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RealRides of WNY - 1988 Alfa Romeo

First off, no, that’s nota shamrock on the trunk lid of this 1988 Alfa Romeo Milano— it’s a four-leaf clover (shamrocks have only three leaves). It’s been featured on many of the Italian manufacturer’s cars for almost 100 years. Back in 1923, Team Alfa race driver Ugo Sivocci affixed thefirst four-leaf clover onto his entry for good luck in the 1923 Targa Florio, an o

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Falcon

With summer right around the corner, at least calendarically, this 1964 Ford Falcon Futuramight be just what you’re looking for. We came across it a few weeks ago while bicycling through the WestSide of Buffalo. It’s wearing a couple of for salesigns, and looks like it might need a bit of work but hey, it’s a convertible! The Falcon, you may remember, especially the sportier Futu

RealRides of WNY - 1959 Olds

We’re going to keep this one short, as it’s one of the sadder RealRides we’ve shown you in a while. This 1959 Oldsmobileis definitely a Holiday Sport Sedan — whether it’s a Ninety-Eight (below),Super 88, or Dynamic 88 is hard to tell because of all the missing pieces. This freshman-year flattop was seen a couple of weekends ago while bicycling through the West Side of

RealRides of WNY - 1993 Eurovan

This 1993 VW Eurovan MV Westfaliawas probably sent across the pond by the German manufacturer hoping to relive the VW bus salad days of the 1960s-70s (on the brochure cover was a photo of the original Type 2 van). Although a solid, somewhat handsome vehicle, the Eurovan never achieved the quirkiness of the old VW bus, nor the following of (by now) aged hippies and their families. Nevertheless, her

RealRides of WNY - 1979 Oldsmobile

This 1979 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser, seen a few days ago on Buffalo’s West Side, is wearing a dealer plaque from Courtesy Olds, which was located on Bronx Boulevard at East 236thStreet in, where else? — The Bronx. The building is now occupied by a health care facility called Medical Pavillion. Olds touted their big wagon as “A working wagon with the elegance, comfort and ride you

RealRides of WNY - 1959 Edsel

Today we visit the You Don’t See One of Those Every Day Dept., and the 1959 Edsel Corsairowned by area resident and car aficionado Joseph Galvin. One of four Edsels in his stable (as this is written, Lol) the ’59 is from the marque’s second — as well as second-to-last — year of production. The Corsair was the top o’the pared-down line for 1959, and was available

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Falcon

Almost 93,000 of the base model 1966 Ford Falconleft the factory (41,432 two-doors, 34,685 four-doors, and 16,653 wagons), but where are they all now? This one was spotted a few weeks ago on Buffalo’s West Side; but most of the rest of them, or so it seems, have been scattered to the wind. And I’ll bet that not too many of them (if any at all) had a hood ornament like this one, which c

RealRides of WNY - 1985 Mustang

I’ll admit to not being a fan of most of the modern Mustangs. That being said, I’ll also admit that if I were old-car shopping, and someone waved this 1984 Ford Mustang LXin front of my face wearing a For Salesign, I’d be all over it! Depending on your source, the ’84 was either a member of the third or the sixth generation of the original pony car. Still rear-wheel-drive,

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Chevy Bel Air

This 1966 Chevy Bel Airis one of over one million full-sized Chevys sold that year. Is that a lot? Well, for comparison sake, American Motors sold just under 300,000 total cars— that’s the combined AMC Marlin and Ambassador, and Rambler American, Rogue, Classic, and Rebel series’ sales. The V-8 Impala total alone for 1966 was more than twice the entire American Motors number. Tha

RealRides of WNY - 1987 Rolls-Royce

No, it’s not every day that you come across a 1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur on Buffalo’s West Side, but when we did luckily we had a camera handy! The Silver Spur was a longer-wheelbased version (by about four inches) of the Silver Spirit — both of which were introduced in 1980 and produced through 1999. This car is a Mark I; changes (or, more in the R-R spirit of things, refineme