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RealRides of WNY - 1977 Ford Pinto

Station wagons are starting to catch on with collectors these days. I’ve alwaysliked ‘em, but the market for the ever-popular (and pricey) two-door hardtops and convertibles has gotten a lot of buyers to broaden their scope. But Gowanda’s Steven Botsford isn’t necessarily one of them. He’s been collecting these other body styles for a while now, and told me he was att

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Chevy C/10

The brochure writers for the 1969 Chevy C/10 Fleetsidepickup (like the one here) really liked the word new. As in new front-end styling, new optional 350-cu.-in. V-8, new 3-speed synchromesh transmission, new low-profile steering wheel, new seat-back construction, new foot-operated parking brake, new body sealing, new body mounts, and newly-designed bucket seats. There were 16 Fleetside models ava

RealRides of WNY - 1961 Ford Econoline

This 1961 Ford Econolinepickup is in the midst of a resto-mod at a North Tonawandagarage. The Econoline was an all-new model for 1961, and came in delivery van and station-bus models (bottom of page) as well as this nifty half-ton pickup. With a seven-foot bed, Ford advertised it as having up to 23% more loadspace than conventional pickups, with the added bonus of cab-forward design and a short 90

RealRides of WNY - 1961 Chevrolet Impala

Some call this style 1961 Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupea bubbletop, due to its rakish, airy roofline (see an actual bubbletop below, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s legendary Beatnik Banditof 1961). The bubbletop was introduced across the line of GM’s full-sized cars for model year 1961 and continued on into 1962. The term came to fruition retroactively when a more formal roofline deb

ONE-OWNER AND COUNTING — 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1

ONE-OWNER AND COUNTING— 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 by Jim Corbran Okay, how many of you out there bought a new car in 1968 and still own it?If anybody but North Tonawanda’s Jim Schiefer, Jr. has their hands raised, I’ll be mighty surprised.A much-younger Schiefer bought this beautiful Acapulco Blue 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Sportsroof over 49 years ago, probably never figuring he&rs


A CAMARO PICKUP? YES, AND IT’S A BEAUTY!…by Jim Corbran, Automotive ColumnistNo, it hasn’t been Photoshopped. This 1968 Chevy Camaro has literally been brought back from the dead by North Tonawanda’s Joe Lovullo, and turned into a fairly accurate replica of the 1968 Chevrolet Caribe concept car which was built and shown by General Motors back in ’68. That’s Joe