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RealRides of WNY - 1965 Mustang

What can anybody possibly say about the 1965 Ford Mustangthat hasn’t already been said? How about this: “We came across this red hardtop with chrome-reverse rims & Baby Moon hubcaps last summer while on a walk through the RealRidesneighborhood in Tonawanda.” If you’re keeping track, this is just one of about a bazillion Mustangs which Ford sold those first two-and-a-hal

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Cougar

Day 4 of “Not A Trailer Queen Week" This 1973 Mercury Cougaris one of only 4,449 convertibles made that year, which includes both the base Cougar and the Cougar XR-7. This one was spotted in a field in Niagara Fallsa number of years ago, missing a few parts for sure, but still far from being a basket case. This would be the final year for the pony car version of the Cougar, as for 1974 the i

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Mustang

When the 1973 Ford Mustangwas new, it was to date the largest Mustang ever sold. And surprisingly, it still is — even with the newly announced 2020 four-door electric Mustang Mach-E, which checks in at about a half-foot shorter than this ’73. Even Ford finally realized this longer-lower-wider game had to stop somewhere, and in 1974 the Pinto-based Mustang II debuted. But, in 1973 there

RealRides of WNY - 1985 Mustang

I’ll admit to not being a fan of most of the modern Mustangs. That being said, I’ll also admit that if I were old-car shopping, and someone waved this 1984 Ford Mustang LXin front of my face wearing a For Salesign, I’d be all over it! Depending on your source, the ’84 was either a member of the third or the sixth generation of the original pony car. Still rear-wheel-drive,

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 - 1967 Mercury Cougar

Day 1 of Discontinued Marques Week…This 1967 Mercury Cougarwas found last June at a weekly Cruising on the QTuesday night event on Queen Street in Niagara Falls, Ontario. This was the Cougar’s first year, and it was based on Ford’s popular Mustang. Bigger, more posh, and costlier than its Ford cousin, the Cougar helped spawn the upper crust pony car category, along with Dodge&rs

RealRides of WNY - 1978 Ford Mustang

They’ve certainly had their share of detractors over the years, but sales numbers don’t lie. This 1978 Ford Mustang IIis one of over 190,000 of the small pony cars which Ford delivered that year. Introduced for model year 1974, the Pinto-based Mustang II, available in coupe form as well as this hatchback, sold almost 386,000 units. Compare that to just under 125,000 1973 Mustangs &mdas

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T

This 1970 Dodge Challenger R/Thas more than a passing resemblance to the newest iteration of Dodge’s high-performance two-door (newbeing a relative term here, what with the 2019 car being in its 10thmodel year). You will notice quite a difference though, if you park the old and the new side-by-side, as the new cars are much larger — almost full-sized, while the original was built as a

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Plymouth Barracuda

Day 5 of “Parked But Hopefully Not Forgotten” week…This 1965 Plymouth Barracuda, seen quite a few years ago outsideMayville, is an example of what technically was the first pony car… even though they weren’t really called that until the arrival of Ford’s Mustang, which came more than two weeks later on April 17, 1964; the Barracuda bowed on April Fools Day. Th

RealRides of WNY - 1974 AMC Javelin

Day 3 of “Parked But Hopefully Not Forgotten” week…This 1974 AMC Javelin was seen last summer in Brockton. IMO, the original Javelins of 1968-70 were handsome designs and a worthy entry in the hot pony car category. Later models, from 1971-74, also IMO, were handsome cars too, but only from the windshield back. The front fenders were possibly the oddest shaped fenders on the mar