Results for: Williamsville New York

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Spitfire

Probably one of the prettiest little cars on the market at the time, this 1964 Triumph Spitfire 4was also known as the Spitfire Mark I. Under the full forward-tilt hood was an OHV inline-four engine of 1,147cc (70cid) with twin carburetors. Certainly not much when compared to what was coming out of Detroit at the time, but then again, the car weighed less that 1,600 lbs. A bit of an upgrade from s

RealRides of WNY - 1974 Opel

Let’s hear a shout-out from anyone who’s come across another 1974 Opel Manta Luxusother than this one in the last 20 or 30 years. (Crickets.) This was Opel’s most luxe model (hence the name) and a big step up from the previous (and chintzier) Kadett lineup. In one print ad, Opel told us about the“top-of-the-line Manta”(which was the Luxus): “…it exhibits

RealRides of WNY - RCR 917

If you want something that stands out from the crowd, this RCR 917should do the trick. If you haven’t guessed, RCR stands for Race Car Replicas, and this particular kit car is registered with the NYS DMV as a 1983 CUSTOM 2DSD. It is based, of course, on the Porsche 917, thought by many to be the Holy Grail of race cars, which earned the German manufacturer its first ever overall win at the 2

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Dart

I’m not sure just how many people bought a new 1969 Dodge Dart Swinger 340equipped with whitewall tires and full wheel covers, but that’s how they were often depicted in the advertising of the day (see below — and check out that price!).Now you’re more likely to see one shod like today’s RealRide, with dog dish hubcaps and color-coordinated steel wheels. They certainl

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