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RealRides of WNY - 1958 Apache

This 1958 Chevy Apache Series 36has an 8-foot cargo bed on a wheelbase of 123-1/4 inches, putting it in the middle of Chevy’s offerings that year — there were also 6-1/2 and 9-ft beds available, with wheelbases of 114 and 135 inches respectively. The Series 36 had a GVW of 5200 lbs. and a GVRW of 6900 lbs., making it a ¾-ton pickup (give or take a few pounds). Today’s Real

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Coronet

Nice to see this 1967 Dodge Coronet 440pretty much unmolested — still wearing its factory wheel covers and a set of whitewalls. Seems like a lot of owners of these mid-century Mopars like to spice things up with after-market wheels & tires. Not that there’s anything wrong with that! This one doesthough, have a suspicious-looking set of tailpipes hanging out beneath the rear bumper.

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Volvo

This 1963 Volvo 1800 Sreally stood out from the ususal gang of suspects at one of this summer’s weekly cruise-ins in Olcott. The sun was wreaking havoc with our photography attempts, butat leastin the rear view with the sun behind usthe little Swedish sports car’s lines come through nicely. Road & Trackmagazine, in the almost identical 1964 model’s brochure, called it “

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Comet

It’s always fun to show up at a cruise night in something you can be pretty sure no one else will — like this 1965 Mercury Comet 202, seen a few years back at a weekly cruise night in Olean. This one’s sporting what I like to call the AMT 3-in-1treatment: fender skirts with flame decals, a home-made two-tone paint job in a matte finish, spinner wheel covers, and a pair of one-of-

RealRides of WNY - 1934 Ford

This 1934 Ford De Luxe Fordor Sedandiffers from many that you often see at a cruise-in/car show in that it’s still in pretty much stock condition. No aftermarket rims & tires, flashy paint, or chopped top here. Ford told us its “Roomy interior [made] it an ideal car for family use.”Today’s RealRidealso has the optional rear trunk, which made it even moreideal for family

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Lincoln

Back when this 1970 Lincoln Continentalwas new, size still mattered. In Lincoln’s own words: The body is longer. The stance is the widest on the road today. Its engine is a massive 460 cubic inch deep-breathing V-8. Yet surprisingly, an AM/FM stereo and air-conditioning were still extra-cost options on Ford’s marquee luxury automobile. They did however, offer up a mind-boggling 23 st

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 - 1961 Impala

This past week we featured a ’61 Ford, so it only seems fitting that we come back with a car which wasone of its main rivals, the 1961 Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupe. This nice-looking two-door hardtop was seen over the summer at a cruise night in Medina. From the trunk emblem we can surmise that it’s equipped with Chevy’s HI-THRIFTsix, which they told us was “the industry&rs

RealRides of WNY - 1953 Kaiser

From this angle, this 1953 Kaiser Manhattanlooks like a well-preserved survivor. When we came across it at a cruise night over the summer in Olcottthough, the sign shown here, which was at the frontof the car, told a different story. When this car left the factory in Willow Run, Michigan (previously owned by Ford), it would have had a 226.2cid inline L-head six under the hood, hooked up to either

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