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RealRides of WNY - 1966 Ford Falcon

Day 6 of Compacts Week…This 1966 Ford Falcon Futura Sports Coupeis one of 182,669 Falcons produced that year. Sounds like a respectable number, until you look at Falcon’s debut year of 1960 when 473,841 of them left the factory. By 1966 the Falcon’s numbers had to have been hurt by the sporty Mustang, which sat in the same showroom and could be had for only $88 more than the buc

RealRides of WNY - 1973 AMC Hornet

Day 7 of Wagon Week…This 1973 AMC Hornet Sportaboutmight have been one of the nicest styled station wagons of the era, IMO. Yes, its sloped rear roof might have cut down a bit on cargo space, but hey, it looked great! AMC interiors of the day also seemed to try a bit harder to look cool (bottom photo), and of course the obligatory fake woodgrain side panels were also offered. Standard power

RealRides of WNY - 1950 Chevrolet Deluxe

It’s great to see old cars like this 1950 Chevrolet Deluxe still on the road looking to be in pretty much original condition. Although there’s nothing wrong with a restored classic, there’s something special about a car which has been allowed to show its age. This one may have a few warts, but I imagine any of you reading this who were around in 1950 have a few warts yourselves,

SPRING HAS SPRUNG… And the summer car show season isn’t far behind!

SPRING HAS SPRUNG… And the summer car show season isn’t far behind! by Jim Corbran The clocks have been moved ahead, the pets have been properly confused, and the cars are starting to come out of the garages.It’s just about time for the cruise-ins, the car shows, and everything that goes along with themWe in this corner spend a lot of time every summer checking out everyone&r

RealRides of WNY - 1960 Chevy Nomad

For years Chevy had this thing about naming their station wagons. It was often a mix of regular model names, like the Two-Ten or Bel Air, with modifiers tacked on, like Handyman for the six-passenger and Townsman for the nine-passenger models. The top-line two-door Nomad arrived for 1955 and lasted two more years. In 1958, all the wagon names changed — Nomad was now an Impala-like four-door,

RealRides of WNY - 1957 Pontiac Star Chief

We turned the clock back an hour over the weekend, so I thought we’d also turn the calendar back all this week to this past summer’s car shows It’s pretty easy to find ’57 Chevys in and around car shows, but a 1957 Pontiac Star Chief is pretty rare. How rare? Chevy sold 166,426 of its top-line Bel Air sport coupes, while the Star Chief Custom Catalina two-door (Catalina bei

RealRides of WNY - 1974 Buick Riviera

One more from the 1970s decade, a 1974 Buick Riviera, seen parked outside of last summer’s huge car show at Olcott Beach. This one was looking for a new owner, and according to a sign in the window it had Buick’s 455 V8, just under 36k miles, a flawless interior, and it “drives like a dream.” The dealer emblem on the trunklid tells us it was sold at Jack Stevens Buick, a de

RealRides of WNY - 1953 Chevy Two Ten

You’ve gotta love the color scheme on this 1953 Chevy Two-Ten two-door sedan. The Surf Green paint job is really set off by the orange rims and non-period narrow whitewalls. Poking out the back are a set of dual exhaust pipes, which may or may not be connected to Chevy’s 235.5 cu. in. straight-six engine. A V-8 wouldn’t make a factory appearance for two more model years. Caught t

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Pontiac GTO

A 1973 Pontiac GTO like this example (actually a LeMans with the available GTO package) probably isn’t the first one that pops into your head when someone says “GTO.” But, here it is, in GM’s new-for-1973 Collonade body style. The GTO option was available only on the two-door model (thankfully), and included: heavy-duty 3-speed floor shift; 400 cu. in. 4-bbl V8; G60-15 blac

RealRides of WNY - 1955 Oldsmobile 88

Saw this 1955 Oldmobile 88 Holiday coupe last summer in Newfane on my way to the Olcott Beach Car Show. Hard to tell from this example, but in 1955 the 88 was at the bottom of the Olds lineup. Holiday was Olds-speak for their pillarless models. And here’s a bit of Olds trivia for you: after the 1950 models, Oldsmobile didn’t offer a station wagon again until the 1957s came out. Not sur