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RealRides of WNY - 1982 Vanagon

The Ivory/Bright Orange color scheme on this 1982 Volkswagen Vanagon Lis made even more vibrant by an impending sunset. We came across it following a Slow Roll Buffalobicycle ride last month which began and ended at Ship Canal Commons, which is at the end of the Union Ship Canal just off Fuhrmann Boulevard inBuffalo. VW told us that “…the Vanagon is a very special vehicle designed to

RealRides of WNY - 1961 Falcon

As you can see from the rather yellowed pages of myBuyer’s Digest of New Car Facts for ‘61at the bottom of the page, the two-tone combination of Corinthian Whiteand Laurel Greenwas one of the available choices for the 1961 Ford Falconpictured here. However, the treatment seen on this car, owned by Gowanda’s Steven Botsford, may not have been done at the factory. It was possibly a

RealRides of WNY - 1956 DeSoto

There were over 70 different two-tone color combinations available to buyers of a1956 DeSoto Firedome. This one, seen a few weeks ago at the Frontiersmen VFW Car Show in Tonawanda, is Iridescent Gray Poly and Shell Pink, and you just know it will be a standout wherever it shows up! The ad copy writers were really singing the praises of Chrysler’s push-button automatic transmission in 1956, h

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 - 1955 Ninety-Eight

This 1955 Oldsmobile Ninety-EightHolidaysedan (which in reality is a four-door hardtop) at first appears to be all white, seemingly unlike most of its peers from that era. Upon closer inspection though, it looks like there’s some green/blue paint showing through the lower half of the car here and there. The top-line Olds, you can see one below in a brochure illustration featuring one of the

RealRides of WNY - 1956 DeSoto

Regular readers of this space will recognize the name Joseph Galvin, as quite a number of his cars have been featured here as RealRides. This 1956 DeSoto Firedomeis one of his latest acquisitions. Photographed on the West Side of Buffalo(and in West Seneca), this Firedome has something seen on (seemingly) every ’56 DeSoto — a two-tone paintjob (this one’s Crimson & White). I

RealRides of WNY - 1984 Regal

The subtle two-tone of this 1984 Buick Regal Limited(which from here appears to be the rather unimaginatively named Light Brown and Brown) is a far cry from some of the colors offered back in the 1950s — like the Condor Yellow Roadmaster convertible pictured in the inset… with a red interior! The 1955 models also offered Tri-Tones, easily made possible by the car’s chrome sweep

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