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RealRides of WNY - 1971 Gremlin

Another blast from the past is this 1971 AMC Gremlin X, which we saw nine years ago in a North Buffaloparking lot. Introduced (some would say ironically) on April 1, 1970, American Motors called it “…the first American car to break through the subcompact barrier.”One reason AMC was early to the game is because it was much quicker to make a smaller car by cutting the back half of

RealRides of WNY - 1976 Vega

Yes, it was unusual to find a 1976 Chevrolet Vegaat last Saturday’s Fall Fest Car Cruiseheld at Genesee Community College in Batavia. Not that they were rare cars (over 150,000 ’76 models were sold), but it seems that not many were saved (some wiseacres might opine that not many lasted). In 1976, Chevy introduced the smaller, cheaper Chevette (and moved almost 188,000 of them out the d

RealRides of WNY - 1978 Ford Mustang

They’ve certainly had their share of detractors over the years, but sales numbers don’t lie. This 1978 Ford Mustang IIis one of over 190,000 of the small pony cars which Ford delivered that year. Introduced for model year 1974, the Pinto-based Mustang II, available in coupe form as well as this hatchback, sold almost 386,000 units. Compare that to just under 125,000 1973 Mustangs &mdas

RealRides of WNY - 1974 Mustang II

In its brochure, the 1974 Ford Mustang II Ghiawas called “A new word for small car luxury.”I assume the word they were referring to is Ghia, which was one of four models available (the others being the hardtop, 3-door 2+2, and the Mach 1) for MY 1974. It was the first year for the down-sized pony car, much to the chagrin of some Mustang fans… but obviously not all of them, as Fo

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Ford Mustang

My daughter Katie came across this 1973 Ford Mustang in Williamsville last week. It was the final year for the big Mustang, before transforming into the Pinto-based Mustang II for 1974. Ford produced just under 12,000 convertible Mustangs for MY 1973; I don’t imagine that a lot of them are still on the road, and of those that are, probably not too many look as good as this one does 44 years

RealRides of WNY - 1976 Ford Pinto

This 1976 Ford Pinto takes me back a few years. I had a vulgar-brown ‘74 (and a butterscotch ‘77 Bobcat, it’s Mercury twin), my brother Dennis had a red ‘75 Pinto Pony (how cheap can you get?!) very similar to this one, and my mother had a bright yellow ‘76 with a black vinyl half-top (veddy classy!). I love the sign behind today’s example, which I found last we