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RealRides of WNY - 1976 Midget

When, besides almost never, was the last time you saw a 1976 MG Midgetsporting a set of Moon discs? This RealRideis from the Midget’s swan song version, which was built from 1974-1980. The big rubber bumpers were added in 1974 to conform with U.S. federal standards, and at the same time the suspension was modified to raise the car’s overall height to (again) conform with U.S. regulatio

RealRides of WNY - 1971 VW

I like the color combination of this 1971 Volkswagen. The brochure tells us that this Sapphire Blue convertible was available only with a Silver Grey top (and an Alabaster leatherette interior). I thought the top looked tan when I saw it last summer on the West Side of Buffalo, but… what do I know? Most other convertible colors (see them below)were offered only with a black top and interior

RealRides of WNY - 1991 Range Rover

Looking at this 1991 Range Roverfrom the side you'd expect it to pull a lot of wheelies with so much real estate located behind the rear axle. But they’re probably a bit heavy for that. These vehicles were introduced in 1969 as a two-door model (the four-door arrived in 1981). And back then they weren’t the luxo-barges that we associate with the Land Rover brand today; they were true,

RealRides of WNY - 1979 MGB

The previous year’s brochure reminded us that “For 50 years, MG sports cars have come growling out of our brick factory at Abingdon-on-Thames and into the record books of motor racing.”This 1979 MGBis literally the ultimate MGB in that this was its final year of production. Emissions and safety regulations in the U.S. likely bore most of the blame for the MGB’s demise. The

RealRides of WNY - 1968 280 SL

I’m okay with the British spelling some words differently than we do in “American” English. It wastheir language first, after all. Their brochure for this 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL, which I presume was put together in Germany, contains variations such as kerbweight, tyres, and colours. I’m also okay with calling the tachometer a revolution counter, and calling the windshiel

RealRides of WNY - 1960 XK 150

Came across this 1960 Jaguar XK 150last month on the West Side of Buffalo. Official Jaguar advertising/sales copy called this model the Drop Head Coupe, as opposed to the Fixed Head Coupe whose top did not lower. There was also a Roadster model, with a much smaller fabric top and no rear seating area (bottom of page).Many 1960 XK 150s had Jaguar’s 3.4L inline six under the bonnet, but also a

RealRides of WNY - 1959 Parkwood

While I’m pretty sure that the tires & rims seen on this 1959 Chevrolet Parkwoodweren’t on the car when it left the dealership back in the day, I cansay that a precursor to today’s cruise-control was available as a dealer-installed option. Thumbing through the 1959 accessories brochure at xframechevy.comI came across something called the Throttle-Holder (see illustration at b

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