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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 - 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,

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Corvair

Came across this 1964 Chrevrolet Corvair Monzaback in 2004 parked in the lot of a Wheatfieldrestoration shop. This would be the final year for the first-generation air-cooled, rear-engine compact from Detroit. Model year 1965 would see a complete do-over, including the loss of the pillared coupes and sedans, which were replaced with two- and four-door hardtop body styles (the latter which was the

RealRides of WNY - 1958 Impala

There’s your Tri-Five fans, and then there’s the folks who are more partial to the two model years which followed. Personally, I’m in the group which would prefer this 1958 Chevrolet Impalato the 1959 model. Perhaps because it’s (IMO) somewhat the underdog to the Bat Wing Chevys which followed. You don’t see many at car shows/cruise nights, but we came across this one

RealRides of WNY - 1960 T-Bird

You don’t see many Square Birdsout in the wild; and few of them seem to be convertibles and almost none are ever in Moroccan Ivory like this one, seen earlier this year in Youngstown. The1960 Ford Thunderbirdwas the third and final year for this styling cycle, as the new Bullet Birdswould start their three-year run for MY 1961. This color was a T-Bird exclusive for 1960; the closest thing to

RealRides of WNY - 1987 Alliance

If the first thing you thought of was Lucille Ball when you read that this 1987 Renault Alliancewas spotted in Celeron, ten points to you! Celeron of course is the suburb of Jamestown where Lucy, her mother, and young brother Fred lived after the death of her father while they were living in Michigan. Lucy’s maternal grandmother lived in Celeron and helped raise the Ball children (at the tim

RealRides of WNY - 1991 Figaro

Before retro cars from Chrysler (PT Cruiser), Chevy (HHR), Volkswagen (New Beetle), Ford (2002 two-seater T-Bird), and the 2001 Mini & 2007 Fiat 500 came along, there was this 1991 Nissan Figaro— a small (reallysmall) convertible manufactured for one year and sold only in the home market of Japan. The Figaro’s design hearkens back to some other roll-top convertibles of the 1950s, l

RealRides of WNY - 1968 Cadillac

The brochure said the 1968 Cadillac DeVillewas “…youthful in appearance… agile in performance… and widely diversified in the choice of its interior selections, options and accessories.”Those interior selections included eleven different extra-cost leather colors for the convertible model, as well five different top colors. New for 1968 were: the grille texture whic

RealRides of WNY - 1958 Edsel

We spotted this 1958 Edsel Citationyears ago at an Edsel owners’ meet held in the parking lot of a Cheektowagahotel. I don’t imagineit won any awards (lol), but I’m sure it garnered a lot of attention. Hard to tell from this photo, but the Citation was the top-of-the-line Edsel in 1958 (and only for1958, as things went south pretty quickly for the whole Edsel lineup). I’ve

RealRides of WNY - 1964 T-Bird

There seem to be quite a few examples of the 1964 Ford Thunderbirdroaming around WNY. This one, seen a few weeks ago in a Tonawandaparking lot, is in triple black, and features a set of wire wheels (not wire wheel covers) which were a $415.20 option back in the day — a cost which included a set of whitewall tires. Surprisingly, whitewalls were an option on all1964 T-Birds ($42.10). I can&rsq