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RealRides of WNY - 1973 Impala

When this 1973 Chevy Impalawas new, GM’s designers were most likely already working on the downsizing of their full-sized 1977 cars. But, in the meantime, the ‘73 Impala coupe was a mere two inches shorter than a 1965 Cadillac Coupe DeVille. Of course, by 1973 the Cadillac had grown another five inches. Longer, lower, and wider was goingto come to a screeching halt! For MY 1973, the bi

RealRides of WNY - 1960 Chevy Nomad

For years Chevy had this thing about naming their station wagons. It was often a mix of regular model names, like the Two-Ten or Bel Air, with modifiers tacked on, like Handyman for the six-passenger and Townsman for the nine-passenger models. The top-line two-door Nomad arrived for 1955 and lasted two more years. In 1958, all the wagon names changed — Nomad was now an Impala-like four-door,

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Plymouth Fury III

One more from Mopar; this time a 1966 Plymouth Fury III four-door sedan (only 46,505 made), owned by Ray Catanesi of Newfane, and seen at this past summer’s car show at St. Mary’s High School in Lancaster. The Fury III was Plymouth’s equivalent to Chevy’s Impala and Ford’s Galaxie 500 — all top-rung cars which were knocked down a peg by the “affordable lux

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Ford LTD

This 1970 Ford LTD, seen a while back in South Buffalo, is from an era when Ford, Chevy, and Plymouth were trying to lure buyers from going upscale to fancier models like Mercury, Oldsmobile, and Chrysler. They did so by tarting-up their bread-and-butter brands Galaxie, Impala, and Fury, and churning out LTDs, Caprices, and VIPs. It was a brilliant marketing ploy which really blurred the line betw