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RealRides of WNY - Pontiac Grand LeMans, c1979

This Pontiac Grand LeMans, c1979, was produced during Pontiac’s revolving-door model name period, which saw the LeMans, Bonneville, and Parisienne names — with and without the “Grand” modifiers — get attached to a number of different cars. This two-toned example was seen last summer in North Tonawanda.Jim Corbran, RRofWNYGot a RealRide you'd like to see featured here?

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Pontiac Executive

The nameplate game was in full swing when this 1970 Pontiac Executive was new. Pontiac was struggling to find itself, juggling model names, seemingly without a master plan. In 1961, full-size Pontiac model names ran thusly (bottom-to-top): Catalina, Ventura, Star Chief, and Bonneville; Ventura was dropped after 1961; then Grand Prix was added at the top in 1962; in 1966 the 2+2 and Star Chief Exec

Realrides of WNY - 1963 Pontiac Star Chief

This 1963 Pontiac Star Chief, seen a few months ago in Pendleton, straddled the middle of the full-sized Pontiac line-up — it wasn’t quite as fancy as the top-line Bonneville, but it did share the Bonnie’s 123-inch wheelbase, whereas the lower-rung Catalina rode a 119-inch wheelbase which it shared with big Chevys. I realize I’m a bit simple-minded, but I always found the b