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RealRides of WNY - 1969 Shelby GT350

Came across this Shelby GT350at the 2015 Buffalo History Museumcar show. Based on Ford’s Mustang, the Shelby was available in both convertible and SportsRoof (fastback coupe) models, as well as in GT350 and GT500 guises. As you can imagine, the numerical difference refers mostly to the drivetrain — this GT350 came standard with a Ram-Air 351cid V8 rated at 290 hp, while the 500 had the

RealRides of WNY - 1958 Citation

Apologies for the quality of this photo, which features a 1958 Edsel Citation, seen back in 1988 at the 19thInternational Edsel Club Rally, which was held at the Four Points Sheraton on Walden Avenue next to the Galleria Mall in Cheektowaga. The Sheraton became the Millennium Hotel & Resort on May 1, 2005. The 51stannual Edsel Club Rally will be held this year July 22-25 in East Peoria, Illino

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Electra 225

When this 1970 Buick Electra 225was new, one of the advertising slogans of the Flint manufacturer was “Something to believe in.”Size still mattered in 1970, and in one of their ads Buick touted the Electra 225’s 455 cubic inch 4-bbl V-8, and alsothe fact that “Its wheelbase measures a full 127 inches.” “Okay Jim, how does that translate into 2020 numbers?”

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Catalina

One of the first things that caught my eye on this 1966 Pontiac Catalinawere the seldom-seen (these days) Custom Spinner Wheelcovers. These are from the ’67-’68 models — there wasa spinner version offered in ’66, but this isn’t the one shown in the catalog (see example bottom left).You dosee a lot of big Pontiacs from this era shod in the eight-lug Aluminum Drums with

RealRides of WNY - 1972 Eldorado

Unless you’re driving a black car (and what are the odds, Lol) it’s not likely that the interior color of your daily driver comes close to matching itsexterior’s paint job. Back when this 1972 Cadillac Eldoradowas new however, it wasn’t all that unusual to see. Still Cadillac’s only front-drive model, the Eldorado was powered by an 8.7L V8, which Cadillac boasted was

RealRides of WNY - 1972 Lotus

What to do back in the day when all of your friends were driving Triumphs and MGs? The 1972 Lotus Elan Sprintdefinitely cost more (with an MSRP of over six grand while a new MGB could be had for around $2,700), but it was much rarer, with only about 1,353 being built from 1970-73. Some years ago, the editors of the late Sports Car Internationalmagazine named the Elan number six on its list of top

RealRides of WNY - 1958 Edsel

Let me explain this 1958 Edsel Pacerconvertible photograph. It was taken back in the late 1970s, as a slide. I came across it last year while going through the archives (also known as cleaning up some stuff that’d been lying around untouched for decades). Wanting to digitize these slides, I bought… ta-da! — a slide digitizer! Unfortunately, it totally reverses the color spectrum

RealRides of WNY - 1968 Chevelle

This 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibuwas spotted a long way from where it was first purchased —Ruwart-McKinnon Chevrolet in Denver. We saw it last summer on the streets of beautiful downtown Olcottduring the gigantic annual Olcott Beach Car Show. The Malibu was the top model in the completely restyled Chevelle lineup for 1968. The convertible bragged of a glass rear window (remember those drea

RealRides of WNY - 1971 Grand Ville

Day 7 of “Not A Trailer Queen Week"It was touted as “…a new car—unlike any Pontiac that’s ever come before it.”Not sure if they hit the nail on the head with that, but it wasa new model — the Pontiac Grand Ville for 1971. “A completely new Pontiac that never existed before.”Whoa, Pontiac. Reign it in a bit! From a block away — maybe even

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Cougar

Day 4 of “Not A Trailer Queen Week" This 1973 Mercury Cougaris one of only 4,449 convertibles made that year, which includes both the base Cougar and the Cougar XR-7. This one was spotted in a field in Niagara Fallsa number of years ago, missing a few parts for sure, but still far from being a basket case. This would be the final year for the pony car version of the Cougar, as for 1974 the i