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RealRides of WNY - 1979 Malibu

If you’re in the mood for a disco-era downsized GM mid-size, this 1979 Chevy Malibu Classic Landauseems to be up for sale in the Black Rock neighborhood of Buffalo. Back in ’79 the Malibu was offered in a few different two-tone paint combinations, but I don’t believe this is one of them. That silver portion of the roof would have come standard with a vinyl covering on the Landau

RealRides of WNY - 1983 Buick LeSabre

Day 6 of Buick Week…It’s not often these days that you run across one of these big GM two-doors, but there were over 22,000 of the 1983 Buick LeSabre Limitedcoupes produced for model year 1983 (plus another 6,974 Custom coupes). These downsized two-doors debuted for 1977 and continued in production until 1991. In their brochure, Buick asked (and answered) questions about the LeSabre:

RealRides of WNY - 1979 Chevy Malibu

Apparently a lot of people must be interested in this 1979 Chevy Malibu, seen a few weeks back in Hamburg, as the current owners have gone to the trouble of scrawling NOT FOR SALEon the windows. Judging from the still-intact trunklid sticker, it looks like it was originally sold out of Howell-Smutz Chevroletin Eden, a dealership in business from 1964-1990. This was the second year for General Moto

RealRides of WNY - 1986 Ford LTD Crown Victoria

Found this 1986 Ford LTD Crown Victoria in a Hamburg parking lot a couple of weekends ago. Not sure where the owner drove in from, but it was just about the only car in the lot with snow on it. This body style, introduced for model year 1979 to counter the downsizing of GM’s full-size cars for 1977, would soldier on for another year before getting a total restyle for 1988. The Crown Vic name

RealRides of WNY - 1976 Cadillac Seville

A lot of eyebrows were raised when GM’s luxury division introduced its first compact car in 1975 — and a lot of checks were written as buyers scooped them up. This 1976 Cadillac Seville, seen last week in Tonawanda, is from the car’s sophomore year, when sales almost tripled to just under 44,000 units. Many of the raised eyebrows were due to the fact that the Seville cost about t