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RealRides of WNY - 1940 Ford

This 1940 Ford Coupemay not have had the new-for-1940 grille of the Deluxe models, but it still had a Ford V8 engine under the hood. Ford had a practice of using the previous year’s front clip on its standard lineup for a few years, and it always confused the heck out of me. In the brochure they told us that the Coupe“…carries three with even greater ease [than the sedan], since

RealRides of WNY - 1954 Ford

This 1954 Ford Mainlinerepresents the marque’s final year of another three-year styling cycle. It would also mark the last appearance of the high-end Crestline series, which would be replaced for MY 1955 by the new Fairlane lineup. In ’54, the Mainline was Ford’s least expensive model, available in two- and four-door sedan versions, as well as a two-door business coupe with a mor

RealRides of WNY - 1936 Ford

The 1936 Ford DeLuxe Coupepictured here had Ford’s V8 engine under the hood as standard equipment. And as Ford told us in the brochure, “Everyone who drives a car has observed the outstanding power, speed and acceleration of the Ford V-8.”Everyone who drives a car?Wow, that’s pretty inclusive! Ford also did a little bit of wordplay when talking about how the Ford V-8 engine

RealRides of WNY - 1955 Chevy

It was always my understanding that the small V-symbols (left) like the ones under the taillights of this 1955 Chevrolet Two-Tenindicated that Chevy’s all-new V8 engine was under the hood. A quick look at a few hundred Google images of 1955 Chevys now has me wondering. Was this (the emblem) an optional accessory? It’s not listed in the accessories brochure. Have the myriad of obviously

RealRides of WNY - 1939 Ford

This 1939 Ford Deluxe Coupewas seen at one of last summer’s regular cruise nights atScharf’s German Restaurantin West Seneca. How can you tell it’s a Deluxe? Because the Standard Coupe had the front end of a 1938 Ford (and the ’38 Standard models had the front end of a ’37 Deluxe, while the 1940 Standard had the 1939 Deluxe front end). Confusing? Yes. Either Ford was

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Olds Cutlass

This 1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Holiday Sedan(Olds-speak for 4-door hardtop) is one of only 22,571 produced. Which really sounds like a lot compared to the non-SupremeCutlass Holiday sedan — of which only 7,344 were built with the V-8 and a mere 644 with the inline six! You don’t see many mid-sized four-door hardtops anymore from this era, as it seems most collectors over the year