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RealRides of WNY - 1974 Scamp

“Fourteen years ago, the Big Three introduced three compact cars. Of these three only the Valiant nameplate survives.”And survive it did, as it was written 48 years ago by Chrysler Corporation’s marketing people; but it never made it onto the flanks of two-door hardtop models like this 1974 Plymouth Scamp. By MY 1974 only the four-door sedan models were badged as Valiants. We hap

RealRides of WNY - 1968 Barracuda

Regular readers of this space have undoubtedly heard the story of what I consider my first realcar (yes, it’s a l-o-n-gstory), which was similar in body style to this 1968 Plymouth Formula S Barracuda, but was a ’67 in Bright Blue Poly with a matching interior (and it wasn’t a Formula S). The Barracuda was based on the compact Valiant (much like the Ford Mustang was based on the

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Barracuda

There wasn’t a huge difference between the 1965 Plymouth Barracudaseen here and the 1964 model which preceded it. Probably because it was introduced late in the ’64 model year, just a couple of weeks before Ford introduced the Mustang if I remember correctly. The differences between the ’64 and ’65 models lie mainly in what you see in the inset photo: the debut cars had a V

RealRides of WNY - 1972 Plymouth Duster

The muscle car era wasn’t quite dead yet when this 1972 Plymouth Duster 340was new. The previous year Plymouth had advertised it as part of The Plymouth Rapid Transit System,and pointed out the Duster 340’s new “huge Carter Thermo-Quad carb”which had been installed on its “already well-endowed breathing system.”The Rapid Transit System was still around in 1972,

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Plymouth Barracuda

Day 5 of Discontinued Marques Week…When this 1965 Plymouth Barracuda was new, who’d-a thought that 37 years later the Plymouth name would drive off into the horizon (pun intended). The Barracuda, as you might remember, preceded the Ford Mustang into what was still the unnamed genre of automobile which would evolve into the pony car. It was heavily based on Plymouth’s compact Val

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Dodge Dart

If you’re gonna try and sell your classic car, what better place to park it but just outside of the Annual Alden Car Show Music & Art Festival? That’s where we came across this nice-looking 1973 Dodge Dart Custom sedan. Just observing, it seems like most of the Darts you see these days from this era are two-door hardtops, which Dodge badged as Dart Swingers. Makes sense as, at leas

RealRides of WNY - 1980 Plymouth Volare

(Day 3 of WagonWeek…)Always good to find a RealRide which I can see from my front porch… like this recently spotted 1980 Plymouth Volare. The Volare and Dodge’s almost identical Aspen were introduced for the 1976 model year, and ended up replacing the Valiant/Dart almost-twins beginning with the 1977 models. And as you may have already guessed, we found this one in Tonawanda.&m

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Plymouth Scamp

This 1973 Plymouth Scampis from a period when Chrysler’s Dodge and Plymouth compacts were almostidentical, especially from this rear view. Until I pulled right up to it I wasn’t sure which it was. The Scamp was Plymouth’s version of the two-door hardtop which Dodge sold as a Dart Swinger. At this point in time, Plymouth’s compacts went by the names Duster (two-door coupe),