Results for: Williamsville

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Ford Fairlane 500

This 1964 Ford Fairlane 500 was sent in by owners Randy & Sue Goulette of Williamsville. Beneath that unassuming hood lurks a 347 Stroker engine — not a factory option in 1964 for sure, but a crate engine with a base hp rating of 400 (with much higher capabilities possible). Other than the engine and wheels & tires, the car has been restored to original; you may have seen it in the p

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 Spider Veloce

This rare, original 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 Spider Veloce was spotted last week in one of the best winter storage spots you could imagine — in the clean, heated showroom of Towne Maserati/Alfa Romeo in Williamsville. Equipped with a 1570-cc twin cam four, this was the second-to-last year for production of the 1600 Spider Veloce, which was replaced for 1967 by the somewhat sleeker Spider

RealRides of WNY - 1995 Chrysler Concorde

Here’s a 1995 Chrysler Concorde, one 60,613 to leave the factory. It kind of makes you wonder whatever happened to the other 60,612 of them. It’s certainly not a car you see much of on the road anymore, especially not one which looks as good as this one, which was spotted last week in Williamsville with a for sale sign in the window. Introduced for MY 1993, the Concorde, along with the

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Murray/AMF Jet Sweep

Me being me, I was lucky enough that my Mom & Dad bought me a Murray Pedal Car when I was a lad. Put a ton of miles on it driving the streets of the Village of Lancaster. Mine was an older version (of course!) of this 1965 AMF Jet Sweep, seen a few weeks ago at the Niagara Emporium in the Eastern Hills Mall. I thought about trying to squeeze in for a test drive, but I had left my shoe horn on

RealRides of WNY - 1977 VW Bus

I can’t imagine anyone coming across this 1977 VW Station Wagon and not smiling. If you were around back in the day, surely you have a story about one, or at least knew someone who had one. My “fondest” bus memory is of my friend Jim’s ’67, and the time it stalled just ahead of the Williamsville toll plaza on the Thruway, with three of us pushing it into the toll boot

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Pontiac Executive

The nameplate game was in full swing when this 1970 Pontiac Executive was new. Pontiac was struggling to find itself, juggling model names, seemingly without a master plan. In 1961, full-size Pontiac model names ran thusly (bottom-to-top): Catalina, Ventura, Star Chief, and Bonneville; Ventura was dropped after 1961; then Grand Prix was added at the top in 1962; in 1966 the 2+2 and Star Chief Exec

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Ford Mustang

We turned the clock back an hour over the weekend, so I thought we’d also turn the calendar back all this week to this past summer’s car shows. At the time we all probably figured that the 1973 Ford Mustang convertible would be the last soft-top offering of the marque. In 1974 the original pony car re-emerged at the Mustang II built on the Ford Pinto platform in coupe and fastback form

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Buick Riviera

Speaking of cars you rarely see anymore, here’s a 1970 Buick Riviera which I’ve come across a few times lately in Williamsville — including last week when the owner was thoughtful enough to pull in frontwards so we could finally get this shot of the car’s hindquarters. Model year 1970 found the Riv in a bit of a downward sales spiral, a trend that would pretty much continue

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Ford Mustang

My daughter Katie came across this 1973 Ford Mustang in Williamsville last week. It was the final year for the big Mustang, before transforming into the Pinto-based Mustang II for 1974. Ford produced just under 12,000 convertible Mustangs for MY 1973; I don’t imagine that a lot of them are still on the road, and of those that are, probably not too many look as good as this one does 44 years

THE CADILLAC OF CAR SHOWS … 28th Annual Cadillac-LaSalle Show

THE CADILLAC OF CAR SHOWS… 28th Annual Cadillac-LaSalle Show by Jim Corbran You’re forgiven if you don’t know what a LaSalle is. Back in 1927, when General Motors president Alfred Sloan was trying his darnedest to offer a car for every size American pocketbook, he introduced the LaSalle, a lower-priced companion to GM’s flagship Cadillac luxury brand (I assume if you&rsqu