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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 - 1971 Trans Am

At a glance you can tell this is a 1971 Pontiac Trans Am. Yes, they were almost identical to the 1970 model, but the 455 HO identification on the hood scoop is a dead giveaway. A year earlier in 1970, the Trans Am’s power came from a 400cid, 345-hp V8, while all 1971 models had the 455cid HO (high output) V8 which was rated at 335 hp. Just to make things clear, starting with MY 1971 all manu

RealRides of WNY - 1951 Pontiac

Day 5 of “A Little Off the Top Week”While researching the 1951 Pontiac Cheiftainfor Chopped Tops Week, we came across this very car listed at a 2019 Mecum auction in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. You can see the listing here.We came across the car earlier this summer at an East Aurora Vietnam Vets monthly cruise night at the American Legion in East Aurora. Included in today’s RealRid

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Chevelle

Either this 1965 Chevy Chevelle Malibuis a work in progress, or someone’s made off with all of its chrome trim. It can still be identified as a Malibu by the placement of holes for the clips of the missing trim pieces — oh, and the ghost of a Malibu nameplate on the rear fender (bottom photo).The Malibu was still the Chevelle’s top trim line for MY 1965, with the Malibu Super Spo

RealRides of WNY - 1973 LeMans

The cover of the brochure called it “Pontiac’s sporty new mid-sized car.”But it was a bit of a stretch a few pages later, when this 1973 Pontiac LeMans Sportwas described as a “2-door Colannade Hardtop.” Yes, it did have two doors, the top was hard, and it featured GM’s new Colannade styling, but in the automotive world of the 20thcentury, a 2-door hardtop was t

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Travelall

Perhaps if they’d remained in the mainstream vehicle business, the manufacturers of this 1967 International Travelallmight be selling fleets of large, black 2020-model SUVs for the ferrying of government officials from photo op to photo op. Remember when all pols were chauffered around in luxury sedans? At some point somebody decided a mean-looking black Chevy Suburban (below) or something o

RealRides of WNY - 1971 Maverick

Sales of the 1971 Ford Maverickdidn’t quite match those of its previous, debut year of 578,914. As a matter of fact, with sales of 281,897 they were less than half the 1970 numbers. And this was with the addition of a four-door sedan! But, remember that 1971 marked the debut year for the even smaller (and less expensive) Ford Pinto, which racked up sales of 352,402 — how many of those

RealRides of WNY - 1949 Plymouth

While Ford was touting its new-for 1949 cars with lines like “Experts agree 1949 Ford is the Style Leader,”and Chevy was calling its lineup “The Most Beautiful BUY of All!,”Plymouth’s brochure copywriters could do no better than calling its cars, also all-new for 1949, “…distinctively styled.”That's just one step shy of boring and old-fashioned. Chr

RealRides of WNY - Jeep CJ-5

This Willys Jeep CJ-5, seen at the 2ndAnnual Cruisin’ at the Crossroadscar cruise at the Crossroads Christian Church in East Aurora, isfrom somewhere in the mid-1950s to 1963 (notes were taken that day, and notes were lost!). One clue is the “Willys” logo on the tailgate. Willys-Overland sold Jeep to Kaiser in 1963, so it’s no newer than that. Another clue is the dealer sti

RealRides of WNY - 1978 Ranchero

If I had a 1978 Ford Rancherolike this one, I’d want an interior like the one in the bottom photo. The auto industry hadn’t yet entered its malaise interior period, where everything turned black, tan, or gray. The exterior choices were also quite colorful. This one’s a rather tame Russett Metallic, but check the photo on the right forthe other colors; and notice in the fine print