Results for: TWO-TONE PAINT

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.

RealRides of WNY - 1949 Cadillac

Period advertising told us this 1949 Cadillac Series Sixty-TwoTouring Sedan had “Superlative style in every line…”and that it was available in a full range of colors. This one, you’ve got to admit, has a color scheme seldom seen — especially these days. It was seen a few weeks back in Youngstwon, and appears to be Vista Gray Metallic over Madiera Maroon Metallic, esc

RealRides of WNY - 1957 Ford

This sharp-looking 1957 Ford Custom 300 Tudoris another car we came across over the summer at the annual gathering of TheEdsel Guysowners’ group, held in South Wales. The Custom 300 was just a notch up from Ford’s least-expensive 1957 car — the Custom. This one has a few added goodies, like the Thunderbird wire wheels and a molded-in hood scoop from a 1958 Ford (like the one in t

RealRides of WNY - 1954 Belvedere

One car which really stood out at this year’s Olcott Beach Car Showin Olcottwas this 1954 Plymouth Belvedere, for at least a couple of reasons: the color combination was beautiful; and, just how often do you see a 1954 Plymouth these days! In their advertising, Plymouth described the car as “…the longer 1954 Plymouth.”But they don’t really mention just what it wastha