RealRides of WNY - 1958 F-100

Is it just me, or does the color scheme on this 1958 Ford F-100 Stylesideremind you of a U-Haul truck? It seems to have been a pretty popular two-tone combination, as Ford used it in quite a bit of their advertising (inset). The Styleside was one of two bed styles offered, with the Flareside being the other (below).The 1958 models were the first Ford pickups to feature quad headlights, a feature t

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Mustang

When this 1967 Ford Mustang GTwas new, this body style was still officially a 2+2. The GTpart was an option package which included: front power disc brakes, 4” fog lamps, special low-restriction dual exhaust system and chromed “quad” exhaust outlets (depending on the engine), GT side stripes (not seen on this car), GT ornamentation on gas cap, special Wide-Oval tires, higher-rate

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 - 1962 Special

We just managed to catch this 1962 Buick Speciallast summer as it was escaping the impending rain at the 12thAnnual Kiwanis Classic Car Showin Pembroke. I don’t think it’s too much of a stretch to suggest that this Special is unrestored and maybe even still original! You rarely see any of these “senior” compacts anymore. They were introduced by the Pontiac, Olds, and Buick

RealRides of WNY - 1991 Lumina Z34

Speaking of vehicles not often seen at car shows (and yes, we were if you were here yesterday), here’s a 1991 Chevy Lumina Z34coupe. The Z34 referred to the car’s 3.4L Twin Dual Cam V6, rated at 210 hp. It had a 5-speed manual as standard equipment (a 4-speed automatic was optional), along with a fully-independent sport suspension, P225/60R-16 Eagle GT+4 tires on cast aluminum wheels,

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Nova

Right in the midst of a bunch of Mustangs, Challengers, and many of the usual suspects seen at every cruise-in across America, sat this unrestored 1970 Chevrolet Novaa few weeks ago at the 12th Annual Kiwanis Car Cruiseat the Town Park in Pembroke. Showing mileage in the 50k range, this stock-looking Nova (well, except for those red stripe tires!) has one of Chevy’s two available six-cylinde

RealRides of WNY - International Travelall, c1968

When an ordinary station wagon just wasn’t enough for some buyers, a lot of them turned to the Chevy/GMC Suburban; others drifted towards the similar Dodge Town Wagon. Then there were those who wanted something a little more out of the ordinary. Some of them ended up behind the wheel of an International Travelall, a rugged-looking family hauler manufactured by the truck/tractor builder Inter