Results for: TWO-TONE PAINT

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - Buick Century, c1988

Saw this Buick Century Custom wagon, c1988, on one of last year’s trips to Seattle. Brought back some great memories, as we had a similar 1995 Estate Wagon, complete with fake exterior wood trim, whitewall tires and full wheelcovers, a blue metallic paint job with a matching cloth interior, and seating for eight! The rear-facing third seat was a big hit with the kids, who were by now teenage

RealRides of WNY - 1950 Windsor

Came across Joe Galvin’s 1950 Chrysler Windsor Newporta few weeks back at a Striker’s LanesFriday cruise night in West Seneca. The two-door hardtop body style was a relatively new phenomenon in 1950, and Chrysler touted it in its advertising: “Visibility unlimited! You can see out in all directions in the Newport, for there is practically nothing to interfere with your vision. Do

RealRides of WNY - 1962 Lark

While trying to figure out if the green-on-green-on-green paint job on this 1962 Studebaker Larkis original or not, I came up blank. You’d be hard-pressed to find a photo of a ’62 Lark with anykind of two-tone combination (let alone this dark-light-dark scheme) on the internet or in Studebaker’s advertising literature. Nonetheless, it’s pretty sharp! The ’62 Larks sti

RealRides of WNY - 1958 Ford

This 1958 Ford Fairlane 500comes to us from a year in which the North American automobile industry wasn’t in the best of shape. A recession had hit it hard, and The Big Three approached the model year from two different directions: General Motors’ offerings were all new, and most (all?) of them were overly chrome-laden and very heavy looking (and they’d all be completely re-done

RealRides of WNY - 1954 Nash

Day 4 of Compacts Week…When you think of compacts, of course the Rambler American comes to mind. But before the American, which debuted for model year 1958, there was this swanky 1954 Nash Rambler Country Club. With styling by the Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Pininfarina, the small Rambler did what Kaiser’s Henry J and Willys’ Aero couldn’t do — sell compact cars

RealRides of WNY - 1957 Pontiac Chieftain

Yes, I’m sure a lot of foreheads were cracked open against 1950s-era American car metal dashboards, but you’ve got to admit they were much more interesting from an artistic standpoint than the instrument panels of today. This 1957 Pontiac Chieftainis certainly a good example. Just the color alone sets it miles apart from the boringness of the mostly-black dashes we see these days. The

RealRides of WNY - 1962 Ford Fairlane

The two-tone combination on this 1962 Ford Fairlane isn’t factory (see illustration at bottom for the factory’s offering), but that doesn’t make it any less interesting. This was the first year for Ford’s new mid-size entry, which slotted between the compact Falcon and the bigger Galaxies. Only four models were offered: Fairlane and Fairlane 500 two- and four-door sedans. T

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Olds 4-4-2

Walked by just in time to catch the owner of this beautiful 1965 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 club coupe getting ready to leave the recent huge car show at Olcott Beach. I found the Mohave Mist/Forest Mist two-tone paint scheme striking, and the owner told me it’s an original survivor car! So many of these have been tarted-up with huge tires/rims, gawd-awful paint jobs, and annoyingly-loud exhausts that