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RealRides of WNY - 1965 Falcon

This 1965 Ford Falcon Futurahardtop had some pretty stiff in-house competition fromthe Mustang, which was introduced in April of 1964. Roughly the same size (the Falcon was a tad longer) and offering most of the same powertrains, the Mustang’s debut didn’t bode well for Ford’s venerable compact. It did have a few advantages going for it, however. Along with the extra length, Falc

RealRides of WNY - 1953 Studebaker

This appears to be a 1953 Studebaker Champion Regal Starlight Coupe. I say appears to bebecause it seems to have the grille of a ’53 while wearing the C-pillar trim and chrome roof two-tone break-line pieces from a 1954 model. (Sometimes I think they do this to me on purpose!)We saw this nice example, from Pennsylvania, a few years ago at a Studebaker swap meet in Dunkirk, where it was in th

RealRides of WNY - 1980 El Camino

Saw this pretty well-preserved 1980 Chevy El Caminolast summer in the parking lot of a swap meet in Dunkirk. I could never understand why this body style faded from popularity here in North America. The modern-era car/truck was begun by Ford for MY 1957, and followed by Chevy for 1959. In Australia, the ute, as it’s known Down Under, was still popular well into the twenty-teens, with version

RealRides of WNY - 1956 Apache

Saw this 1956 Chevy Apache 3100pickup last summer at a Dunkirkswap meet. This was the half-ton, 114” wheelbase model; another half-ton model with a wheelbase almost ten inches longer was called 3200. There were also ¾-ton and one-ton models (3600 & 3800) that came with the longer wheelbase & bed. For the dandies of the day, there was the Cameo Carrier (bottom of page),another

RealRides of WNY - 1971 Grand Prix

The 1971 Pontiac Grand Prix Jwas in the second-last year of its ground-breaking body style which had been introduced for MY 1969. It can probably be credited with making the personal luxury coupe genre popular with the masses. It still had the v-e-r-y long hood and the short deck of the introductory model; and under that hood was a standard 400cid V8. If that wasn’t enough power for you, the

RealRides of WNY - 1974 Nova

Hard to believe that this “compact” 1974 Chevrolet Nova Customis roughly the same size as a ’55 Bel Air — which at the time was a full-sized car. How do the specs stack up? (all figures are for 2-door sedans)You can see from the table how styling can affect interior room. The '55has a four-inch longer wheelbase, with more leg room front and rear. Its boxier styling also giv

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Newport

When James Rado and Gerome Ragni wrote the opening lines to the first song in the Broadway musical Hair, they took a bit of a poetic license in proclaiming "the dawning of the age of Aquarius." Astrologists have for years called itgibberish — all of that Moon in the Seventh Houseand Jupiter aligning with Marsjazz. However, there’s no disputing the fact (using a little poetic license of

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Corona

When this 1966 Toyota Corona 1900hit the showrooms, it helpedscrawl the writing on the wall for the demise of Volkswagen’s beloved Beetle. Buyers wanting a smaller, inexpensive, reliable car would no longer have to cram their families into a 30-year-old design featuring hardly any trunk space, an inefficient heater/defroster system, and — let’s be honest — weird styling for

RealRides of WNY - 1959 Minx

Gowanda’s Steven Botsford brought his 1959 Hillman Minxto this year’s annualHarbor Cruisewhich was held at Point Gratiot Park in Dunkirk. Don’t feel bad if you didn’t know what this was when you first saw the photos. Not many made it across the pond. Those that did were left-hand drive like this one. As you can see from the dashboard layout, the designers made it pretty sim

RealRides of WNY - Imperial, c1975

This Chrysler Imperial, c1975, was seen a while back in a Dunkirkdriveway. It’s wearing a dealer badge from Cunningham Chrysler-Plymouth, which is still doing business selling the complete Mopar lineup in Edinboro, Pennsylvania. The ’75 models were the last Imperials for a while, as slow sales convinced Chrysler that the Imperial’s time had maybe come and gone. The Imperial&rsquo