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RealRides of WNY - 1983 Dodge Mirada

Chrysler Corporation tried to share the wealth enjoyed by its Cordoba personal luxury coupe by bestowing the Dodge Division with a car of its own — thus, this 1983 Dodge Mirada. These two-door hardtops (a genus getting quite rare by this time) were certainly attractive enough if equipped properly, but IMO sales were hampered by the continuing confusion of Dodge’s mid-sized coupes. Boun

RealRides of WNY - 1960 Ford Falcon

Hard to imagine, but this 1960 Ford Falcon evolved into the über success which was the original Mustang. While the Mustang had a much more sporty body and interior, underneath it wasn’t much more than Ford’s compact Falcon, which itself was a huge sales success, racking up over 435,000 sales in its debut year of 1960. This example, wearing non-stock tires & rims, was spotted l

RealRides of WNY - 1956 Dodge Sierra

Came across this 1956 Dodge Sierra at the Cavalcade of Cars show in Hamburg a couple of weekends ago. The story on the car’s window (which lists it as a ’55) says it was bought in Ohio and driven back to Buffalo a few years ago, where it was then sanded down to the bare metal and had its dings and rust spots repaired. This car was in the back room of the show with the old school custom

RealRides of WNY - 1986 Ford LTD Crown Victoria

Found this 1986 Ford LTD Crown Victoria in a Hamburg parking lot a couple of weekends ago. Not sure where the owner drove in from, but it was just about the only car in the lot with snow on it. This body style, introduced for model year 1979 to counter the downsizing of GM’s full-size cars for 1977, would soldier on for another year before getting a total restyle for 1988. The Crown Vic name

RealRides of WNY - Mercedes-Benz 200

Also known as the W110, the Fintail, or, in German, the Heckflosse, this Mercedes-Benz 200 is another example of FormerWNYersFindingRealRides. Today’s beautiful, two-toned example really took the scenic route to get here: it was found by Rick Lapp, formerly of Hamburg and now residing in Pennsylvania, on a recent trip to Jersey City. The 200 was produced from 1965-68, and featured a 2.0L fou

RealRides of WNY - 1974 Buick Riviera

One more from the 1970s decade, a 1974 Buick Riviera, seen parked outside of last summer’s huge car show at Olcott Beach. This one was looking for a new owner, and according to a sign in the window it had Buick’s 455 V8, just under 36k miles, a flawless interior, and it “drives like a dream.” The dealer emblem on the trunklid tells us it was sold at Jack Stevens Buick, a de

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Pontiac Tempest Custom

This 1965 Pontiac Tempest Custom has been owned by Hamburg’s Bill Marrero for about 20 years, long enough to have had time to add many personal touches: like the front buckets, console, and grille from a GTO; Rally wheels which he bought oh, so cheaply at a neighborhood yard sale; and a three-speed Turbo-Hydramatic transmission which replaced the car’s original Super Turbine 300 2-spee

RealRides of WNY - 1991 Chevy Corsica

Talk about unassuming-looking cars! This 1991 Chevy Corsica is one of almost 188,000 produced, but when’s the last time you saw one? Especially one that looks this good? The for-sale sign on the window proclaims it to be a southern car which has had a Jasper engine re-do in 2003. This was (one of) Chevy’s bread-and-butter cars for the masses, along with its two-door version, called Ber

RealRides of WNY - 1989 Ford Festiva L

It’s not often you see a 1989 Ford Festiva L on the road anymore. It’s even rarer to find one that the owner got as cheaply as this one. Hamburg’s Brian McLaughlin paid the princely sum of one dollar for this econocar back in 2012 — the price of turning in the plates belonging to the previous owner. Five years later, this little four-cylinder four-speed — also sold ar

RealRides of WNY - 1949 GMC 250 panel truck

You may recognize this 1949 GMC 250 panel truck. It’s appeared at events and has been driven in parades hundreds of times since 2013 when it became the mobile ambassador of the Erie County Fair in Hamburg (the one in New York, for you out-of-towners). One of the region’s most popular events, the Fair has been ranked the 10th largest in the country when compared to other state/county fa