Results for: Wheatfield New York

RealRides of WNY #2481 ......................... 1957 Chevy pickup

WHEATFIELD, N.Y.- When we passed this lot back in the summer of 2010 there were about half-a-dozen mid-century pickups for sale there. One of them was this 1957 Chevrolet 3604¾-ton, Chevy’s mid-line model with a wheelbase of 123-1/4 inches, which it shared with the half-ton 3204 (the half-ton Cameo Carrier’s wheelbase was only 114”, while the one-ton 3804 was 135”).

RealRides of WNY #2464 ......................... 1983 Buick Skylark T Type

WHEATFIELD, N.Y.– while doing a little research on today’s RealRide— a 1983 Buick Skylark T Type, I believe I came across this actual car in a 2017 Hemmings Motor News $5,000 Challengemagazine article (you can read it here). There’ve been a few changes to the car between the time the article appeared and when we found it back in September in a used car lot/repair garage par

RealRides of WNY - 1977 de Ville

Yes, the 1977 Cadillac Sedan de Villewas downsized from the previous year’s version, but unless you’re comparing it to a ’77 Lincoln Continental, it’s still a b-i-gcar. Even more so if you’re comparing it to today’s full-sized sedan (itself a dying breed). Typing “2022 family-sized sedan” into a Googlesearch turns up cars like the Toyota Camry, Honda

RealRides (Mailboxes) of WNY

As the headline implies, today’s RealRideis actually a RealMailbox… When we took this photo back in 2015 alongside a road in Wheatfield, it looked pretty new. The last time we noticed it (maybe thispast year or so) it didn’t look any better than an actual seven-year-old mail truck might look which spent its entire life parked along a busy roadside in the Northeastern United Stat

RealRides of WNY - 1980 El Camino

You can search the brochure for this 1980 Chevrolet El Camino, but I don’t think you’ll find that thehood scoop seen on this one was ever offered from the factory on that year’s car/truck mashup. And before you ask, no, it wasn’t shown in the Malibu catalogs either. But the Elky couldbe had with a bevy of other extra-cost add-ons like the ones shown in the illustration belo

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Corvair

Came across this 1964 Chrevrolet Corvair Monzaback in 2004 parked in the lot of a Wheatfieldrestoration shop. This would be the final year for the first-generation air-cooled, rear-engine compact from Detroit. Model year 1965 would see a complete do-over, including the loss of the pillared coupes and sedans, which were replaced with two- and four-door hardtop body styles (the latter which was the

RealRides of WNY - 1972 Chevelle

Looking at the color choices for the 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle SS, I’m not sure this one’s sporting a factory paint job. The SS of course originally stood for Super Sport, and in one ad Chevy called this one “The super sporty Malibu.”That was in contrast to a less opulent but just as potent model, the Heavy Chevy, which they referred to in the same ad as “The very sport

RealRides of WNY- 1992 Cutlass

If you’d been in the market for a convertible back in the winter of 2016, this 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supremecould have been yours for a mere $1,575 — or maybe even less if you were good at bargaining. We spotted it outside a repair shop in Wheatfieldand no, it’s not still there. The similar 1996 brochure told us that The Denver Postreferred to it as “...easily one of the

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Mark III

Day 3 of 7 Days of Lincoln… This 1969 Lincoln Continental Mark IIIis presented in a shade of green which was very popular for the time. There were 22 colors offered by Lincoln for MY 1969 — but none of them match what was described on this car'sFor Salesign as “Limited Color - Belmont Green.”Perhaps it was “limited” because Belmont Green was a 1968 color. You c

RealRides of WNY - 1974 Dune Buggy

Admittedly, we’re not in an ideal location geographically to get a lot of use out of a 1974 VW-based Dune Buggy, but that doesn’t mean you never see these things around here. (Maybe a few hearty souls take them out in the dead of winter.) We came across this one last summer while completing a business transaction in the hamlet of Shawnee. At the time, it was listed for sale on Facebook