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RealRides of WNY #2792 - 1961 Jeep

As you can see, this 1961 Jeep Fleetvanhas been turned into the ride of choice for a local Keystone Kops group. Compare it to the original Kops and their ride from almost 100 years ago in the photo at the bottom of the page. The Fleetvan was a rear-wheel drive delivery vehicle produced by Kaiser-Jeep. Vehicles produced under contract for the United States Postal Service had right-hand drive and a

RealRides of WNY #2323 - 1984 Laser

Before you ask, no, I don’t remember when the last time was that I saw a 1984 Chrysler Laser Turbo, let alone one that’s as nice as this one. Its condition certainly has to do with the fact that the odometer has yet to hit the 7k mark. Yes, it was garaged for a while. Quite a while actually. And it’s sporting the vanity plates it wore back in the day — plates which might(?)

RealRides of WNY - 1960 LeSabre

General Motors’ offerings for 1960 were a bit toned-down from the previous year. This 1960 Buick LeSabreis a prime example, with both the front and rear end styling being more rounded (or, less pointy) than the ‘59s. Of course, this isn’t to suggest that Buick all of a sudden got conservative — check out the Electra 225 brochure illustration at the bottom of the page and se

RealRides of WNY - 1998 S-10

Nope, it’s not often you see a 1998 Chevy S-10 Sportsideat a classic car gathering, let alone one with one of my favorite combos: whitewalls, black steelies, and Baby Moons. We saw this one back in April at a Cars and Coffee gathering at Wimbledon Lanes inWest Seneca. Besides the Sportside — whose rear fenders hint at the full-size Chevy Stepside — the S-10 was also available as

RealRides of WNY - 1960 Plymouth

Nothing makes me happier than coming across something like this 1960 Plymouth Savoy, a bottom-of-the-heap car which nobody probably ever thought would still be on the road 62 years after someone drove it off the new car lot. Most of these cars were used, abused, and scrapped. Kudos to the owner of this one who’s kept it looking in character and resisted the temptation to tart it up or hot ro

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Galaxie 500XL

This 1966 Ford Galaxie 500XLmarks the marque’s second year for stacked headlights, and the first year when both the upscale 500XL and the LTD featured a front grille different from the rest of the full-size lineup, a tradition which would last the rest of the decade (although for1967 the differences were very slight). This one appears to be painted Ivy Green. The 500XL was available in seven

RealRides of WNY - 1957 Chevy

We came across this 1957 Chevy Stake Trucktwice within the past few weeks; once at this year’s inaugural Wimbledon Lanes Cars and Coffeein West Seneca, and a week later at the first Made-In-America Store monthly cruise of the season in Elma. Chevy featured three stake trucks in its Task Force ’57brochure: one similar to this one, based on the pickup truck, and two heavier duty models &

RealRides of WNY - 1975 Gr. Marquis

When I first drove past this 1975 Mercury Grand Marquisa few months ago in a West Senecadriveway, out of the corner of my eye I thought it was a Lincoln. I guess that was the goal of the Mercury designers… not sure what the Lincoln designers thought about that, though. Muddying the process for me is the fact that this one’s wearing a set of Lincoln Continental wheel covers. Hey, why n

RealRides of WNY - 1956 Catalina

Day 4 as we travel back to 1956 for a week…The other day we mentioned how we rarely see mid-50s Mercurys these days… and it seems the same can be said for cars like today’s RealRide— a 1956 Pontiac Catalina. That model name is a bit misleading, or maybe I should say confusing. For 1956, the top of the Pontiac lineup was the longer-wheelbased Star Chief. Below that were tw

RealRides of WNY - 1982 Park Ave.

Seeing that this 1982 Buick Park Avenue Limitedis wearing a set of vintage dealer plates, I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that this isn’t its original owner who showed up with the car at one of last spring’s Cars and Coffee events at Wimbledon Lanes in West Seneca. I would imagine that the original owner, whoever it might have been, would be mighty surprised to see their