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RealRides of WNY - 1971 Pontiac Trans Am

We’re going to let Cheektowaga’s Steve Halasz describe this himself: My car is an all stock 1971 Pontiac Trans Am I’ve owned for the last 41 years. It has a 455 and a four-speed. I bought it two weeks after I turned 18 and beat the crap out of it year-round for the next five years. Took it off the road to restore it and spent the next 25 years trying to kill myself on Japanese bi

RealRides of WNY - 1968 Buick Special Deluxe

Speaking of cars not that old which you rarely see anymore, here’s a 1968 Buick Special Deluxe, seen in the spectators’ lot at last year’s All-Buick Car Show at Cheektowaga Town Park. Buick certainly produced a lot of them, but it seems like most of the cars which were saved from this era are the two-door models. Now that prices are rising on these cars, four-door versions are ge

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Pontiac GTO

Today’s featured car is a 1970 Pontiac GTO, which was ordered new in September 1969 from Jim Culligan Pontiac by current owner and RealRides reader Bill Knoof of Cheektowaga. Under the hood is a Ram-Air III 400CID, 366-hp engine, which is connected to a Hurst 4-speed shifter. This 47-year-old beauty has just 66599 showing on the odometer. Thanks, Bill, for sharing it with us!Jim Corbran, RRo

RealRides of WNY - Mercury Tracer

A few weeks back we featured a Ford Escort wagon from the nineties, which brought a request. So in our never-ending aim to please, here’s a Mercury Tracer wagon from that same era — 1991-99. The front grille design on this one, seen a few weeks ago in Cheektowaga, indicates a 1992-96 model. Other than the grilles, wheel covers (not these though, which are aftermarkets), and badging, th

RealRides of WNY - 1977 Olds Toronado

Looking at this 1977 Oldsmobile Toronado Brougham, it would appear that stylists took a 180° turn from the first-generation models, which when introduced for MY 1966 were unlike anything else coming out of Detroit. The Toronado was the first mass-produced American car with front-wheel-drive since the Cord of the 1930s. The swoopy-looking first generation cars gave way to this more boxy look be

RealRides of WNY - 1972 Datsun 510

When I think back to some of the cars I bought in the 1970s it makes me cry. For less money than my brand-spanking-new 1974 Pinto Runabout I probably could have had something like this 1972 Datsun 510, which is now enjoying cult status. This yellow four-door, seen recently in Cheektowaga, is probably pretty rare these days. Do a Google search for the 510 and (except for old factory photos) you&rsq