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RealRides of WNY - c1995 Eldorado

This white-on-white Cadillac Eldoradois from the marque’s 12thand final (so far) generation. The American luxury brand’s first front-wheel-drive car began production for MY 1967, one year after Oldsmobile’s Toronado debuted. The twelfth-gen Eldo was sold from 1992-2002; before it arrived the nameplate had gone through many changes in size over the decades. Beginning with the tent

RealRides of WNY - 1975 Cadillac

The things we take for granted these days… The brochure description for this 1975 Cadillac Fleetwood Broughambragged about its “…exclusive signal seeking AM/FM stereo radio.”Rectangular headlamps were also new this year, and reading lights were located on both the passenger anddriver sides! The Fleetwood was the top of the Cadillac heap unless you were looking for a limou

RealRides of WNY - 1985 Eldorado

Coming across this 1985 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritzeight years ago at the WNY Cadillac & LaSalle owners club show at Keyser Cadillac in Williamsvillereminded me of the 14,000 people who bought a new 1976 Eldorado droptop thinking it would be the last American-made convertible… ever (bottom photo).Especially those who shelled out extra for one of 2,000 all-white versions which, according

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Hawk

If you found yourself interested in a new 1963 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawklike this one back in the day (well, maybe not justlike this one, as I don’t believe 57-year-old patina was one of the paint choices, Lol), you might have also wandered over to the other side of the Studebaker showroom to give a look to their other, new personal luxury coupe, the Avanti. Why would Studebaker be market

RealRides of WNY - 1952 Chevy

Had you been auditioning for a part in “American Graffiti Revisited”back in the spring of 2019, I could have steered you towards this 1952 Chevy Stylinewhich was sitting with a For Salesign in the window on a lot outside a Williamsvillerepair shop. It features a nice set of Packard Clipper taillight lenses like the ones below from 1956, along with (according to the sign): Frenched head

RealRides of WNY - 1961 Cadillac

There were two versions of the 1961 Cadillac Series Sixty-Twosix-window sedan: the “regular” edition, and one called the “short deck” model which had — surprise, surprise — a shorterrear deck area, resulting in a shorter overall length. Although they didn’t get into specifics in the ’61 brochure, the nearly identical 1962 model was dubbed the Sedan D

RealRides of WNY - 1983 Park Ave

You don’t see many GM cars from this era looking as good as this 1983 Buick Electra Park Avenue. This was the big Buick’s top-of-the-line (there were also Electra Limited & Estate versions), and it included such nicities as: 50/50 divided front seats (compared to the mere 55/45 seats of the Limited!), cruise control, tilt wheel, 6-way power seats, power door locks & deck releas

RealRides of WNY - 1964 500/XL

One of my favorite features of this 1964 Ford Galaxie 500/XLis what Ford described in that year’s Buyer’s Digest as “chrome-trimmed, shell-like front bucket seats.”A photo caption went on to refer to them as“body-hugging bucket seats à la Thunderbird.”The ’64 big Fords continued the tradition of carrying over the previous year’s dashboard, whi

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 - 1950 Cadillac

I’m going to assume here (I know, I know!) that the exterior sun visor has been on this 1950 Cadillac Series Sixty-Onesedan for a while now. Why? The sticker in the right corner of the windshield seems to indicate that this RealRidemade the border crossing from the Tucson, Arizona area to Sonoyta, in the Mexican state of Sonora, back in April of 1966. Historically, Arizona is hot and sunny a