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RealRides of WNY #2424 ......................... 1977 Ford Thunderbird

Yesterday we talked about colors, and we’re going there again today. This 1977 Ford Thunderbirdcoupe appears to be painted in a Chamois Glow poly (a “modest extra cost”color) over Dark Brown metallic Tu-Tone with an (also optional) Autumn Maple two-piece vinyl roof. Ford’s personal luxury coupe was all-new and downsized for MY 1977, and was offered in two series: the &ldquo

RealRides of WNY #2422 ......................... 1979 Chrysler Cordoba

Just a few years before this 1979 Chrysler Cordoba Crown Coupewas produced, it seemed unlikely that Chrysler wouldever sell anything smaller than its Newports, New Yorkers, and Town & Country wagons. But a shift in the market, egged-on by rising gas prices, brought forth theirfirst less-than-full-size car — the Cordoba personal luxury coupe. We recently came across this one just down the

RealRides of WNY #2407 - 1973 Grand Am

They had the right idea when this 1973 Pontiac Grand Amwas introduced that year: grab some sales from potential buyers of European sport sedans like the BMW and Volvo maybe. And in my opinion the four-door version of the Grand Am was not too far off the mark. The two-door though, I must say, shot itself in the foot with stereotypical Detroitisms like the louvered rear side quarter windows, which w

RealRides of WNY #2396 (on the road) - 1971 Opel GT

Some of us are old enough to remember the1971 Opel GTbeing calleda miniature Corvette back in the day. And it’s still going on now, as seen below in a screen capture of a recent YouTubevideo. I, for one, never bought into it; but if you’ve got a few minutes, do a Googlesearch for Opel GT/Corvettecomparisonsand see what some others think. A handsome little car indeed it was (and still i

RealRides of WNY #2394 - 1973 Olds

This past summer, had you been in the market for a large, Gerald Ford-era automobile and were driving through Wrights Corners, you could have pulled over and checked out this 1973 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Luxury Coupewhich, according to the For Sale sign in the window, had only 75,000 miles on the odometer, so I imagine that meant that the 455cid V8 under its long hood alsohad only 75,000 miles und

RealRides of WNY #2389 - 1976 Olds 88

This 1976 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Crown Landaupretty much sums up the automotive state of affairs during the Bicentennial Era — excess malaise. The Royal Crown Landau option package included: “Stainless-steel roof bar, padded top, hood ornament, [and] color-matched wheel discs.”As you can see below, things weren’t much more understated at the competition. Padded tops, op

RealRides of WNY# 2322 - 1979 Avanti II

The sign (right)which accompanied this 1979 Avanti IIat this year’s Harbor Cruise at Point Gratiot Park in Dunkirktells us that it’s one of only 142 built that year; meanwhile, the Encyclopedia of American Carssays the figure is 195. Either way, it’s a rare beast! The original Avanti (minus the Roman numeral) was built and sold by Studebaker for model years 1963 (3,834 built) and

RealRides of WNY - 1968 AMX

Where else would you go to find a 1968 AMC AMXbut the Mopar Classic Car Show, which was held last summer at Rose City Chrysler in Welland? Lol… I suppose in a roundabout way it’s not that strange, as Chrysler didend up buying American Motors from the French car maker Renault in 1987. Although AMC offered the two-seater AMX with racing stripes, I believe the ones featured on today&rsqu

RealRides of WNY - 1977 Grand LeMans

Because ofthe missing chrome trim around the rear wheel well, I’d guess that this 1977 Pontiac Grand LeManswas wearing a pair of factory-installed fender skirts when it left the assemblyline (like the one in the brochure illustration at the right). This was the fifth and final year for GM’s Colannade styling, where Pontiac referred to their sedans as 2-door hardtop coupes, and 4-door h

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Continental Mark IV

Some might call it kitsch, while others, being more kind, may prefer garish. But either way, you’ve gotta admit this 1973 Continental Mark IVis no wallflower! The opinion of Lincoln’s brochure copywriters came right to the point: “Quite simply, the most beautiful automobile in America.”Besides that instantly-recognizable exterior styling, it also came with interior features