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RealRides of WNY #2415 ......................... 1985 Reliant

Came across this 1985 Plymouth Reliantover the summer in a parking lot in Fort Erie, Ontario. This is another case of “Where’d they all go?” as Chrysler sold almost 138,000 Reliants for MY 1985 (and another 118,000 of the almost identical Dodge Aries). Seen one lately? This one, other than some failure of the paint job, looks pretty much intact. It’s even wearing four wheel

RealRides of WNY - 1987 Reliant

At the risk of offending someone out there, I’m naming this 1987 Plymouth Reliantas the worst automobile purchase I ever made… and that’s saying something considering my first car. The Reliant was a “we need a car now” buy as my nine-year-old Ford Escort neededabout eleventy costly repairs all within the span of a couple of weeks during the year I was a stay-at-home

RealRides of WNY - 1990 New Yorker

This 1990 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenueis one of four four-door sedans offered as the Chrysler lineup welcomed the 1990s. All based on the K-car platform, the Chrysler Imperial sat atop the pecking order, followed by the NY’er 5thAve., New Yorker Landau, and New Yorker Salon — the latter of which seems to be a slightlyclassier cousin of Dodge’s Dynasty. While the full-line bro

RealRides of WNY - 1993 New Yorker

Passed this 1993 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenuelast month while driving through Derby. A few years back, a photographer for curbsideclassic.comspotted an identical car parked outside the Cattlemen’s Meat Market in East Moline, Illlinois. At least that car was parked far enough away from the building to get a decent shot of the back end (bottom photo).You can see an almost identical car on

RealRides of WNY - 1980 Volare

Day 6 of “Not A Trailer Queen Week” This 1980 Plymouth Volare Dusteris from the model’s second year of production. For 1979 the Duster came with rear-quarter window louvers as well as the tape stripe seen on today’s RealRide. The 1980 Dusters also had Duster nameplates (the ghosts of which you can still see on today’s feature car), extra moldings, whitewalls & whe

RealRides of WNY - 1979 Aspen

The RealRidesstaff (me) loves going to car shows and cruise nights and coming across something like this 1979 Dodge Aspen, which we saw last Sunday at the Buffalo History Museum’s Antique and Classic Car Showin — yes — Buffalo. The Aspen was introduced for 1976 as a replacement for the Dart… but the Dart was just too popular to kill at that point, and soldiered on for one

RealRides of WNY - 1990 Chrysler Imperial

“Electronic speed controls,” “luxurious and spacious accommodations for three rear-seat passengers,” and “all-season steel-belted P195/75R14 white sidewall radial touring tires” were just some of the highlights touted in the brochure for the 1990 Chrysler Imperial. In a page 5 introduction from Lee Iacocca, he tells us that the Imperial is “…a car t

RealRides of WNY - 1986 Dodge 600

Chrysler Corporation basically survived on the K-Car platform back in the 1980s, and there was a seemingly endless parade of variations on the original Dodge Aries/Plymouth Reliant cars. One of the nicer knock-offs was this 1986 Dodge 600, which replaced the Dodge 400 and was sold from 1984-88 as a slightly larger version of the original Aries. The 600 was a cousin to the Chrysler E-Class and New