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RealRides of WNY - 1983 Mirada

This 1983 Dodge Miradaseems a little odd IMO, for two reasons. First of all, according to the window sticker we saw on the front seat, it came from the factory with Chrysler’s 225cid Slant Six under the hood — it just seems out of character here; that, and the fact that it doesn’t have some sort of a fancy top. A quick peek at the brochure shows more than one optional roof offeri

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Comet

Ironically, this 1964 Mercury Comet Calientewas parked right behind a first-generation Ford Mustang at a Sunday cruise-in at the Big Indian Smoke Shop this past October in Irving. I say ironically, as it was probably theMustang which put the kibosh on high-end sporty compacts like this Caliente, as well as Ford’s Falcon Sprint, Dodge’s Dart GT, and the Chevy Corvair Monza. After all, a

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Torino

If there’s a convertible with the top up at a car show/cruise night, you can be sure we’ll be taking photos. A case in point is this 1970 Ford Torino GTwe saw at one of the last cruise events of this past season at the Big Indian Smoke Shop in Irving. The Torino GT was available only as this convertible, and a semi-fastback two-door hardtop which Ford called a SportsRoof. The rest of t

RealRides of WNY - 1977 Monte Carlo

I remember reading a piece somewhere on the web where a guy was complaining about how manufacturers were too quick to slap rectangular headlamps onto cars when they were finally approved by the federal government. He thought they looked terrible on many vehicles which were originally designed for the round units. This 1977 Chevrolet Monte Carlois one of those cars which wore two round lamps when t

RealRides of WNY - 1958 Olds

A lotta heads turned when this 1958 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88pulled into the lot at the final cruise-in of the season at the Big Indian Smoke Shop in Irvinglast month. Some were probably in awe, some were probably amused, while some who’d never seen one before might have been frightened. Lol… The Dynamic 88 was Olds’ price-leader model for 1958, but as you can see that didn’t

RealRides of WNY - 1939 Morgan

Apparently in New York State your three-wheeled car is a motorcycle, even if it’s really a car. Which explains why this 1939 Morgan F-4is sporting a motorcycle license plate on its back end. Watching it pull in to Sunday’s final cruise-in of the season at the Big Indian Smoke Shop in Irving, I kept waiting for it to tip over as its owner negotiated the aisles of parked cars, searching

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Chrysler

We’re guessing this 1967 Chrysler Newport Customshed its fender skirts for the installation of a new set of tires, judging from the blue goowhich still coats the white stripes. Back in the day, Chrysler was still in the habit of giving each series distinctive grilles and taillights, a feature which would continue into MY 1968, with the 300 in addition getting hidden headlights. The Newport C

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Polara

We almost missed seeing this 1966 Dodge Polaraback in 2008 while motoring through Irving. Judging from the surrounding vegetation, I’d say it had sat there for a while undisturbed (forgotten about?). The Polara was Dodge’s entry-level full-size model, and it was joined by the higher-priced Polara 500, Monaco, and Monaco 500. In Canada, it was a different lineup: Polara, Polara 440, Pol

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Ford F-100

If you were in the market back in 2008 for a short-bed pickup that would fit in your garage, you might have given this 1966 Ford F-100a look as it sat in an Irvingused car lot. This was the last year that Ford would tout the truck’s Twin-I-Beam front suspension with its own fender badge. The Twin-I-Beam system featured two separate front axles, one left and one right, which “…pe

RealRides of WNY - 1951 Imperial

Came across an old SD card in what I thought was an empty camera bag I was about to give away, and on it was this photo from 2008 of a 1951 Chrysler Imperial Newportwhich I saw in an Irvingused car lot. Back in ’51 the Imperial was still part of the Chrysler lineup, where it would remain until MY 1955 when it became a separate nameplate. The Windsor was the pillarless hardtop in the Chrysler