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RealRides of WNY #2309 - 1939 Dodge

Day 3 of “Yeah, it needs a little work…”A sign in the window of this 1939 Dodgesaid it had been in storage for the past 15 years when we came across it a couple of summers ago in Lackawanna. It also mentioned that it “comes w/parts”and suggests making an offer, although it did havea four-figure asking price listed. The trim on this one would seem to indicate it&rsquo

RealRides of WNY #2296 - 1980 Camaro

The 1980 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinettawas touted as “…the luxurious Camaro. Quiet. Comfortable. Yet, with a blend of sport styling and lean lines that puts a different accent on luxury.”The rims, white-letter tires, and rear spoiler on today’s RealRideseem to belie the impression of the Berlinetta that Chevy was trying to make in the brochure quotes from above. The illustrat

RealRides of WNY #2283 - 1941 Chevy

When we came across this 1941 Chevrolet Special DeLuxe Sport Sedana while back, the guy moving it around the North Tonawandaparking lot we saw them in told us that he’d just bought it. From any angle it looks remarkably good for an 81-year-old car. For the record, Chevy’s 1941 four-door sedans were Sport Sedans while the two-doors were Town Sedans. There were other body styles as well:

RealRides of WNY - 1992 Roadmaster

If land yachts are your cup of tea, we recently came across this 1992 Buick Roadmaster Limitedin a Niagara Fallsused car lot. Buick called it “…an unmistakably full-frame, rear-wheel drive road sedan with a powerful 180-horsepower, 5.7-litre fuel-injected V-8 that puts a lot of power on the pavement.”I especially like the British spelling of “litre” here, as it sugge

RealRides of WNY - 1956 Roadmaster

Day 3 as we travel back to 1956 for a week…From the front, this 1956 Buick Roadmaster Rivieralooks pretty much like any other ’56 Buick model. It was the rear ends which distinguished the different series from each other. The Roadmaster and Super models had higher trunklids and lower rear fenders than the Special and Century. The three lower models also shared the same trunklid medall

RealRides of WNY - 1982 Camaro

I knew that the annual Indianapolis 500 used to always feature a pace car, which was often made available in replica form to the general public, but I had to check the internet to see if that’s still the case. I guess I haven’t paid much attention these past few years. Turns out that since 2002 all of the pace cars have been Chevrolets — 14 of them Corvettes (including the last f

RealRides of WNY - 1975 Grand Prix

You never know what you might find in a used car lot these days. Over the summer I came across this 1975 Pontiac Grand Prixon a lot in North Collins. According to a sign in the car’s window, it had 92k miles, power windows & locks, and an 8-track tape player — of which the seller noted “If you don’t know what that is ask your parents.” Or, depending on your age, y

RealRides of WNY - 1968 Galaxie 500

The brochure called the 1968 Ford Galaxie 500two-door hardtops “…new styles in roadability.”There were two versions available: a more formal two-door hardtop like the one pictured below, and a fastback like today’s RealRide. Was this sleek roofline in answer to Dodge’s original 1966 Charger? Not likely. It most certainly wasn’t a response to AMC’s Marlin,

RealRides of WNY - 1982 Rampage

When the Ford Ranchero and Chevy El Camino ushered in the car-based pickup genre in North America back in the late 1950s, the Chrysler Corporation was notably absent in fielding a competitor. But they did eventually offer this 1982 Dodge Rampagepickup, which was based on its compact Omni (along with a Plymouth Horizon-based version called Scamp). It was advertised as having “Sleek, aerodynam

RealRides of WNY - 1977 Rolls-Royce

How often do you come across a 1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow IIin a WNY used car lot? In my travels, almost never; yet here’s one now, seen a month or so ago in Clarence. The reg sticker seems to indicate it’s been off the road since at least 2016, but wherever it’s been sitting since then it looks like it was well-sheltered. Too bad about the setting sun infringing on the rear