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RealRides of WNY - 1969 Comet

The brochure called the 1969 Mercury Comet“…the one-model car series.”Based on the mid-sized Montego, this iteration of the Comet was introduced the previous year and was available only as a two-door hardtop. It sat at the bottom of the Montego lineup with an MSRP of $2,532 which was $75 less than the cheapest Montego-branded hardtop. We photographed this one back in 2013 when i

RealRides of WNY - 1977 Cougar

Some fans of Mercury’s original pony car entry weren’t perplexed so much about Ford dropping the Montego moniker from its mid-sized lineup in the late 1970s as they were about what they replaced it with. Which brings us to today’s RealRide: a 1977 Mercury Cougar. It wassort of okayin 1974 when they moved the Cougar up a notch in size to compete with the likes of the Chevy Monte C

RealRides of WNY - 1978 LTD II

This 1978 Ford LTD IIcomes to us from a very confusing point in the North American automobile-naming era. In MY 1977 Ford’s mid-sized models morphed into this LTD II, replacing the both Torino and Elite nameplates with a name usually associated with Ford’s full-sized models; while its cousin, the Mercury Montego, moved all of its cars (including four-doors and station wagons!) under th

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 - 1971 Mercury Comet

FoMoCo reached back into its past when they introduced the 1971 Mercury Comet. The original Comet was a Ford Falcon derivative, and this iteration was even more of a clone — this time of Ford’s über-successful Maverick, with not much more than a different grille and taillights. This was actually the nameplate’s fourth go-round, as other previous Comets were cousins of Ford&r