This 1950 Plymouth Special Deluxewagon is one of only 2,057 produced. It was the final year for Plymouth’s woodie, what with their much-touted “All Metal”Suburban (bottom photo) having been introduced the previous model year with great sales success. In its final year the woodie was handily outsold by the Suburban, which posted a production figure of 34,457. Today’s RealRid
Inquiring minds (mine) want to know about the headlight bezels on this 1952 Pontiac Chieftain De Luxe. They certainly don’t match the ones on the cars in that year’s brochure. I did find one other car on the WikipediaPontiac page that seems to have the same ones; also a ’53 Plymouth Cranbrook (which doesn’t match the ’53 Plymouth brochure illustrations either) —
I’ll admit I thought the restyled 1970 Buick Rivierawas a bit of a letdown from the previous versions. The Wikipediafolks lump the ’70 model in with the 1966-69 cars, calling the five of them thesecond-generationRivieras. To me, the ’70 (which had the lowest production number of the five) should be in its own category. That being said, as time marches on I’ve become fond of
This first generation Ford Ka, seen back in 2007 while we visited Adare, in Ireland’s County Limerick, is pretty unremarkable. But, we included it as a RealRidebecause we thought it might be interesting to: A.) anyone who’s neverseen one before; and B.) um… see “A.” Produced from 1996-2008, the first-gen Ka, to us Yanks, is quite Geo Metro-like. The second-gen was ba
If you believe the badge on the trunk, the official name of today’s RealRidefrom 1984is Pontiac Fiero 2M4. But really, other than a mention in their brochure that “2M4” designates the very first (according to Pontiac) 2-seat, Mid-engined, 4-cylinder production car built in America, you rarely ever hear the 2M4 designation when the Fiero is mentioned in real life. Looking at subse
This 1980 Leyland Motors Olympianis from the inaugural year of the double-decker bus’ manufacture. According to Wikipedia, the British-made bus was sold mostly to operators in the U.K., as well as Singapore and Hong Kong. However, also according to Wiki, Olympians are currently in service by operators in San Francisco, San Diego, New York, Seattle, and Washington, DC — as well as this
In downtown Buffalo for last week’s Slow Roll bicycle ride, I came across this 1971 Toyota Land Cruiser just around the corner from the ride’s starting point. This one’s from the J-40 series, which was built from 1960-84. I had to laugh when I clicked on the Wikipedia page which cautioned at the top “Not to be confused with the Studebaker Land Cruiser,” hah, and LOL.