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RealRides of WNY - Chevrolet Sprint, c1990

Built from 1990-93, thisChevrolet Sprint CLconvertible was one of the smallest droptops available in North America at the time. This particular model was available in Canada, while in the U.S. we had the identical but differently badged Geo Metro. Both were based on Suzuki’s Forsa/Swift, as was the Pontiac Firefly — also a Canada-only model. With its light weight, small size, and thrif

RealRides of WNY - Ford Econline 300 SuperVan c1973

Ah, the 1970s van craze. Most of us either had one or wished we did (I was one of the haves). This Ford Econoline 300 SuperVan (c1973) was spotted at a recent Cruising the Q Tuesday night car show on Queen Street in Niagara Falls, Ontario. You can tell its vintage as the sliding side door wasn’t available until the 1972 models, and the 1974s were the final year for this body style. The 300 h

RealRides of WNY - 1986 Chevy Chevette

Stopped into the neighborhood Tim Hortons after last week’s Cruising the Q car show in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and there in the parking lot was this 1986 Chevy Chevette (showing only 32k miles) looking like a new car. Owner and Falls resident Ryan Smith told me he’d just bought it three weeks earlier from a dealer in Grimsby. The car was traded in years ago, and after the dealer’

RealRides of WNY - 1954 DeSoto Firedome

This 1954 DeSoto Firedome was just one of the beauties at last week’s Cruising the Q car show on Queen Street in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The Firedome was at the top of DeSoto’s lineup in 1954, equipped with a 276.1 cu. in. V-8 (thus the rear fender badge), while the cheaper Powermaster had a 250.6 cu. in. straight six under the hood. Firedomes outsold Powermasters almost three-to-one;