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RealRides of WNY #2292 - 1988 Bronco II

From the Blue Oval's portfolio of unimaginative model names (Mustang II, 1974; LTD II, 1977) comes this 1988 Ford Bronco II. Like the others we mentioned, it was a downsizing of a previous model. It debuted for model year 1984 and was sold through 1990. (There were years where both the Bronco II and the full-size Bronco were both available.) The Bronco II was much closer in size to the original Br

RealRides of WNY #2271 - 1950 Plymouth

When I spotted this 1950 Plymouth Special DeLuxeat the recently held car & bike show put on by the Depew High School Academy of Finance in the Village of Depew, I made a bee-line over there to take these pictures before it got away. You just don’t see many Mopars from the early fifties these days. From here it looks like a factory two-tone paint job of Mexico Red over Peru Gray. Striking

RealRides of WNY - 1991 LeBaron

If you’ve been attending local cruise nights and car shows for the past few years, undoubtedly you’ve come across the 1991 Chrysler LeBaronbelonging to Sloan’s Johnathan Rogers. It might be said that Johnathan has a bit of a thingfor Marilyn Monroe… but we’re just guessing, Lol… It’s most likely the only LeBaron in WNY (anywhere?) with Lambo doors. The M

RealRides of WNY - 1978 Mustang

We made mention earlier this week of Ford’s Pinto-based pony cars, so why not feature one here — a 1978 Ford Mustang Cobra II. Well, at least that’s what it started out as back in 1978. When we ran across it at the 2017 Polish Falcons Super Cruise in Depew, it was sporting a sign which described it as a King Cobra clone. King Cobras came with an array of spoilers and chassis upgr

RealRides of WNY - 1972 Torino

This 1972 Ford Gran Torino Sportis finished in a very period-looking scolor, which Ford unimaginatively named “Dark Green.” It seems that the creative budget was trimmed for MY 1972, as Ford offered 33 different paint colors with only a couple, #3F Grabber Blue and #9C Creamy White, showing any kind of a descriptive effort at all. One color, available only on the Pinto, was #5L Tan. Do

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 - 1987 Caprice

This 1987 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Broughamhas a name almost as long as its lineage. The full-sized ’87 Chevys were still using the same basic design that was introduced when the big cars were first downsized for MY 1977 — and they’d hang around until the new jelly bean-shaped 1991 models would bow. Chevy called this Caprice Classic Brougham “The ultimate Caprice. With all

RealRides of WNY - 1955 Ninety-Eight

It’s pretty evident from thephotograph at the top of the page that the nine-inch overall length increase enjoyed by this 1955 Oldsmobile Ninety-EightHoliday Coupe over its less-expensive 88 and Super 88 counterparts is mostly in the rear end. The wheelbase is four inches longer, but that trunk seems to go on forever! Olds described the Ninety-Eight lineup as “Spectacular,”telling

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Pontiac Grand Ville

Yea, all these years later we’re still trying to figure out why Pontiac decided to supersede the Bonneville in model year 1971 with a higher-up nameplate. But they did, and this 1973 Grand Villeis just one example of the car which Pontiac at the time advertised as its most luxurious full-sized car. For some reason they had a change of heart and dropped the Grand Ville after just five model y

RealRides of WNY - 1948 Chevy

This 1948 Chevy Fleetmasterwas spotted recently by my sister Pat(everybody wants to get into the act! Lol…) during a recent shopping excursion in the Eastern Suburbs. Before you ask, yes, this car is older than either of us! And it answers the question “What do owners of 70-year-old custom cars do with them when they’re not at cruise nights?” They take them shopping, of co