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RealRides of WNY - 1972 Karmann-Ghia

The trunk badge on this Willow Green1972 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghiaproclaims it as a Special Edition. We couldn’t find any referenceto a K-G Special Edition on the internet, although there certainly have been cars which VW has sold over the years which fell into that category – they just weren’t badged as such (that we could find); Wolfsburg Edition comes readily to mind. It’s

RealRides of WNY - 1951 Ford F-5 COE

Day Five of “Five Days of Big Trucks”If you were paying attention, you probably noticed this 1951 Ford F-5COE lurking behind yesterday’s RealRidewhen they were both photographed at the recent Classic Wheels on Main Street Car Show in Hilton. If you’ve reallybeen paying attention you’ll remember that we also featured this truck a couple of years ago when it was at the

RealRides of WNY - 1947 Dodge COE

Day Four of “Five Days of Big Trucks”This 1947 DodgeCOE (cab-over-engine) is quitespiffy-looking. At first glance we thought the front end looked pretty streamlined, but shrugged it off as being ahead of its time; the staff (me) aren’t exactly big truck experts here at RealRides. Nosing around on the internet we discovered that this truck is wearing, in addition to the custom pai

RealRides of WNY - 1961 Mack

Day One of “Five Days of Big Trucks”A car show sponsored by the Buffalo Octagon Association (a local MG sports car club) is probably the last place you’d expect to see a 1961 Mack B-68on display, but here's one now! This one’s powered by an inline six-cylinder engine, and has pretty much spent its life here in Western New York, first at a local trucking company, and then as

RealRides of WNY - 1969 A100

The age of this 1969 Doge A100pickup was at first a bit confusing when we came across it a few weeks ago at the Toy Town Car Show in East Aurora. An info sheet in the front window told us it was a 1969 (it also said it has vintage Cragar SS mags), but the car show placard said 197?. Well, the majority rules here, as the NYS registration sticker said 1969 Dodge Pick, so that’s what we’r

RealRides of WNY - 1966 AMC DPL

Niagara Falls resident Pat Pilon seems to be giving the photographer (me) the once over as we took a few shots of his sharp 1966 AMC Ambassador DPLat last month’sCruise into Kenmoreon Delaware Avenue. Pat told us that that wild, houndstooth interior would soon be completed with the addition of the matching throw pillows shown in the magazine ad on the car’s front seat. Produced to comp

RealRides of WNY - 1968 Fury III

Saw this 1968 Plymouth Fury IIIat last month’s Classic Wheels on Main Streetevent in Hilton. It’s still wearing the very popular Avocado Greenpaint color which was really inback during a summer that historically perhaps, a lot of Americans would rather forget about. The cars though, were great IMO. And all of Chrysler Corporation’s cars that year (except the Chrysler & Imperi

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Corvair

Presenting (IMO) one of the nicest looking cars to come out of Detroit in the 1960s: a 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Monzafour-door hardtop. It was, as I recollect, the only four-door hardtop American compact on the market — and most likely the only four-door hardtop compact, period! Chevy told us that this new second-generation Corvair “…puts teeth in the term all-new!”This one&

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Bel Air

As you can see from the accompanying photo, this 1964 Chevrolet Bel Airstation wagon was purchased new in Potsdam, New York for a family vacation trip to California and back. Over the years its owners have managed to preserve the many travel decals seen on the wagon’s side windows. This RealRideis an unrestored car; the wheels obviously have been changed-out, but the car is otherwise pretty

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Fury III

This 1969 Plymouth Fury IIIsat smack dab in the middle of the full-size Plymouth lineup, between the lower-priced Fury I and Fury II, and the more expensive Sport Fury and VIP. Comparing it to other offerings from Detroit, Plymouth called the Fury III “… a car with greater glass curvature, with smooth new lines that are well defined yet soft as a Grecian urn.”Of the convertible,