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RealRides of WNY - 1960 Falcon

What more can be said of the 1960 Ford Falcon? In this, its debut year, with sales of 435,676 it whupped the domestic competition: Chevy Corvair (249,277); Rambler American (117,609); Studebaker Lark (127,715); and Chrysler’s Valiant (194,292). Of course, there’s always somethingelse that can be said, or we wouldn’t be here. One Swedish magazine ad told us “Falcon 1960 - en

RealRides of WNY - 1962 Chevy II

The 1962 Chevy II 100was the low-end entry in Chevy’s new compact lineup. It was much more conventional than the rear-engined Corvair; and it looked much more like what American car buyers were used to. Chevy called it “The new one you can take complete pride in owning!”The Chevy II came standard with either a 90-hp Super-Thrift 153cid inline four, or a 120-hp Hi-Thrift 194cid in

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Chevy Nova

If you were in the market for an American compact 47 years ago, there’s a good chance you ended up with one of these: a 1970 Chevrolet Nova — Chevy sold over a quarter-million of them. This was the third year for the second-generation Nova, which began life in 1962 as the Chevy II, with the Nova nameplate being its top-of-the-line offering. Those first cars were offered in a full line-

RealRides of WNY - 1959 Studebaker Lark

You have to hand it to automotive stylists, and what they can manage to turn out using a six-year-old design. It’s amazing how new fenders, doors, trunk, and hood — along with different bumpers, grille, and trim, can somehow make this 1959 Studebaker Lark look (almost) nothing like the ’53 Commander/Champion it was based on. Saw this one over the summer in Newstead.— Jim Co