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RealRides of WNY - 1964 Comet

The two-door hardtop wasn’t new to the lineup, but its model name was, for the 1964 Mercury Comet was the first to wear the Caliente badge, which we all know is Spanish for “hot.” Previous pillarless Comets were part of the Comet Custom and Comet S-22 lineups. For MY 1964, Comet model names were changed to 202, 404, andCaliente, except for the wagons which were Villager or Custom

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Falcon

This 1965 Ford Falcon Futurahardtop had some pretty stiff in-house competition fromthe Mustang, which was introduced in April of 1964. Roughly the same size (the Falcon was a tad longer) and offering most of the same powertrains, the Mustang’s debut didn’t bode well for Ford’s venerable compact. It did have a few advantages going for it, however. Along with the extra length, Falc

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Shelby GT 350

By the time this 1967 Shelby GT 350hit the market, probably every neighborhood in the USA had at least one Mustang parked in the driveway, so this was a way to stand apart from the herd, if you will. Shelby American was started in 1962 by Carroll Shelby, a race car driver and automotive designer from Texas. Before converting Ford’s Mustangs into Shelbys, he was selling the Shelby Cobra &mdas

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Comet

Imagine for a moment that you’re a woman, car shopping in the fall of 1966. The manufacturers are rolling out next year’s models, and one in particular catches your eye as you’re walking through a local showroom. Asking the salesman for some information (and in 1966 it was most likely a salesMAN), he hands you a glossy brochure. And as you glance down at it you notice on the cove

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 - 1966 Ford Galaxie 500/XL

Some days you can follow an old car only so far waiting for it to park somewhere so you can take a photo. Luckily the driver of this 1966 Ford Galaxie 500/XL had to stop for a red light before turning off in the direction I wasn’theaded in, so I could snap this pic. Nice use of the turn signal! The 500XL was knocked down a peg in Ford’s 1966 pecking order with the advent of Ford’

THE AVANTI BUG BITES AGAIN — 1963 Studebaker Avanti

THE AVANTI BUG BITES AGAIN— 1963 Studebaker Avantiby Jim Corbran While visiting Lockport’s Don Kaufman and his 1963 Studebaker Avanti, he showed me a quotation in an old piece of literature which read “Once the Avanti bug bites, it bites hard!”What it doesn’t mention is that sometimes it can be decades in between bites. Kaufman has had this one for about 10 years now

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Ford Fairlane 500 Sports Coupe

Hard to imagine with all the rounded-off shapes of today’s cars that there was a period of time when they were very square. A prime example is this 1965 Ford Fairlane 500 Sports Coupe, seen last summer at the annual car show held in the Village of Allegany. The Sports Coupe was the top-of-the-line Fairlane in ’65; this one has the optional 289 V8, as well as the $45.80 wire wheel cover

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Mustang 2+2

It’s not often these days that you come across a 1965 Ford Mustang 2+2 that looks showroom stock, but here’s one we found last year in Lancaster, complete with whitewalls and simulated knock-off wheel covers. The badge on the front fender indicates an optional V-8 engine, which means it’s either the 260 cu. in., 200 hp Challenger, or one of two different 289s — one had 225