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RealRides of WNY - 1959 Rambler

Had a craving for some yummy cookies last week so I told my friend Terri McDonald-Gale I’d be taking a drive up to Wilsonto visit her at the Cookie Cottage. “I’ll have Neal (her husband) bring the Rambler over,” she told me. “The Rambler” is this nifty 1959 Rambler American Deluxe Club Sedan, which they recently purchased in Michigan. Under the hood is the origi

RealRides of WNY - 1948 Packard

This 1948 Packard Super 8was w-a-y ahead of its time. As we learned from the brochure, “The interior of this distinguished sedan is finished in your choice of a gray or a tan color scheme.”Shades of 2021! We also learned about how the “…doors are equipped with pull-type handles and no-slam rotary latches… and ‘rear doors are broader,’ for easier ins-and-

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Chevelle

This 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Super Sportsport coupe was spotted earlier this year on a street corner in the Village of Wilson. The SS was also available as a convertible (below).Chevy told us “Everyone has a bit of swashbuckler in him. And one sure way to bring it out is to get behind the wheel of an all-new Malibu Super Sport.”This was the Chevelle’s inaugural year, and i

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Chevelle

Remember when you could buy a simple family sedan like this 1964 Chevy Chevelle 300? It was basic transportation in the new mid-size segment (a group of cars which were very much the same size as what would have been considered full-size ten years prior). They weren’t all-out strippers though. The brochure reminded us that the 300 came with: “Armrests front and rear plus two handy ash

RealRides of WNY - 1972 Dart

Back during the Nixon years, this 1972 Dodge DartCustomwas what basic transportation looked like for the growing family who wouldn’t fit into a Ford Pinto or VW Beetle. The brochure told us there were two kinds of people who like Dart: “Young savers—who want a car that will accommodate a young family. [and] More mature savers—who are tired of big-car expenses.”Hmm, I

RealRides of WNY - 1970 LeSabre

This 1970 Buick LeSabre Customconvertible comes from an age where the then Flint-based manufacturer’s top selling vehicle was nota crossover/SUV. Good heavens, anyone who’d thought such a thing would even exist back then would have been locked up. Ditto thinkers who opined that Buick’s largest market would someday be China. Back in 1970, Buick’s lineup consisted of 40 diffe

RealRides of WNY

The only thing getting a lift in today’s RealRide, seen a couple a years ago in Wilson, is the U.S. Mail. At leastlawfully, as we all know nothing else is supposed to go into a mailbox except postage-paid mail (we’re looking at YOU, Chinese menu peddlers and Pennysaver publishers of America!). Every once in a while you come across one of these vehicular-themed roadside mailboxes; this

RealRides of WNY - 1974 BMW 2002

This 1974 BMW 2002, seen a few Saturdays ago in Wilson, is of the series of cars introduced by the Bavarian luxury car company in 1968. One could say they took a page from the American muscle car handbook (bigger engine/smaller car) and massaged it to the tune of putting a potent engine into a smaller car with the added advantage of a handling suspension and a comfortable interior — and thus