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RealRides of WNY - 1960 Pontiac

Back in the day, here’s some of the standard equipment offered on this 1960 Pontiac Catalinaas described in the brochure: “…all chrome hardware…8:00 x 14 tubeless tires…one front and two rear ash trays…crank-operated ventipanes…instrument panel snack bar…”What??!! Instrument panel snack bar?Did it come stocked with those little liquor bot

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Dodge Coronet R/T

Wheatfieldresident and Mopar fan Jim Harviehas his own theories on why, 49 years ago, the original owner of his 1969 Dodge Coronet R/Ttraded in a 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS for the car at a Colorado dealership. “He wanted to win some races!” Harvie laughed as his Chevy friends stood nearby. The R/T came standard with Mopar’s 440-cu.in. Magnum 4-bbl V-8. It put out 375 hp, which m

RealRides of WNY - 1961 Chevrolet Impala

Some call this style 1961 Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupea bubbletop, due to its rakish, airy roofline (see an actual bubbletop below, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s legendary Beatnik Banditof 1961). The bubbletop was introduced across the line of GM’s full-sized cars for model year 1961 and continued on into 1962. The term came to fruition retroactively when a more formal roofline deb