favorite Tri-Five. This one’s looking especially resplendent in its Sierra Gold Poly wi

RealRides of WNY - 1929 Ford

This 1929 Ford Fordor Two Windowsedan is another in my series of “Cars Even Older Than I Am.”Seen back in 2015 at the annual car show on the grounds of the Buffalo History Museum, it should give you an idea of where the term “trunk” came from when referring to the storage area located at the rear of many cars. Lol… A big deal back in 1929 was the fact that “Spr

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Falcon

Now here’s a two-tone combination you almost never see anymore — this 1963 Ford Falcon Futurais done up in Corinthian White with a Rangoon Red top (and dig the matching red interior!). According to the two-tone info in the comprehensive 1963 Ford Buyer’s Digest, “In general, the second color is white and it appears on the roof, while the lower portion of the car is painted

RealRides of WNY - 1961 Corvan 95

Although the 1961 Chevy Corvan 95certainly had a colorful exterior palette available, I’m not so sure that the two-tone combination on this one, seen back in 2015 at the annual Buffalo History Museumcar show, was offered by the factory. At the bottom of the page is a graphic of that year’s paint chips. You be the judge. Chevy put a positive spin on the fact that the engine was in the r

RealRides of WNY - 1952 Chevrolet

This 1952 Chevrolet Styline De Luxeis just one more reminder of how colorful cars could be if the manufacturers would lose the black/white/gray palette they seem so enamored with these days. Today’s RealRide is decked-out in what looks like Spring Green over Emerald Green. And you can’t tell from here, but in 1952 if your Chevy was green on the outside, the interior likely matched. See

RealRides of WNY - 1952 Mercury

This big ol’ 1952 Mercury Montereyhas “just a few” extras: continental kit, Blue Dot taillight lenses, Lakes pipes (fake?), twin spotlights (fake?), twin antennae, big ol’ Cadillac wheelcovers, twin outside rearview mirrors, curb feelers, and, maybe our favorite — a “Go to Crystal Beach”license plate topper. The fender skirts were likely from the factory.