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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

RealRides of WNY - 1953 Ford

This 1953 Ford Customline Fordoris wearing a couple of dealer-installed options: rear fender shields (a.k.a. fender skirts), and the more unusual Coronado Deckconversion — sort of a poor man’s continental kit. Both can be seen here in detail via scans from the ’53 Ford Accessoriesbrochure, seen up for sale recently on eBay. Today’s RealRideis culled from a slide taken at th

RealRides of WNY - 1997 Mustang

I’ll be the first to admit that I didn’t even notice that this Pacific Green convertible was an SVT Cobra (1997)until I got home and looked at the photos. Doh! I was drawn to it, in the spectators’ parking area of the 2017 All-Ford Show at the Eastern Hills Mall in Williamsville(or is it Clarence? That whole area is so confusing!) because it’s one of my all-time favorite ca

RealRides of WNY - 1950 Nash

This Nile Green 1950 Nash Ambassador Superis another blast from the past, seen at the 1976 AACA Car Show at the Main-Transit Fire Co. in Williamsville. If you’re of a certain age, one of the first things you think of when you see one of these is the old Supermantv show, where they were used as police cars. Of course, almost everybody knows that these old Nashes had front seats which folded d

RealRides of WNY - 1956 Cadillac

Brochure copywriters told us that “If the average motorist were asked to name the one most luxurious and distinguished motor car in the world, the odds are that he would think first of the Cadillac Seventy-Five.”Well, I think that might depend on where Mr. Average Motorist called home. And it’s pretty presumptuous (these days) to assume that the average motorist is a “he.&r