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RealRides of WNY #2804 - 1978 Mercury

It’s not uncommon at a car show to see a car much older than its owner, but it's not often a car from the disco era. In my experiences it’s usually along the lines of a car from the 1930s or 1940s owned by someone born in the 1950s or 1960s. So it bodes well for the hobby to have met Buffalo’s Matthew Cehulic at this year’s Toy Town Car Showin East Aurora, who was there wit

RealRides of WNY #2398 - 1963 Pontiac

It was only the third year in for the nameplate, but already the 1963 Pontiac Tempest LeManswas growing in size. The Tempest lineup debuted for model year 1961 along with the Buick Special and Oldsmobile F-85, and as soon as they did they were dubbed senior compactsas they were bigger than the Ford Falcon, Chevy Corvair, and Chrysler Corporation’s Valiant, which were all true compacts. The t

RealRides of WNY #2375 - 1965 Imperial

I’m sure I’m not the only out there who, whenever he sees a 1965 Imperial Crownlike this one, thinks of two classic old television shows: The Green Hornetand The Beverly Hillbillies. Black Beauty was the Green Hornet’s ride, a heavily customized similar 1966 Imperial, done-up proper by west coast customizer Dean Jeffries. On The Beverly Hillbillies, next-door neighbor/Clampetts&r

RealRides of WNY #2342 - 1975 Fiat

Today marks the first appearance of a 1975 Fiat 128 Sport L Coupeon the RealRidespages. We came across it at this year’s Toy Town Car Show in East Aurora. A separate badge on the rear (1300) refers to the car’s 1290cc transversely mounted SOHC inline four, which drives the front wheels via a floor-mounted four-speed transmission. It’s owned by Chaffee’s Owen Stacey, who is

RealRides of WNY #2273 - 1948 Jeep

In case there was any doubt about just what this 1948 Jeeptruck was when you saw it, it’s spelled out right there on the hood badge (inset).Popular with returning WWII GIs, the Jeep made for a fun second car for many, but Willys-Overland recognized the fact that they needed more than the venerable old war Jeep to keep their books in the black. The 1947 brochure photo below shows many variati

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Fury III

This just might be the bluest1969 Plymouth Fury IIII’ve ever come across. The question I have is, factory paint or not? Looking at the ’69 Plymouth color choices I see three different blues: Ice Blue, Blue Fire, and Jamaica Blue. If you’re going to force me to pick one, I’m going with the Jamaica Blue. See the complete color chart at the bottom of the page and decide for yo

RealRides of WNY - 1960 Edsel

It almost seems like you’re more likely to see an Edsel these days than you’d have been back when they were new. But, how often is it one from their final year of production? This 1960 Edsel Rangeris one of only 1,288 four-door sedans produced that year, out of a total of just 2,846 1960 Edsels. Other body styles (all in the Ranger series) were: convertible (76 built), two-door sedan (

RealRides of WNY - 1955 Cadillac

Brochure writers called the 1955 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan“…truly one of the finest family cars on the road today.”And unless you were financially able to opt for one of Cadillac’s pricier four-door models — like the 60 Special or the Series Seventy-Five eight-passenger sedan or limousine — the Series 62 was your only other choice. A year later you could also ha

RealRides of WNY - 1988 Corsica

One brochure called it “A new kind of sport sedan, with world-class aerodynamics wrapped around family-class roominess.”The 1988 Chevrolet Corsicawas named Family Car of the Year for Families with Young Childrenby Family Circlemagazine. So where are they all now? As with most family-type cars, they were likely driven into the ground and towed to the scrap heap. Yet a few, like today&rs

RealRides of WNY - 1969 A100

The age of this 1969 Doge A100pickup was at first a bit confusing when we came across it a few weeks ago at the Toy Town Car Show in East Aurora. An info sheet in the front window told us it was a 1969 (it also said it has vintage Cragar SS mags), but the car show placard said 197?. Well, the majority rules here, as the NYS registration sticker said 1969 Dodge Pick, so that’s what we’r