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RealRides of WNY - 1995 Pontiac Firebird

Day Five of Black & White WeekIt’s always summer someplace, only not right here right now. But it was when we spotted this 1995 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am in the church parking lot near RealRides’ Tonawanda HQ one Sunday morning. Firebirds in general were still pretty zoomy-looking in 1995, although the pony car fad had pretty much faded by then. Pontiac’s entry in the corral

RealRides of WNY - 1985 Maserati Biturbo

Day Four of Black & White WeekTrying to remember the last time I saw a 1985 Maserati Biturbo in my travels, like this one which I’ve been passing for a while now in Tonawanda. I think the answer is probably never, unless you count car shows or Italian movies. In case you’re wondering, I’ve been told that the correct pronunciation is BEE-turbo, not the seemingly more obvious B

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Chevy C-10

Day Three of Black & White WeekHere’s another entry into the “When Pickups Were Trucks and Not Status Symbols” log book: a 1964 Chevrolet C-10 Stepside, seen a few weeks ago in Tonawanda. You can tell from the advertising material that most of these trucks spent their days at work. Here’s just a few of the features touted in that year’s brochure: Two-Stage Rear Su

RealRides of WNY - 1960 Mercury Monterey

Day One of Black & White WeekWith an MSRP $2,631 this 1960 Mercury Monterey was the least-expensive big Merc in the showroom, Actually, it was the cheapest Mercury, period! What, you say? Wasn’t the compact Comet introduced for model year 1960? Yes, car buff, it was. But Ford chose not to put the Mercury nameplate on the Comet, or in any of its advertising material, until the 1962 models

RealRides of WNY - 1959 GMC 100

We turned the clock back an hour over the weekend, so I thought we’d also turn the calendar back all this week to this past summer’s car shows This 1959 GMC 100 Fleetside was spotted last August at one of the weekly car show at Tonawanda’s Texas Roadhouse. By this point the straight-sided Fleetside pickups were becoming much more popular than the Stepside version with its straigh

RealRides of WNY - 1938 Cadillac Series Sixty

This 1938 Cadillac Series Sixty is owned by RealRides reader Jim Greco of Tonawanda, and is all-original including the paint. It’s equipped with a 346CID V8 and weighs in at 4,254 pounds. Look for it around town at car various shows (it’s pictured here at the 2013 Buffalo History Museum show), and keep your eyes open for it in the new Marshall movie, which was filmed partly in Buffalo.

RealRides of WNY - 1979 Pontiac Bonneville

What would a week of the 1970s be without at least one downsized GM model? Here’s a 1979 Pontiac Bonneville Brougham (which seems to be missing the Brougham emblem), looking every part the Disco-era car with its padded landau-style roof, fender skirts, and enough chrome to blind Russian cosmonauts. Pontiac’s standard V8 was advertised as being a 301 CID (4.9L) engine, even though when

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Olds Delta 88

Some cars of the 1970s (this week’s featured decade) were a little more glamorous — like this 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale. Landing right around the middle of the full-size Olds lineup, the Royale came standard with Olds’ Rocket 350 V8 with a 2-bbl carburetor. If you felt that was too puny to move a 4,300-pound car, you could opt for the Rocket 455 V8 and a set of dual exhaust

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Plymouth Valiant

Cars in the 1970s, which we’ll be featuring all this week, didn’t get much more basic than this 1973 Plymouth Valiant. Standard equipment was Chrysler’s famous 198-cu. in. Slant Six engine and a column-mounted three-speed manual transmission (for a little extra you could get it on the floor). This one, seen last week in Tonawanda, is a little fancier with the Custom Exterior Grou

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Chevrolet Impala

There’s not much more that can be said about a 1966 Chevrolet Impala that you haven’t already heard. Over 800,000 were produced, meaning that if you, your parents, or your grandparents didn’t own one, you probably grew up in another country! Available in all the full-size body styles except two-door sedan (reserved for Bel Air and Biscayne only), in six- or eight-cylinder models,