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RealRides of WNY #2352 - 1950 Ford

This marks the first time that the RealRidescrew (me) has crashed a wedding to get a couple of old car photographs. This 1950 Ford DeLuxewas sitting outside of a Lewistonchurch one Saturday a few weeks back while my wife and I were making the rounds of car shows/wine tastings/custard stands. It was a full day! Ford published a separate brochure touting the merits of its police car lineup, which yo

RealRides of WNY #2339 - 1975 LTD

If you said “Those are 1966 Ford wheel covers” on this 1975 Ford LTD, you win today’s prize — a RealRidespat on the back. Although the LTD was Ford’s top model when introduced for model year 1965 (it was actually the Galaxie 500 LTDuntil 1967, when it morphed into LTD by Ford), by 1975 it had moved down a peg or two (Ford was still selling a base Custom 500 — pr

RealRides of WNY #2263 - 1992 Crown Vic

If you’re like me, every time I see something like this 1992 Ford Crown VictoriaI always assume it started life as an unmarked police car (especially with that little trunk-mounted antenna). Some of the more decrepit-looking ones also have the possibility of being retired taxi cabs. I refer to this era of Crown Vics as Ford’s “car insurance clip art car” styling phase. Some

RealRides of WNY - 1989 Crown Vic

Once the darlings of the police and taxi driver communities, these days it seems that cars like this 1989 Ford Crown Victoriaare driven mostly by people of a certain age. At least, nice examples like this one do, seen a few months ago in a Tonawandaparking lot. Then there are the other ones — the obvious ex-cop and/or taxi vehicles which seem to be driven (from what I see) by grandchildren o

RealRides of WNY - 1989 Caravelle

Came across this 1989 Plymouth Caravelle Salonlast month at Rose City Chrysler's Mopar Classic Car Showin Welland. The Caravelle name had been around in Canada for a few years, tacked on to a Plymouth version of the Dodge Diplomat. In 1983, when Chrysler decided to use the name for a Plymouth version of the Dodge 600 (a stretched K-car) in the rest of North America, the big rear-drive Caravelles n