Results for: WHITEWALL TIRES

RealRides of WNY - 1950 Dodge

Yesterday we featured a RealRidefrom a couple of years ago which underwent a wheel/tire change since we first saw it. In a similar story, we photographed this 1950 Dodge Wayfarerin a North Tonawandadriveway a few weeks ago, complete with the original poverty hubcaps, a set of newer whitewalls, and a current Arizona Historical license plate. We drove by a week or two later and saw the car up on jac

RealRides of WNY - 1967 SS 396

You see them in many period photos and advertising illustrations, but you don’t often come upon a car like this 1967 Chevy Chevelle SS 396sporting a set of whitewall tires these days. This Super Sport'salso wearing a black vinyl roof, another typical option from that era. Most 1960s muscle cars still around today seem to be pretty monochromatic (in my experiences, anyway) and shod in afterma

RealRides of WNY - 1968 Cadillac

The brochure said the 1968 Cadillac DeVillewas “…youthful in appearance… agile in performance… and widely diversified in the choice of its interior selections, options and accessories.”Those interior selections included eleven different extra-cost leather colors for the convertible model, as well five different top colors. New for 1968 were: the grille texture whic

RealRides of WNY - 1964 T-Bird

There seem to be quite a few examples of the 1964 Ford Thunderbirdroaming around WNY. This one, seen a few weeks ago in a Tonawandaparking lot, is in triple black, and features a set of wire wheels (not wire wheel covers) which were a $415.20 option back in the day — a cost which included a set of whitewall tires. Surprisingly, whitewalls were an option on all1964 T-Birds ($42.10). I can&rsq

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Camaro

It’s not often you see a 1970 Chevy Camarolooking like this one these days. Still wearing its factory wheel covers and a set of whitewall tires, we came across it sitting in an Oleanused car lot eleven years ago. This was the inaugural year for the second-gen Mustang fighter — which the brochure cover called “A most unusual car from the place you’d expect: Chevrolet’s

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - Volvo 245

Seeing a Volvo 245, c1977, in this condition still on the streets usually means one of two things: you’re in Vermont, or you’re in the Pacific Northwest. Okay, or maybe you’re in Sweden. This Berkshire Green wagon was spotted a couple of years ago in Seattle, Washingtonby RealRidescontributor (and my eldest offspring) Katie. Looking through some old brochures, for the second time

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Coupe De Ville

You never know what you might come across in some of those small, neighborhood used car lots. Earlier this summer we found this rather solid-looking 1964 Cadillac Coupe De Villein the front row of a lot in Lackawanna. Although it’s not so odd to see these days on new cars in every price range, back when this De Ville was new it was rare to ever find a car like this wearing a set of blackwall

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Sport Fury

I’m one of those guys who goes to a lot of car shows/cruise nights every summer (well, maybe not so much thisyear). And while I’m there, as the myriad of Tri-Fives, T-Birds, and the like gather large, admiring crowds (not that there’s anything wrong with that), you can usually find me admiring something out of the ordinary, like this 1965 Plymouth Sport Fury. This one, with its w

RealRides of WNY - 1978 450 SL

There are probably a few of you out there throwing up your hands right now, saying “Git ridda those whitewalls!” Regular readers of this space already know that we approve of the rubber choice on this 1978 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL. We also give a big thumbs-up to the color combinatioin here, which appears to be Nickel Green with what looks like Beige leather. We saw this RealRidelast summe

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Riviera

The first-generation 1964 Buick Rivierais often mentioned in the same sentence as the words “most beautiful car of all time.” Pretty lofty praise. They certainly were handsome cars, especially for their time, and they kept the same design (pretty much) from their debut for MY 1963 through 1965. Subsequent cars were still (IMO) pretty sharp, at least until the fender skirts arrived for