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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

RealRides of WNY - 1955 Olds 88

Designers of the 1955 Oldsmobile 88seem to have been torn between offering full rear wheel cutouts or full fender skirts. So, they compromised, with squared-off openings partially covered with half-skirts. Removing the skirts, as seen in the hemmings.comphoto above, leaves the rear wheel openings with both an unfinished look, and a mismatch with the shape of the ones in the front. Not sure what th

RealRides of WNY - 1967 GTO

It was a car of song and of many a performance car fans’ dreams — and this version, a 1967 Pontiac GTO, was seen a few summers back at a car show in Wheatfieldat the Frontier Fire Hall. This one is looking resplendent in its Regimental Red paint job and contrasting black vinyl interior. The rims look to be aftermarket, but don’t take away from the looks of the car at all. Pontiac