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RealRides of WNY - 1965 Falcon

This 1965 Ford Falcon Futurahardtop had some pretty stiff in-house competition fromthe Mustang, which was introduced in April of 1964. Roughly the same size (the Falcon was a tad longer) and offering most of the same powertrains, the Mustang’s debut didn’t bode well for Ford’s venerable compact. It did have a few advantages going for it, however. Along with the extra length, Falc

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Falcon

With summer right around the corner, at least calendarically, this 1964 Ford Falcon Futuramight be just what you’re looking for. We came across it a few weeks ago while bicycling through the WestSide of Buffalo. It’s wearing a couple of for salesigns, and looks like it might need a bit of work but hey, it’s a convertible! The Falcon, you may remember, especially the sportier Futu

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Cougar

This 1973 Mercury Cougar XR-7marked the marque’s final year of sharing a platform with Ford’s Mustang. This was also the final year for a Cougar convertible (below). The Mustang moved to the Pinto platform for MY 1974 and morphed into the Mustang II. Mercury decided to go in the other direction with their pony car and moved it to the mid-sized Montego platform, where it became sort of

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Ford Falcon

Day 6 of Compacts Week…This 1966 Ford Falcon Futura Sports Coupeis one of 182,669 Falcons produced that year. Sounds like a respectable number, until you look at Falcon’s debut year of 1960 when 473,841 of them left the factory. By 1966 the Falcon’s numbers had to have been hurt by the sporty Mustang, which sat in the same showroom and could be had for only $88 more than the buc

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Plymouth Barracuda

Day 5 of Discontinued Marques Week…When this 1965 Plymouth Barracuda was new, who’d-a thought that 37 years later the Plymouth name would drive off into the horizon (pun intended). The Barracuda, as you might remember, preceded the Ford Mustang into what was still the unnamed genre of automobile which would evolve into the pony car. It was heavily based on Plymouth’s compact Val

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Mercury Cougar

Day 1 of Discontinued Marques Week…This 1967 Mercury Cougarwas found last June at a weekly Cruising on the QTuesday night event on Queen Street in Niagara Falls, Ontario. This was the Cougar’s first year, and it was based on Ford’s popular Mustang. Bigger, more posh, and costlier than its Ford cousin, the Cougar helped spawn the upper crust pony car category, along with Dodge&rs

RealRides of WNY - 1997 Toyota Celica

Is it all that old? Certainly not, but when was the last time you saw a 1997 Toyota Celicaout and about? It was a car originally thought of by some automotive journalists as the Japanese answer to the Ford Mustang. But by 1997, like most small imported cars, Celicas weredriven by front-wheel-drive, andpowered by either a 1.8L (in the base ST model) or a 2.2L four (in the GT), and a far cry from th

RealRides of WNY - 1960 Ford Falcon

Hard to imagine, but this 1960 Ford Falcon evolved into the über success which was the original Mustang. While the Mustang had a much more sporty body and interior, underneath it wasn’t much more than Ford’s compact Falcon, which itself was a huge sales success, racking up over 435,000 sales in its debut year of 1960. This example, wearing non-stock tires & rims, was spotted l

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Chrysler 300

Back in the mid-sixties, especially after the introduction of Ford’s Mustang, there was a new school of automobile design commonly referred to as Long Hood, Short Deck styling. This 1966 Chrysler 300on the other hand, was more like from the school of Long Hood, Long Deck. This was a decade before downsizing became a thing, so every year the car-buying public was treated to longer, lower, and

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Plymouth 'Cuda

This 1973 Plymouth ‘Cuda was one of two versions of this car you could buy. Although both came only with V-8 power under the hood, the ‘Cuda was the more sporty-looking one of the pair, while the more formally named Barracuda might be found wearing a set of whitewalls with fake wire-wheelcovers. This was the penultimate year for Plymouth’s pony car, which never caught on as well