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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

RealRides of WNY - 1996 Olds

This 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera SLwas sported with a for salesign in the window five winters ago in Wheatfield. Not sure if the seller thought it would be a good winter driver, or if the seasonal offering was just a coincidence. Olds’ mid-sized front-driver was introduced for MY 1982 in station wagon (below) and two- and four-door sedan versions as the Cutlass Ciera. For 1996, the Cutlass moniker

RealRides of WNY - c1971 Stingray

This Corvette Stingrayconvertible is from the last generation of the car to wear chrome bumpers front and rear. This styling iteration (with slight changes from the 1969 model) ran from MY 1970-72. One clue to which year this one is would be the color (if it’s still original) — itseems closest to 1970’s Donnybrooke Green. The color chip chart is below for your perusal, to either

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Skylark

It was ten years ago when we came across this 1970 Buick Skylark Customin the parking lot of the Summit Park Mall in Wheatfield, sporting a couple of For Salesigns in the windows (the car, not the mall… oh, wait a minute, Lol). You can see the hand-scribbled particulars on one of the signs below. I’ve always wondered how those “or best offer” propositions work out. This wa

RealRides of WNY - 1938 Cadillac

With 1,295 produced, at a starting MSRP of $1,730, this 1938 Cadillac Series 60four-door sedan was one of their best-selling models that year (the larger Series 60 Special topping the sales charts with 3,587 produced). With a wheelbase of 124 inches, it was Cadillac’s smallest car, but not their cheapest. That distinction went to the LaSalle lineup, which shared the Series 60 wheelbase, and

RealRides of WNY - 1991 Geo Storm

It might not be pristine, but you’ve gotta give credit to this 1991 Geo Stormfor still being on the road — or at least it was when we last saw it a few years ago in a Wheatfieldparking lot. Really, when was the last time you saw one? The Geo nameplate was sold by U.S. Chevy dealers to fill a gap in their sub-compact lineup, and it was composed of Japanese vehicles, mostly from Suzuki (

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Buick

This 1969 Buick Riviera Gran Sporthad a few pieces of standard equipment which set it apart from other Rivs: front and rear heavy-duty suspension; positive traction differential, “GS” monogram on the front fenders; “Riviera GS” badge on the instrument panel; and 8.55 x 15 white sidewall tires (H70-15 wide ovals were available at extra cost). All 1969 Rivieras had Buick&rsqu

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Corvair

Day 1 of Compacts Week…In the waning days of the Eisenhower administration, America’s Big Three manufacturers (GM, Ford, and Chrysler) all introduced compact-sized cars to combat the onslaught of foreign cars (which by the late 1950s had really caught on with the North American car-buying public), as well as that ofthe Rambler American & Studebaker Lark (a couple of compact home-g

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Chrysler 300

As you can see from the vanity plate, this is clearly a 1969 Chrysler 300, which was seen a few years ago in Wheatfield. It also would appear that it was purchased at Niagara Chrysler-Plymouth, which used to be located at Pine Avenue (now Niagara Falls Boulevard) at 66thStreet in Niagara Falls. This was the first year for Chrysler’s fuselage styling, an idea which featured a wide beltline, a