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RealRides of WNY - 1975 Gran Torino

In the brochure, Ford called this 1975 Ford Gran Torinotwo-door hardtop “Our most popular Torino.”Which was a bit of a misnomer. Partway throughMY 1974, amuch more posh Gran Torino Elite model was introduced, outsellingthis lower-priced two-door in the Torino lineup by over 20,000 units. A model year later, starting MSRPs were $4,314 (Gran Torino) vs. $4,767 for the Elite (now a separa

RealRides of WNY - 1978 LTD II

This 1978 Ford LTD IIcomes to us from a very confusing point in the North American automobile-naming era. In MY 1977 Ford’s mid-sized models morphed into this LTD II, replacing the both Torino and Elite nameplates with a name usually associated with Ford’s full-sized models; while its cousin, the Mercury Montego, moved all of its cars (including four-doors and station wagons!) under th

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Cougar

Day 4 of “Not A Trailer Queen Week" This 1973 Mercury Cougaris one of only 4,449 convertibles made that year, which includes both the base Cougar and the Cougar XR-7. This one was spotted in a field in Niagara Fallsa number of years ago, missing a few parts for sure, but still far from being a basket case. This would be the final year for the pony car version of the Cougar, as for 1974 the i

RealRides of WNY - 1971 Mercury Cougar

If you were a Ford family buyer, and wanted something a little fancier than a Mustang back in the day, you might have found yourself gravitating towards something like this 1971 Mercury Cougar. This one is from the first year of the second generation Cougar, a body style that would last until the nameplate went uptown for MY 1974, becoming an intermediate and sharing a platform with Ford’s E