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RealRides of WNY - 1978 LTD

Back when this 1978 Ford LTDwas new, you could still find neighborhoods full of full-size American sedans in the driveways. It also wasn’t unusual to find a blue one with a matching blue vinyl top and interior. These days… not so much on either count. This LTD was at the bottom range of a very condensed big Ford lineup (only six models), which was headed by a more-upscale LTD Landau.

RealRides of WNY - 1976 Mustang II

Trying to figure out the year of this Mustang II Mach 1isn’t easy. The fender badge says V8, which narrows it down to a 1975-1978. Although, none of the official Mach 1 illustrations I saw included the rear spoiler seen on this car (which looks more Cobra II-like); the hood scoop, of course, is a definite after-market add-on. Ford sold a butt-load of Mustang IIs from ’74-’78, but

RealRides of WNY - 1968 Torino GT

Saw this 1968 Ford Torino GTfastback last summer on Queen Street in Niagara Falls, Ontarioat one of the weekly Cruising on the Qcruise nights. Considering that Ford produced over 172,000 1968 Torinos (and over 200,000 of the similar Fairlanes) it’s surprising that you don’t see many these days — even at car shows and cruise nights. What was even more surprising (to me anyway) was

RealRides of WNY - 1968 Mercury Cougar XR-7

This 1968 Mercury Cougar XR-7 has been owned by Tonawanda’s Steve Schiefer since 1991, in which time he’s performed a total restoration. Under the hood is Ford’s 302 V8, connected to a Merc-O-Matic automatic transmission. This was Cougar’s second year, and the first for the XR-7, which Mercury touted as “The look of hand-tooled elegance.” Steve’s green har