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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

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Pontiac GTO

This 1970 Pontiac GTOwas built during the heyday of the American Muscle Car. And in case you don’t believe that Pontiac was serious about the GTO’s performance, here’s a passage from the brochure page entitled power train: It starts with an explosion. Up to 10,000 lbs. of force on each of eight beefy pistons. It twists at a crankshaft. Vehemently. Gears are thrown into activity.

RealRides of WNY - 1952 Chevy Styline

Here’s one from the year of my birth: a 1952 Chevrolet Styline Deluxe Sport Coupe. Although it’s one of the less expensive body styles, someone splurged for extras, such as the two-tone paint job (Emerald Green over SpringGreen), whitewall tires, wheel trim rings, a radio (or, at least an antenna, Lol), dual outside mirrors, and a gas tank filler guard. Chevy offered a total of five di

RealRides of WNY - 1947 Chrysler Traveler

This 1947 Chrysler Traveleris one h-u-g-e car! That rooftop luggage rack, according to one source on the internet, was produced by noted boat manufacturer Chris-Craft. Part of the Windsor line, the Traveler was meant to appeal to — travelers! Although you’d think with an already expansive trunk area, there wouldn’t be much need for additional storage space out in the elements. De