Results for: Welland Ontario

RealRides of WNY - 1968 AMX

Where else would you go to find a 1968 AMC AMXbut the Mopar Classic Car Show, which was held last summer at Rose City Chrysler in Welland? Lol… I suppose in a roundabout way it’s not that strange, as Chrysler didend up buying American Motors from the French car maker Renault in 1987. Although AMC offered the two-seater AMX with racing stripes, I believe the ones featured on today&rsqu

RealRides of WNY - 1968 Imperial

This 1968 Imperial Crown Coupewas seen over the summer at the All-Mopar Showat Rose City Chrysler in Welland, Ontario. Chryslers and Imperials of 1968 were the only Chrysler Corporation cars to not use small, round side marker lights (as seen at the bottom of the page on a Plymouth Sport Fury), instead using the rectangular ones seen here. The Crown Coupe was one, big two-door! They came standard

RealRides of WNY - 1947 Plymouth

If you were to look up the word “tank” in the dictionary, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a picture of a 1947 Plymouth Deluxelike this one next to the definition. Of course, back in the 1940s, mostcars were big hulks just like this one, but all of the Chrysler-built cars just seem to have that, you know — presence. Add to that the fact that they were a favorite of urban taxi

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Ambassador

The 1964 Rambler Ambassador 990was the top of the line from the Kenosha, Wisconsin automaker. (A 990H was available with a bit more potent engine and a more upscale interior). Unlike later Ambassadors, the ’64 models weren’t all that different outside from the lesser Rambler Classics. But, they didcome with standard V8 power — a 327cid rated at 250 hp. Rambler was the first Ameri

RealRides of WNY - 1962 Chevy II

The 1962 Chevy II 100was the low-end entry in Chevy’s new compact lineup. It was much more conventional than the rear-engined Corvair; and it looked much more like what American car buyers were used to. Chevy called it “The new one you can take complete pride in owning!”The Chevy II came standard with either a 90-hp Super-Thrift 153cid inline four, or a 120-hp Hi-Thrift 194cid in

RealRides of WNY - 1989 Caravelle

Came across this 1989 Plymouth Caravelle Salonlast month at Rose City Chrysler's Mopar Classic Car Showin Welland. The Caravelle name had been around in Canada for a few years, tacked on to a Plymouth version of the Dodge Diplomat. In 1983, when Chrysler decided to use the name for a Plymouth version of the Dodge 600 (a stretched K-car) in the rest of North America, the big rear-drive Caravelles n

RealRides of WNY - 1955 Mayfair

Saw this stunning 1955 Dodge Mayfairat last Saturday’s Rose City Chrysler's Mopar Classic Car Showin Welland. Built and sold for the Canadian market, all 1955 Mayfairs were equipped with Dodge’s Hy-Fire V-8; lesser Regent and Crusader models had the PowerFlow (or the optional PowerFlow Special) L-head six under the hood. As you’ve probably noticed, the Mayfair is a mash-up of the

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Ford Galaxie 500

Hard to look at this 1966 Ford Galaxie 500and not think family car. Nothing fancy — although it wasn’t the cheapest big Ford sedan that year, as the Custom and Custom 500 models were a bit more plain. Ford, in its Buyer’s Digest of New Car Facts for 1966, told us that Families like its roominess and convenience, the luxuriously solid, smooth and quiet ride, the economy and total

RealRides of WNY - 1956 Cadillac Coupe DeVille

Day 1 of “Parked But Hopefully Not Forgotten” week… Not sure if this 1956 Cadillac Coupe DeVille is for sale, but if it is I imagine it might be at least 33 percent off, lol. According to the brochure, the car’s proper name is Series Sixty-Two Coupe de Ville, but this is one of those cars whose full name never appears on a badge. Coupe de Ville did appear in gold script on

RealRides of WNY - 1955 Vauxhall Cresta

In my almost 49 years of driving, I do believe this is the first time I’ve ever come across a 1955 Vauxhall Cresta. Vauxhall was GM’s British brand — think of it as the British version of another former GM brand, Opel. Former, I say, as earlier this year the French car maker Groupe PSA (Peugeot-Citroën-DS) agreed to buy the Opel/Vauxhall brands from GM. The Cresta, although