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RealRides of WNY - 1969 Torino

We came across this 1969 Ford Torino GT SportsRoofat a recent cruise night at the Urban VFW-AMVETS Post in Lancaster (maybe one of the few cruise nights we’ll see this year, sad to say). The Torino GT came standard with Ford’s 302cid V8; this one, according to the fender badge, has the optional 351. The GT was also available as a more traditionally styled two-door hardtop (below), as w

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 - 1946 Chevy

The brochure told us the 1946 Chevytruck was available in 99 different models on nine different wheelbases. For all of you technical types out there, Chevy offered features like hypoid-gear rear axles with one-piece steel banjo-type housings and straddle-mounted pinions on some models. No, I don’t know what any of that means, Lol. You can find out for yourself about these and manyother featu

RealRides of WNY - 1939 Packard

This 1939 Packard Sixis still getting a workout. Notice the kayak racks in place. In some circles these cars are referred to as the Packard One-Ten, but all of the literature I’ve seen uses the Six moniker, which differentiates it from the Eight & Twelve series of cars. One ad told us how the ’39 Packards had been voted as America’s handsomest car in an unbiased national surv

RealRides of WNY - 1949 Mercury

Years ago (and not that many, actually) if I would have posted these 1949 Mercuryphotos, I would have called it a work in progress. These days, you never know. This could be the finished product, or it could be in a pause phase while the owner takes a breather from an all-out customizing project. Either way, someone’s put a lot of time in so far. Saw this one a few years ago at a cruise nigh

RealRides of WNY - 1961 Impala

The brochure told us that the 1961 Chevrolet Impala Sport Sedanwas “…the car your ideas helped shape.”I guess that means that you — yes, YOU!— didn’t care for the flat top roofs of the 1959-60 Chevy four-door hardtops. Well, some of us (me) found ourselves wondering what the ’61 models would have looked like had GM kept the flat top look for another model

RealRides of WNY - 1968 Chevelle

Back when this 1968 Chevy Chevelle 300 Deluxewas new, you didn’t have to buy into the most expensive model line to get a two-door hardtop. Yes, you could have a pricier Malibu, or even the high-performance SS 396, but some thrifty buyers chose a 300 Deluxe Sport Coupe like this one (even thriftier buyers saved 63 bucks and drove away in a 300 Deluxe pillared coupe). Today’s RealRideis

RealRides of WNY - 1966 VW

This 1966 Volkswagen 1300hearkens back to a time when these things were seen in every neighborhood, every shopping center parking lot, and … well, everywhere! This one, spotted at a cruise night in 2014 at the Texas Road House in Tonawanda, has a few non-stock items showing (newer hubcaps, body-color rims, headlamp “eyebrows”), but it appears to be in remarkable shape for a 54-y

RealRides of WNY - 1971 Chevy pickup

The beefiness of this 1971 Chevy Fleetsidewould lead me to believe it’s a ¾-tonner, even though its fender badging seems to have gone AWOL. The Fleetside’s bed was double-walled, which Chevy told us “…gives you a truck within a truck.”They were also touting its independent front suspension which, looking at the bottom photos here, was certainly different from

RealRides of WNY - 1949 Mercury

There aren’t many days when you come across a 1949 Mercuryin stock condition. Including today! We saw this modestly customized example last summer at a Cruising-on-the-Qcruise night on Queen Street in Niagara Falls, Ontario. In case you failed chemistry in high school (hand raised!), that license plate reads “LEAD SLED,” Pbbeing the chemical symbol for element #82 (lead), and lea