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RealRides of WNY - 1973 Riviera

Let’s face it, if you’re gonna bother photographing a 1973 Buick Riviera, the view from the rear is the “money shot.” Commonly known as BoattailRivieras (hopefully for obvious reasons), this body style ran from model years 1971 through 1973. It sort ofcontinued on for a couple more years, but the ’74 through ’76 models had the boattail clipped-off in favor of a

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Cadillac

Found just about a year ago parked in Youngstownis this 1964 Cadillac Sedan de Ville. It’s one of two four-door hardtops offered that year in the de Ville series — this four-window and another in six-window guise. When I was a kid I never understood these terms, looking at the four-window hardtop and counting eight panes of glass (windshield, rear window, and two each of the vent windo

RealRides of WNY - 1989 560 SL

This 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560 SLshows that even some of the greatest automotive designers in the world didn’t cope very well with the onset of the CHMSL (Center High Mount Stop Lamp). Federally mandated for all passenger cars sold in the U.S. beginning with model year 1986, convertible models posed a problem for the “quick fix” — which in most instances meant adding that cent

RealRides of WNY - 1988 Sebring 5000/MX

Apparently New York State couldn'tbe any more specific than 1988 Classic Convertiblewhen they were registering this Sebring 5000/MX(inset), which is a kit car based on a 1962 Austin-Healy 3000. IMO it’s one of the nicest kit cars I’ve seen in these parts in a long time. Classic Roadsters Ltd.was a Fargo, North Dakota-based manufacturer which began making kit cars back in 1979; the comp

RealRides of WNY - 1983 Lincoln

The 1983 Lincoln Town Carcame in a fewdifferent flavors: Signature (which has a standard custom vinyl coach roof and an "exclusive Signature Series Script"on the C-pillar), Cartier ("refined elegance taken to a rare level of luxury"),and of course, the “base” Town Car model which this one seems to be. In what I’ve always considered a strange turn of events, the ’83 Lincoln

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Chrysler

A quick look at this 1967 Chrysler 300seems to indicate that it just had a new set of whitewalls installed when we came across it on a Youngstownstreet back in 2012. In addition to not removing the protective blue dye, I guess the owner was in too much of a hurry to re-install the wheel covers and fender skirts before hitting the road. Maybe it was a yacht-related emergency, Lol. Top colors for th

RealRides of WNY - 1971 Saab

We came across this 1971 Saab 96 V-4a month or so ago in Youngstown. Volvo wasn’t the only Swedish car manufacturer to tout its safety-mindedness. “Safety isn’t something you add on like an extra cigarette lighter or a strip of chrome, it has to be built in,”Saab brochure copywriterstold us. Before they were mandated by the U.S. government, Saabs featured “shock-absor

RealRides of WNY - 1974 MGB

Came across Scott from Youngstown and his 1974 MGBtwice in three days last month. These photos were taken as he was just about to leave a weekly cruise night at Ida Fritz Park in Lockport. You might be looking at his car and saying “That doesn’t look like a 1974,” but that’s because some time ago he removed the big black overriders which made the car compliant with the 5-mp

RealRides of WNY - 1956 DeSoto

Of course, the money shot for this 1956 DeSoto Fireflite Sportsmanis the three-quarter rear view, which really shows-off itsbefinned fenders. DeSoto brochure writers told us that “DeSoto’s startling new tail light treatment for 1956 has been designed specifically for safer driving under today’s stepped up pace.” “Control tower styling,”they called it, and as a p

RealRides of WNY - 1976 Spitfire

You don’t realize just how small a car like this 1976 Triumph Spitfire 1500is until you see one in traffic. But surprisingly, the interior, while snug, is comfortable for two average sized adults. Triumph tells us in their brochure that the Spitfire’s 24-foot turning radius is “…six feet less than a VW Beetle.” Its 1500cc engine (thus the name), also according to the