Results for: FORD COURIER

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1956 F-100

The license plate on this 1956 Ford F-100panel truck indicates it was registered in the municipality of Soacha, which is located in the department of Cundinamarca in the north-central area of Columbia. It’s all part of the metropolitan area of Bogotá, which is where RealRidesreader Tad Ries Dziekonski photographed it back in 2017. The panel truck as a commercial choice was on its way

RealRides of WNY - 1975 Luv

If back in the ‘70s you needed a small pickup, your choices were varied. Detroit’s Big Three all offered versions of Japanese imports in which they had some sort of financial interest. Ford offered a version of a Mazda which they called Courier, Chrysler rebadged a Mitsubishi as a Dodge Ram 50/Plymouth Arrow, while General Motors was selling this 1975 Chevy Luv— which was an Isuz

RealRides of WNY - Toyota Tacoma

This little Toyota Tacoma, which we’re guessing is from 1996 or so, is one of a wave of compact pickups which reached the North American shores from Japan starting back in the 1960s. Those early Toyotas and Datsuns proved popular enough in the U.S. forAmerican manufacturersto temporarily make deals to offerrebadged versions from Mazda (Ford Courier), Mitsubishi (Dodge Ram 50/Plymouth Arrow),

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Ford Ranger

Found this 1967 Ford Ranger 100pickup poking out of a Tonawandacarport last fall. The Ranger was the new-for-1967, top-of-the-line trim level for Ford’s Styleside pickups, years before Ford’s new 1983 compact pickup would use the same moniker (replacing the Mazda-made Ford Courier). Recently, the Ranger name has been revived (again) for another smaller truck in North America, this time

RealRides of WNY - Ford Courier, c1980

This Ford Courier box truck, c1980, can be seen regularly parked behind a Tonawanda business. The Courier, manufactured by Mazda (based on their own B-Series truck), was Ford’s placeholder until they brought out their own compact pickup, the Ranger, for 1983. Although the Mazda-based Courier was available only in North America (while B-Series trucks were sold ‘round the world), the Cou