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RealRides of WNY - 1969 Mustang

This 1969 Ford Mustangwas seen at a cruise night at the Charcoal Corral/Silver Lake Drive-In in Perryearlier this year. In my travels it seems rare to see a hardtop Mustang from this generation of Ford’s pony car — so many these days seem to be the SportsRoof (fastback) model. What did Ford have to say about the totally restyled 1969 Mustang Hardtop? “Now longer. Lower. Wider. Ro

RealRides of WNY - 1951 Packard

Always on the lookout for the automotive oddity, I was immediately drawn to this 1951 Packard Partician 400pickup a couple of nights agoat a cruise night in Perryat the Charcoal Corral/Silver Lake Twin Drive-In. Of course, Packard didn’t offer a pickup in their 1951 catalog (a few might have been custom-built as funeral flower cars), and this one started out life as a four-door sedan, pictur

RealRides of WNY - 1934 Ford

This 1934 Ford De Luxe Fordor Sedandiffers from many that you often see at a cruise-in/car show in that it’s still in pretty much stock condition. No aftermarket rims & tires, flashy paint, or chopped top here. Ford told us its “Roomy interior [made] it an ideal car for family use.”Today’s RealRidealso has the optional rear trunk, which made it even moreideal for family

RealRides of WNY - 1963 T-Bird

I’m sure at least oneperson who saw this 1963 Ford Thunderbird Landauback in July 2018 at a cruise night in Perryat the Charcoal Corral/Silver Lake Twin Drive-In thought to themselves “Mary Kay car?” Admittedly, the hue does look a bit like those on the pink cars given to some of Mary Kay’s top sales people, but this is actually a stock Ford factory color, Sahara Rose, and

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Galaxie 500/XL

This 1963 Ford Galaxie 500/XLbrings back a lot of memories — not that there ever was anything this fancy in our driveway when I was a kid, but there was a two- or three-year window of time when there were two 1963 Fords in the Corbran garage. Dad drove the ultimate cheapie — a Galaxie four-door sedan with a straight six and a square plastic rectangle on the dashboard where the radio wo

RealRides of WNY - 1968 Ford LTD

This 1968 Ford LTDwas spotted over the summer in Perry. Ford’s near-luxury nameplate, the LTD for ’68 (as it had since its inception in 1965) was available as a two- or four-door hardtop. Also, though rarely seen, a four-door pillared sedan was available beginning in 1967. And starting with the 1969 models, the woodgrained Country Squire station wagons were also branded with the LTD na

RealRides of WNY - AMC Matador, c1975

In the mid-1970s it seemed that every manufacturer had an entry in the personal luxury field — a mid-sized two-door with most of the niceties of a higher-end luxury car. American Motors chimed-in in 1974 with a redesigned, and curiously-named, Matador coupe. I say curiously-namedbecause visually it had absolutely nothing in common with the Matador four-door sedan and station wagon. Its looks

RealRides of WNY - 1967 AMC Ambassador

AMC described their 1967 Ambassador 990four-door sedan as “…having significantly more leg room.”At first reading, I said to myself, “More than who? Or What?” On second reading, it became evident that they meant more than before, which also applied to the sedan’s head room. AMC’s copywriters went on to tell us about how the 990’s “rich matelass

RealRides of WNY - 1974 AMC Matador

This 1974 AMC Matadorwas spotted this past summer in a Perryside yard keeping company with a few other old Kenosha relics. Although these days many remember the Matador as one of the patrol cars used on the police series ADAM-12(Matadors actually werein the fleet of the LAPD), others remember the Matador name from its wildly different two-door version, the Matador coupe (right). Stylish it was, bu