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RealRides of WNY - 1976 International

According to an article on Wikipedia, this 1976 International Loadstar 1600is the smallest of the medium-duty lot offered that year by the Chicago-based truck manufacturer. Also on offer were 1700, 1750, 1800, and 1850 models — the numbers corresponding to weight and load-carrying capacity. Many of us are probably more familiar with the face of these Int’l trucks as seen in the yellow

RealRides of WNY - 1972 Ford

At first glance you might look at this 1972 Ford Galaxie 500and say “cop car.” But that’s what a set of dog dish hubcaps and blackwall tires will do. This Galaxie 500 is not only notthe basest of the big '72 Fords, it’s also a four-door hardtop — an oddchoice for a police cruiser. No, most likely if your municipality was buying Blue Oval cop cars they’d have bee

RealRides of WNY - 1968 Chevy Van

This 1968 Chevy Van 90is one of three we saw from that era on a recent bicycle ride in Buffalo. This one, spotted in the Old First Ward, was probably the nicest looking one of the lot. For these second-generation vans, the 1968 engine choices were Chevy’s straight sixes of 230 or 250 cubic inches, as well as a 307cid V8. In addition to this 90-inch wheelbase model, for buyers needing more ca

RealRides of WNY - 1971 Cheyenne

Always nice to find a survivor pickup from the 1970s, when most trucks were bought as work trucks and then were worked to death. This 1971 Chevrolet Cheyenne 10was seen a few years ago in Buffalo’s Old First Ward, wearing a custom grille and a non-stock paint job. Its current condition doesn’t mean it’s never seen a day of hard work, but even if it hasn't it’s in pretty rem

RealRides of WNY - GT Hawk, c1963

Came upon this Studebaker Grand Turismo Hawk (c1963)late last week in Buffalo’s Old First Ward. The Hawk, believe it or not, was based on a heavily modified version of the 1953 cars, which had been repeatedly tweaked over the years. This was the most elegantmakeover yet (IMO), introduced for model year 1962, and it continued through 1964. One would have thought that the Hawk would be replace

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Cadillac Calais

While you and I might have just come out and said “This 1970 Cadillac Calaisis the cheapest new Cadillac you could buy,” the luxury car maker’s advertising department had their own way of putting it. “Though the investment required for the Calais is the most modest of any Cadillac series, it returns a full quota of Cadillac pleasure and value.”For the record, the Cala

RealRides of WNY - 1971 Olds Cutlass

When this 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supremewas new, Olds’ mid-sized nameplate was on its way to becoming one of the country’s best-sellers. The Cutlass was available in a wide range of body styles: two- and four-door sedans (officially sports coupes and town sedans), two- and four-door hardtops (hardtop coupes and hardtop sedans), this convertible, and station wagons in both the base Cut

RealRides of WNY - 1980 Buick Century

Hey, there’s no rule that says every RealRide has to be exiting! This 1980 Buick Century was probably not much more than a family car back in its day, and let’s face it, not many family cars were thought to be special enough to save as classics. But perhaps now, just for that reason, this one is a classic — or at least a rarity. Came across it last summer on a bicycle ride throug