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RealRides of WNY - 1964 Ford

This 1964 Ford Galaxie 500/XLis a proud member of the Ford Division’s entire lineup which was awarded that year’s Motor Trendmagazine Car of the Year Award. Ford called the 500/XL “A bucket seat dandy with a sleek, unique roof.”A roof, that we might add, was shared with the lesser non-XL model as well. All XL models (2-door hardtop and convertible) came standard with Ford&r

RealRides of WNY - 1958 Ford

This 1958 Ford Fairlane 500comes to us from a year in which the North American automobile industry wasn’t in the best of shape. A recession had hit it hard, and The Big Three approached the model year from two different directions: General Motors’ offerings were all new, and most (all?) of them were overly chrome-laden and very heavy looking (and they’d all be completely re-done

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Buick

This 1969 Buick Riviera Gran Sporthad a few pieces of standard equipment which set it apart from other Rivs: front and rear heavy-duty suspension; positive traction differential, “GS” monogram on the front fenders; “Riviera GS” badge on the instrument panel; and 8.55 x 15 white sidewall tires (H70-15 wide ovals were available at extra cost). All 1969 Rivieras had Buick&rsqu

RealRides of WNY - 1956 Buick

The brochure page for this 1956 Buick Roadmaster Rivierahighlights a few items that might have a younger, modern-day generation scratching their heads: “twin front fender bombsights, chromed bands on the trunk, the smart sweepspear…”But they were very near and dear to Buick buyers in the mid-1950s. The Roadmaster was Buick’s flagship model, available in 2- and 4-door hardt

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Chevrolet Impala

When this 1970 Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupehit the market, the Impala was a long time gone from sitting at the top of the big Chevy hierarchy, having been displaced partway through the 1965 model year by the Caprice. The Impala was still going strong though, and there were two versions of the two-door hardtop available — this Sport Coupe and a more formal-roofed version called Custom Coupe.

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Chevrolet Impala

This 1965 Chevrolet Impala, “The new standard of low-cost luxury”according to Chevy, is one of over 746,000 built with a V-8. We’re not just talking about full-sized Chevys here, that’s 746,000 V-8 Impalas! Throw in a few hundred thousand V-8 and six-equipped Biscaynes and Bel Airs, as well as almost 57,000 six-cylinder Impalas, and you’re talking some realsales numbe

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Ford Mustang

It was last summer when we came across this Tahoe Turquoise 1966 Ford Mustanghardtop not far from the RealRidesoffices inTonawanda. This one, sporting era-correct license plates, seems to be equipped with one of three optional 289 V-8 engines — a 200-hp version was an extra $104.84; the 225-hp variety went for $157.31; while two different 271-hp packages were offered: $379.19 with the GT Equ

RealRides of WNY - 1954 Nash

Day 4 of Compacts Week…When you think of compacts, of course the Rambler American comes to mind. But before the American, which debuted for model year 1958, there was this swanky 1954 Nash Rambler Country Club. With styling by the Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Pininfarina, the small Rambler did what Kaiser’s Henry J and Willys’ Aero couldn’t do — sell compact cars

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Mercury Cougar

Day 1 of Discontinued Marques Week…This 1967 Mercury Cougarwas found last June at a weekly Cruising on the QTuesday night event on Queen Street in Niagara Falls, Ontario. This was the Cougar’s first year, and it was based on Ford’s popular Mustang. Bigger, more posh, and costlier than its Ford cousin, the Cougar helped spawn the upper crust pony car category, along with Dodge&rs

RealRides of WNY - 1972 Continental Mark IV

This 1972 Continental Mark IVcomes with a pedigree. The original Continental, marketed as a LincolnContinental, was the brainchild of Edsel Ford, Henry’s son, and was sold from 1940-48 (with a break during World War II). A new car, the Continental Mark II, debuted for 1956 and only lasted for two model years (at a price of ten grand, it’s no wonder!). Things got a bit muddied-up in 195