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RealRides of WNY - 1967 F-750

Day Two of “Five Days of Big Trucks”If you ever travel the Shoreline Trail, which runs along the Niagara River from Tonawanda to Buffalo, you may have noticed this 1967 Ford F-750 dump trucksitting in a Black Rock neighborhood industrial parking lot in Buffalo. It’s been there for years and is pretty much visible only from the trail (or, of course, the parking lot!). The F-750 wa

RealRides of WNY - 1953 Pontiac

You almost never see a 1953 Pontiac Chieftain Catalinaparked on a Buffalostreet these days, and if you do the odds of it wearing a set of New Brunswick license plates are almost nil. But back in 2010 we saw just that on a Black Rock side street. If you look past the Silver Streaks which make their way over the hood & trunk, and blot out the small fins atop the rear fenders, from the rear three

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Wildcat

By the time this 1965 Buick Wildcatconvertible hit the showrooms, the nameplate was also available in a four-door sedan or hardtop, as well as the two-door hardtop as which it debuted half-way through MY 1962 (perhaps as a response to Pontiac’s popular new Grand Prix). In the ’65 brochure, Buick touted the Wildcat’s “…performance, ride, handling and all-around luxury

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Delta 88

This 1970 Oldsmobile Delta 88is one of only 3,095 produced, and it had a starting MSRP of $3,903. The Delta 88 was Olds’ lowest-priced full-sized nameplate, and it also consisted of two- and four-door hardtops (a pillarless hardtop was a “Holiday” in Olds-speak) as well as a pillared four-door Town Sedan; the Delta 88 Custom mirrored that lineup, less the convertible, while the t

RealRides of WNY - 1979 Malibu

If you’re in the mood for a disco-era downsized GM mid-size, this 1979 Chevy Malibu Classic Landauseems to be up for sale in the Black Rock neighborhood of Buffalo. Back in ’79 the Malibu was offered in a few different two-tone paint combinations, but I don’t believe this is one of them. That silver portion of the roof would have come standard with a vinyl covering on the Landau

RealRides of WNY - 1956 Fairlane

This 1956 Ford Fairlane ForDor Victoriawas spotted by RealRidesreader Howard Goldman in Buffalo, where Black Rock meets Riverside. Okay, it was inRiverside, but you could see Black Rock from the front porch. The Fordor Victoria (four-doorsto most of us) was a new entry for MY 1956. The Ford brochure told us it had “All the open-smartness of the famous Victoria, plus the added convenience of

RealRides of WNY - 1938 Ford

The RealRidesstaff (me) was among the throng of spectators at the start of this year’s Hemmings Motor News Great Racein downtown Buffalo. The day before, while out on a bicycle ride along the Niagara River path, we exited onto Niagara Street in Buffalo’s Black Rockneighborhood and came upon this 1938 Ford Club Coupe, sitting in a fast food restaurant’s parking lot. We’d see

RealRides of WNY - 1974 Mustang II

In its brochure, the 1974 Ford Mustang II Ghiawas called “A new word for small car luxury.”I assume the word they were referring to is Ghia, which was one of four models available (the others being the hardtop, 3-door 2+2, and the Mach 1) for MY 1974. It was the first year for the down-sized pony car, much to the chagrin of some Mustang fans… but obviously not all of them, as Fo

RealRides of WNY - 1988 Dodge Aries

What? A clean, surviving 1988 Dodge Aries LEsedan? In Buffalo? Considering that over 85,000 of them were built (and presumably sold, lol) it’s not totally surprising to find a few still on the road. What issurprising is to find one that’s not a total rustbucket. One clue might be the dealer sticker seen here on the trunklid. It says Stamford Dodge, and an internetsearch turned up only

RealRides of WNY - Jaguar XJ12L, c1974

(Day 5 of ImportWeek)If you wanted to arrive in style, and probably not see another car just like yours in the parking lot, one sure way to go was in this Jaguar XJ12L, c1974. The “12” in the big Jag saloon’s name came from the SOHC 5.3L V12 under its long bonnet, while the “L” indicated the longer (by four inches) wheelbase version — which by this time was the