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RealRides of WNY - 1977 Monte Carlo

Came across this 1977 Chevy Monte Carlo Ssport coupe a few Junes ago at a cruise night held on the grounds of the Lt. Col. Matt L. Urban VFW-AMVETS Post 7275 in Lancaster. Over 224,000 S coupes left the factory for 1977, in addition to another 186,711 Landau Coupes. This one has the optional Landau vinyl top, but the actual Monte Carlo Landau model also had dual body-color sport mirrors, Turbine I

RealRides of WNY - 1976 Corvette

Perusing the brochure for the 1976 Chevrolet Corvette Stringray, we uncovered these heretofore unknown (to us) dealer-installed accessories which were available: Litter container (for road trips with the cat?) Tissue/litter container (for those allergic to cat litter?) Light-duty trailer hitch(for weekly grocery shopping?) Engine block heater (for when the ‘Vette is your winter beater?) We

RealRides of WNY - 1963 T-Bird

I’m sure at least oneperson who saw this 1963 Ford Thunderbird Landauback in July 2018 at a cruise night in Perryat the Charcoal Corral/Silver Lake Twin Drive-In thought to themselves “Mary Kay car?” Admittedly, the hue does look a bit like those on the pink cars given to some of Mary Kay’s top sales people, but this is actually a stock Ford factory color, Sahara Rose, and

RealRides of WNY - 1969 GTO

I’m guessing that there are more cars like this 1969 Pontiac GTOthat are now wearing dog dish hubcaps then there were back in 1969. That being said, I like the look. This one (seen a couple of summers ago at a Cruising On the Qcruise night on Queen Street in Niagara Falls, Ontario) has the optional 400cid, 366-hp Ram Air IV engine with functional hood scoops, as well as a hood-mounted tach.

RealRides of WNY - ɛ̃fini RX-7

From a block away I was pretty sure I knew what this was. As I got closer, I said to myself, “Oh, it’s a Japanese-market right-hand-drive model.” When I stood next to it I found out it wasn’t the Mazda RX-7 I had thought it was. Instead, it was a seldom-seen (in these parts) ɛ̃finiRX-7, ɛ̃fini being the upmarket brand of Mazda which sold in the home market from 1991-97 (whe

RealRides of WNY - 1953 Chevy 3100

This 1953 Chevy 3100was officially a Model 3104, a.k.a. half-ton pickup; the 3100 panel delivery was a Model 3105 (below).The brochure told us that the pickup had “…27 square feet of smooth, usable floor space unobstructed by wheel houses.”Chevy felt that things like: “Ventipanes • Right-hand push-button door lock • dual windshield wipers • and45-amp. genera

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 - 1995 Fleetwood

Perhaps this 1995 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham, seen last summer in Lewiston’s Academy Park at a weekly Friday cruise night, didn’t have the commanding footprint of the pre-downsizing 1976 model. (With an overall length of 233.7 inches, and weighing 5,357 pounds, that older Gerald Ford-era barge was — well, a barge.) The 1995 model was still the V8-packing, rear-drive luxury sedan

RealRides of WNY - 1977 Toronado

At a glance, this 1977 Oldsmobile Toronado Broughamdoesn’t seem to share much with the ground-breaking debut model which bowed for model year 1966. Yes, it still has a v-e-r-y long hood with a proportionately shorter rear deck. But this ’77 is a much bigger car — 227inches long compared to the 1966 car’s 211” length. Width increased an inch-and-a-half, but the squared

RealRides of WNY - 1951 Bel Air

According to the brochure, the 1951 Chevrolet Bel Airhad “…all the practical advantages of a permanent steel top, [with] no side posts to hinder your visibility or to block the summer breeze.”Part of the Styline De Luxe series, the Bel Air was Chevy’s first two-door hardtop, which (sort of) combined the stylishness of a convertible without the hassle of a fabric top, a bod