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RealRides of WNY - 1973 Ford Ranchero

This 1973 Ford Ranchero 500was advertised as “The pickup car.”Not sure how a line like that would go over these days (we’re looking at you, Coca-Cola and Delta airlines!), but 46 years ago it meant “…the style, maneuverability, power, ride and comfort of a car—plus the toughness and load-carrying ability of a pickup.”Standard under the hood was Ford&rsquo

RealRides of WNY - 1953 Willys Jeep

No, this isn’t a military parade, but instead is the annual Canal Fest Parade, held each summer in the Twin Cities of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda. As you can see from the sign, this is a 1953 Willys Jeep, model M38A1. This particular model was in production from 1952-71, and they were equipped with inline four-cylinder engines and three-speed manual transmissions. Total production came to

RealRides of WNY - 1975 Buick LeSabre Custom

Always nice to be reminded at this time of year that yes, we do have a summer around here. Here’s a 1975 Buick LeSabre Custom, seen passing the RealRides reviewing stand during last summer’s Canal Fest Parade on the Tonawanda side. This was the final year for the big Buick convertible, as the feds had the auto industry running scared about rollover safety concerns, and most manufacture