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RealRides of WNY - 1986 Dodge 600

This 1986 Dodge 600was a big improvement over the previous Dodge 400 model. How much of an improvement was it? About 200 worth! Lol… The 400 was a more luxurious version of the Dodge Aries K-car, and was introduced in 1982. The 600 actually wasan improvement, all joking aside, introduced for MY 1983 in four-door sedan form with a longer wheelbase and much nicer trim. The convertible was add

RealRides of WNY - 1967 GTO

It was a car of song and of many a performance car fans’ dreams — and this version, a 1967 Pontiac GTO, was seen a few summers back at a car show in Wheatfieldat the Frontier Fire Hall. This one is looking resplendent in its Regimental Red paint job and contrasting black vinyl interior. The rims look to be aftermarket, but don’t take away from the looks of the car at all. Pontiac

RealRides of WNY - 1971 Corvette

This 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingrayconvertible is sporting the optional removable hard top. It’s definitely an unusual look, seldom seen these days (by me, at least). This one is even moreunusual, as the brochure says that the top wasavailable with a black vinyl covering, and this one is white, offsetting (what I believe to be) its Marlboro Maroon body color. Has the black vinyl faded comp

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Fury III

This 1970 Plymouth Fury IIIis representative of the marque’s second year of what Chrysler called Fuselage Styling(wide in the middle and narrowing at the top and bottom). At the time, Plymouth told us that “Today’s look is more than just bell bottoms and sideburns. It’s a whole attitude.”The three gentlemen in the brochure photo (below)of a car very much like today&rs

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Falcon

With summer right around the corner, at least calendarically, this 1964 Ford Falcon Futuramight be just what you’re looking for. We came across it a few weeks ago while bicycling through the WestSide of Buffalo. It’s wearing a couple of for salesigns, and looks like it might need a bit of work but hey, it’s a convertible! The Falcon, you may remember, especially the sportier Futu

RealRides of WNY- 1986 560 SL

One big difference between the German and U.S. versions of the 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL is spelled out in the brochure: “In die Leuchteinheiten sind Halogenscheinwerfer mit asymmetrischem Alllicht und integrierten großflächigen Blinkern integriert.” Oh, sorry. That’s the German brochure. It’s explaining the German/Euro versions’ asymmetrical halogen headli

RealRides of WNY - 1964 500/XL

One of my favorite features of this 1964 Ford Galaxie 500/XLis what Ford described in that year’s Buyer’s Digest as “chrome-trimmed, shell-like front bucket seats.”A photo caption went on to refer to them as“body-hugging bucket seats à la Thunderbird.”The ’64 big Fords continued the tradition of carrying over the previous year’s dashboard, whi

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Cadillac

What you cansee in this photo, taken last week in Tonawanda, is a 1964 Cadillac De Ville, cruising through town with the top down. What you can’tsee here, are the snowflakes which were falling that afternoon. Snow? In May? Eh, not the first time! I’m trying to imagine the story here. A test to see just how efficient the heater is? Airing-out the interior after a winter in storage? Tire

RealRides of WNY - 1994 Cutlass

The people who put together the brochure for the 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supremeconvertible, if nothing else, sure had a lot of moxie. Right there on page three, alongside a listing of the Olds ragtop’s specs, is a chart comparing it to the BMW 325i and Saab 900 Turbo — which Olds labels a “Sport-Luxury Convertible Comparison.” Call me pessimistic, but I highly doubt that m

RealRides of WNY - 1978 450 SL

There are probably a few of you out there throwing up your hands right now, saying “Git ridda those whitewalls!” Regular readers of this space already know that we approve of the rubber choice on this 1978 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL. We also give a big thumbs-up to the color combinatioin here, which appears to be Nickel Green with what looks like Beige leather. We saw this RealRidelast summe