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RealRides of WNY - c1980 Mazda RX-7

Some might have thought that the powertrain in this c1980 Mazda RX-7 was the powertrain of the future. It was thought that its more compact design, smoother operation, and fewer moving parts would lead to the eventual demise of the reciprocating piston design of conventional internal combustion engines. Mazda bought big into the rotary engine fad, producing a ton of them in various vehicles, start

RealRides of WNY - 1985 Continental

As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, there were Lincolns, there were Continentals, and there were Lincoln Continentals. Lincoln called this 1985 Continental “…a stylish blend of luxury, technology.” If you’re like me, you were waiting there for a third trait, or at least wondering what happened to the “and” after luxury, but this is how it went down in that y

RealRides of WNY - 1987 Continental Mark VII

Some cars just look best in black. Like this 1987 Lincoln Continental Mark VII, seen last summer in Kenmore. This one has a padded top, as well as the wire spoke aluminum wheels which were standard on the Bill Blass Mark VII and optional on the base model. The sportier Mark VII LSC wore what Lincoln called Handling Cast Aluminum wheels, and had a high-performance version of the 5.0L V-8 which put

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Corvair Monza

This 1963 Corvair Monza marked the penultimate year for the first-generation rear-engined Chevrolet compact. The convertible was one of three body styles still offered for 1963, the other two being the four-door sedan and the club coupe. There was also the Corvair Greenbrier Sports Wagon, which was really a van and probably in the Corvair lineup only due to its rear-mounted engine. This white conv

RealRides of WNY - 1988 Ford Mustang

It’s always summer somewhere. Well, not always, but certainly more often than it seems to be around here when it gets to be the middle of February. So to warm you up with good thoughts, here’s a 1988 Ford Mustang LX in Cabernet Red waiting around in Kenmore for convertible weather to revisit WNY. I’ve always thought the clean lines of these early Fox platform Mustangs were among

RealRides of WNY - 195 Ford Thunderbird

This 1955 Ford Thunderbird is seen here in a state not many two-seat T-Birds are often seen in — with naked steelies. The yellow paint on them seems a bit off when compared to the rest of the car, but it does seem to match the yellow in the trunk magnets. I kind of like this look, being so different from the many wire-wheeled examples you usually find. All it needs is a set of dog dishes. Sa

RealRides of WNY - 1993 Toyota Camry LE

This 1993 Toyota Camry LE seems to have made the trip from greater Roc-cha-cha to this resting spot in Kenmore. Going back even further in time, this wagon’s life journey began in Toyota’s Georgetown, Kentucky assembly plant, the only one churning out Toyota’s large (by Japanese standards) station wagon, for domestic as well as export sales. The first Camrys appeared for model ye

RealRides of WNY - Dodge Dakota, c1990

I give the owner of this Dodge Dakota, c1990, an “A” for humor. The “LIKE NEW” and “XTRA CLEAN” banners on the glass add to its curiosity factor. Makes one wonder, is it really for sale, and does it really have a six-banger under the hood (which, at least from this angle, looks to be the only body panel untouched by Mother Nature)? If you’re in the market

RealRides of WNY - 1972 Cadillac Eldorado

I wonder if the owner of this 1972 Cadillac Eldorado sees the irony of a continental kit on a Cadillac? At any rate, I must say that running across this one last summer in Kenmore marks the first time I’ve ever seen this setup. Hard to say if there’s really a tire inside that white hump, but if I were a betting man, I’d bet not. Anyone out there who can verify one way or t’

RealRides of WNY - 1950 Studebaker Champion

Thanks to my pal Pete Blakeslee for pointing me in the direction of this 1950 Studebaker Champion, seen a few months back in Kenmore. This one’s looking really sharp with the red rims & whitewall tires, and it’s also sporting a windshield visor, rear fender skirts, and fog lights. Sweet!—Jim Corbran, RRofWNYCheck out our Facebook page: LuvTheCheapiesThe post RealRides of WNY