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RealRides of WNY #2414 (on the road) - 1968 Renault 10

The brochure writers wanted to cover their bases when this 1968 Renault 10was being marketed. It was a somewhat ancient rear-engine rear-drive design, being sold alongside the new Renault 16, which was a front-drive front-engine four-door hatchback. So they cleverly pointed out the advantages of having the engine over the drive wheels, as seen here in a blurb in the inset. Mission accomplished! Th

RealRides of WNY #2401 - 1975 Midget

When this 1975 MG Midgetwas new, the typical sports car as a British convertible/roadster wasn’t long for this world. Thank you very much, Datsun 240Z. The Midget et al. were getting a bit long in tooth by 1975, having been introduced years ago (the Midget debuted in 1961 — see brochure illustration below), albeit with some upgrades along the way, but they were still pretty old designs

RealRides of WNY #2365 - 1939 Ford

There’s something about a set of whitewall tires and a pair of rear fender skirts which can make almost any car look like it cost more. (Yes, the whitewalls & fender skirts DO make it cost more but, you know what I mean!) Take for example, this 1939 Ford DeLuxeconvertible coupe, seen over the summer at the Bella Rose Vineyard Car Showin Lewiston. Compare the above photos to the brochure

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