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RealRides of WNY # 2300 - c1987 Yugo

Although we didn’t get the chance to see what year this Yugo GVXis as it was just about to pull away, we’re going to guess 1987. The logic? That was the year Malcolm Bricklin’s company, Global Motors, imported its largest number of the Fiat 128-based hatchback (48,812), manufactured by Zastava Automobiles behind the Iron Curtain in Yugoslavia in the area now known as Serbia. Yes,

RealRides of WNY #2299 - 1986 Olds

Almost 42,000 of the 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supremefour-door sedans left the factory. It’s rare (IMO) to see one these days. Almost twice as many Cutlass Supreme coupes were sold that year, as well as a combination of over 80,000 Cutlass Supreme Brougham coupes & sedans. Looking at the front view of today’s RealRide(seen earlier this year in Niagara Falls) we can see quite the fam

RealRides of WNY #2269 - c1971 T-Bird

Forgive the lack of crispness in the photograph of today’s RealRide— a c1971 Ford Thunderbird. We came across it while doing a Google search for an address nearby to where this T-Bird was parked in Niagara Fallsa couple of years ago. It’s not often you see a ’71 T-Bird these days. Probably even less often that you’ll see one in a Google Mapsphoto. This was the last ye

RealRides of WNY - 1992 Roadmaster

If land yachts are your cup of tea, we recently came across this 1992 Buick Roadmaster Limitedin a Niagara Fallsused car lot. Buick called it “…an unmistakably full-frame, rear-wheel drive road sedan with a powerful 180-horsepower, 5.7-litre fuel-injected V-8 that puts a lot of power on the pavement.”I especially like the British spelling of “litre” here, as it sugge

RealRides of WNY - 1978 New Yorker

If you’ve been around the local cruise night/car show scene these past few years, you’ve probably seen (and heard, Lol) this 1978 Chrysler New Yorker Brougham. It’s been owned by Lackawanna’s Rick Teribury for three years or so now, and it has a bit over 17k on the odometer. We met up with Rick and his NYer a few weeks ago in Niagara Fallswhere the car was being used as a p

RealRides of WNY - 1960 Falcon

What more can be said of the 1960 Ford Falcon? In this, its debut year, with sales of 435,676 it whupped the domestic competition: Chevy Corvair (249,277); Rambler American (117,609); Studebaker Lark (127,715); and Chrysler’s Valiant (194,292). Of course, there’s always somethingelse that can be said, or we wouldn’t be here. One Swedish magazine ad told us “Falcon 1960 - en

RealRides of WNY - 1974 Fury Gran Sedan

By the time this 1974 Plymouth Fury Gran Sedanhit the showrooms, badge-engineering had gotten to the point where it was hard to tell from a block away if you were looking at a Plymouth or a Dodge (see below). The Fury Gran Sedan/Coupe sat atop the full-size Plymouth lineup for 1974, above the Fury I, II, and III, which were still around but wouldn’t be for long. Model year 1975 would see the

RealRides of WNY - 1984 Bonneville

I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s looked at this 1984 Pontiac Bonneville LEand assumed it was a LeMans. Pontiac juggled some of their model names around in the 1980s, and the last, full-sized rear-drive Bonneville was the 1981 model. For 1982 the name was switched over onto the midsized LeMans line (with the LeMans name being put out to pasture). Pontiac dealers complained loud

RealRides of WNY - 1950 Pontiac

One of the first things Bunkie Knudsen did when he took over the Pontiac Division of General Motors back in 1956 was to remove the signature Silver Streaks from the cars' hoods and trunk lids — a styling cue which had started with the hood back in 1935 and then was also added to the trunk two years later. (Today’s trivia fact: Knudsen was born in Buffalo back in 1912 when his father wa

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Roadrunner

This 1973 Plymouth Roadrunnerseems a might bit fancier than the original was when introduced for model year 1968. That first one was based on the barebones-looking Belvedere pillared sport coupe with a Plain Jane interior. The money was spent under the myzqtfs. Hah. I just made you say underwear. The money was spent under the hood, as well as on the suspension and braking components of the car. Oh