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RealRides of WNY - 1958 Edsel Pacer

Day 7 of Discontinued Marques Week…This 1958 Edsel Pacerseems like a good place to end Discontinued Marques Week— it’s probably one of the most famous and shortlived nameplates to ever grace the American highways. Introduced for model year 1958 with four series built on two platforms (Ford and Mercury), just one year later the 1959 Edsel lineup was down to two series plus a wago

IT ONLY LOOKS LIKE A MERCURY — 1961 Comet

IT ONLY LOOKS LIKE A MERCURY— 1961 Comet by Jim CorbranIf you’re at one of the many classic car shows this summer in WNY , and want to see something uncommon — uncommon anywhere these days as well as uncommon at car shows where there you’ll find many Tri-Five Chevys, Hemi Mopars, and two-seat Thunderbirds — ask around to see if Steven Botsford is there.Who?Actually, i

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Ford LTD

This 1970 Ford LTD, seen a while back in South Buffalo, is from an era when Ford, Chevy, and Plymouth were trying to lure buyers from going upscale to fancier models like Mercury, Oldsmobile, and Chrysler. They did so by tarting-up their bread-and-butter brands Galaxie, Impala, and Fury, and churning out LTDs, Caprices, and VIPs. It was a brilliant marketing ploy which really blurred the line betw

RealRides of WNY - 1950 Ford Custom

Found this nifty 1950 Ford Custom recently while bicycling through Buffalo’s West Side. The ’49-’51 Fords are affectionately known as Shoe Boxes, a nod to their shape — the first real post-WW II cars to come out of Dearborn. This was kind of a rush, design-wise, as the cars that were supposed to be the new 1949 Fords were instead built as the new Mercurys. Parking the two s

Real Rides of WNY - 1971 Mercury Cougar

Although not as rare as the XR-7 model (only 1,717 produced), you’ve gotta admit it’s not every day that you see a 1971 Mercury Cougar — convertible or hardtop. The Cougar, you may remember, was Mercury’s upscale cousin to Ford’s Mustang. Over the years the two nameplates definitely took different paths (at one point the Cougar line consisted of four-door sedans and s