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RealRides of WNY - 1961 Tempest

The 1961 Pontiac Tempestwas one of three of GM’s senior compacts to debut that year (along with the Olds F-85 & Buick Special). Pontiac’s car was a bit out of the ordinary, advertised as being “America’s only front engine rear transmission car!”This, they told us, “…opens up more engine compartment space up front. Now there’s room for an engine

RealRides of WNY - 1957 Bel Air

The 1957 Chevrolet Bel Airis probably one of the most popular collector cars around these days. At least, that’s what you’d think if you attended as many car shows/cruise nights as I do. Much ink has been absorbed into stories of how for 1957 Ford actually outsold Chevy for one of the few times since Edsel Ford was in short pants. The numbers are often twisted to reflect calendar year

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 - 1958 Dynamic 88

With all of that chrome trim, at first glance it’s hard to imagine that this 1958 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Holiday Sedanis from the Lansing manufacturer’s lowest-priced model lineup. Of course, parking it next to the higher-priced Super 88 or Ninety-Eight would show that indeed, Olds’ designers seem like they may have owned stock in the chrome-plating business. All of the 1958 Olds

RealRides of WNY - 1950 Chevrolet Fleetline

Before you ask, no, West Seneca’s Kasia Jones (pictured above)doesn’t drive this 1950 Chevy Fleetlinethis low to the ground — although, it might be handy for evening-out some of those WNY “speed bumps” we all encounter every day. She doeshowever, regularly drive this old beauty, fondly known (as the plate says), as Kat’s Rat. And she doesn’t only driveit;

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 - 1968 Buick Special

Day 1 of Buick Week...With a starting MSRP of just $2,513, this 1968 Buick Special Deluxe coupe was the least expensive offering from the Flint manufacturer that year. It was also available as a four-door sedan and a station wagon — both on a longer, 116-inch wheelbase (the two-doors were all 112”). If the plain-jane coupe wasn’t your cup of tea, pillarless hardtops were offered

RealRides of WNY - 1985 Chevy Chevette

With a starting MSRP of just $5,340 this 1985 Chevrolet Chevette CSwas the least expensive new Chevy you could buy that year. Actually, by 1985, the ‘Vette’s 10thyear, the CS was the onlymodel you could buy, in two- and four-door hatchback models which were available with either a 1.6L gasoline-powered four or a 1.8L L4 diesel. The gas-powered ‘Vette came standard with a 4-speed