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RealRides of WNY - 1970 Delta 88

This 1970 Oldsmobile Delta 88is one of only 3,095 produced, and it had a starting MSRP of $3,903. The Delta 88 was Olds’ lowest-priced full-sized nameplate, and it also consisted of two- and four-door hardtops (a pillarless hardtop was a “Holiday” in Olds-speak) as well as a pillared four-door Town Sedan; the Delta 88 Custom mirrored that lineup, less the convertible, while the t

RealRides of WNY - 1968 GTX

Back when this 1968 Plymouth GTXwas new, muscle cars were still pretty popular. Plymouth sold not only two versions of the GTX (there was also a two-door hardtop) which came standard with Chrysler’s 440cid 4-bbl V8, there were also two “less fancy” Road Runners with a slightly less potent 383 4-bbl V8. Meanwhile, theHoly Grail of Mopar motors, a426cid Hemi V8, was optional on bot

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1950 Mercury

With fewer than 9,000 being produced, it’s rare these days to come across a 1950 Mercuryconvertiblelike this red one,spotted last summer just south of Vancouver, British Columbia by former WNYer, former RealRidesneighbor, and current Pennsylvania resident Rick Lapp. In Canada, Ford offered this Mercury drop-top at its Mercury-Lincoln stores, while at the same time there was a very similar co

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Catalina

Back in the day when I was a paperboy, one of my customers brought home a new 1969 Pontiac Catalina, which differed from today’s RealRideonly in the fact that it was a perfectly-chosen-for-the-times shade of Verdoro Green. Oh, and it was a two-door hardtop. My first reaction was, “love those taillights!” Second reaction was “love that color!” Upon closer inspection I

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