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RealRides of WNY - 1973 Cougar

Although the Medium Ginger vinyl interior of this 1973 Mercury CougarXR-7certainly flatters its yellow paint job, I was intrigued when I saw the name of one of the Cougar’s other interior choices: “Upbeat Stripe cloth and vinyl.”Reading further we learn the available colors are: ”black, medium blue, medium ginger, white with black, and, at slight additional cost, avocado an

RealRides of WNY - 1975 Delta 88

I have a bone to pick with the brochure writers for this 1975 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale. On page 30 they tell us “The steel roof: Such a good idea we put two of them on every ’75 Olds!”Well, maybe not every’75 Olds.(See photos above!)This was the first year of the catalytic converter, so Olds also introduced shoppers to this new emission control device: “It chemicall

RealRides of WNY - 1989 LeBaron

The writers of the 1989 Chrysler LeBaronDutch brochure opined “Sophisticated, een word, een begrip dat nauwelijks kan worden omschreven. Je hebt, of je hebt het niet.”Or as we Yanks would say, “Sophisticated, a word, a concept that can hardly be described. You either have it or you don’t.”I think most observers would agree that the LeBaron looks much moresophisticated

RealRides of WNY - 1932 Ford

Some cars just look more fun to drive than others. Like this 1932 Ford Deluxe Roadster. They sure look different without fenders, running boards, or a hood (see bottom illustration). Moving the headlights down also makes a big difference. This one certainly takes me back to the days of my youth. No, I wasn’t a hot rodder. As an adolescent I didn’t know an open-end wrench from an egg fl

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Skylark

Seems like when this 1965 Buick Skylarkwas new, GM could do no wrong. Compacts, mid-sized, full-sized — didn’t seem to matter, they were all smartly styled and well-received by the public. The Skylark was the middle nameplate for Buick’s mid-sized lineup, consisting of a two-door Thin-pillar coupe(as they called it), four-door sedan, two-door hardtop, and convertible. Glass-roofe

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