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RealRides of WNY - 1961 Corvair

I imagine a few people gotconfused back in the day while watching the owner of a car like this 1961 Chevrolet Corvair Lakewoodload cargo into the back, and then walk around to the front of the car, lift what the observer assumed was the hood, and stow more cargo in what was really the trunk. The rear–mounted engine of the Corvair station wagon was pretty much out of sight to passers-by, bein

RealRides of WNY - 1977 Pacer

If I was gonna drive one of these things, I’d want it to be an early model, which this 1977 AMC Paceris, from the years before the front end restyle. I’d also want it to be a station wagon, like this one seen in Tonawandaover the summer. This was the first year for the Pacer wagon, and the third year overall for the nameplate made famous in the movie “Wayne’s World.”A

RealRides of WNY - 1985 Eagle

Something seemed a little off when we found this 1985 AMC Eaglesitting in a Niagara Fallsparking lot over the summer. (And no, we’re not referring to that black hatchback lid.) A closer look revealed that the center cap on those rims said “Jeep.” Which is only fitting I guess, as at this point in time Jeep was still a part of American Motors, and the Eagle lineup was all 4-wheel-

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Travelall

Looking at the size of this 1973 International Travelall 1210, we almost could have included it in last week’s “Five Days of Big Trucks”here on RealRides. That rear-mounted spare really gives you a feel for just how big the tires & rims are on this thing. International told us how it was “…a foot-and-a-half shorter than a conventional wagon yet has 20 percent mor

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Olds

Considering how many were sold, it’s kind of amazing (IMO) how few full-size GM station wagons you see these days from the mid-1960s. So imagine my surprise coming across this 1964 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Fiestaa few weeks ago while driving through Silver Creek! Although Chevy sold gazillions of these things in Biccayne, Bel Air, and Impala guise, the three BOPs’ (Buick, Olds, and Pontia

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Commando

You certainly see plenty of vintage Wrangler-types and CJs on the road, but how often do you come across a 1973 Jeep Commando(besides almost never)? We found this one a few weeks ago sitting in a parking lot in Portville. The Commando was an all-wheel drive model offered in pickup, roadster, and like today’s RealRide, wagon styles. Somewhat like Doctor Who’s Tardis, Jeep advertised the

RealRides of WNY - 1958 Studebaker

This 1958 Studebaker Scotsmanhas been given a few upgrades from what is largely believed by automotive enthusiasts to be oneof the (if not THE) most cheapskatiestcars to be built in the late 1950s. The paint is the most obvious, with simulated side and tailgate trim from a 1956 Chevy Nomad airbrushed on. (See the Nomad and the stock Scotsman below.) While searching the internet, we came across an

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Bel Air

As you can see from the accompanying photo, this 1964 Chevrolet Bel Airstation wagon was purchased new in Potsdam, New York for a family vacation trip to California and back. Over the years its owners have managed to preserve the many travel decals seen on the wagon’s side windows. This RealRideis an unrestored car; the wheels obviously have been changed-out, but the car is otherwise pretty

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Falcon

The cars we remember in our neighborhoods 50 or so years ago… so many of them ended up on the scrap heap, yet myriad Tri-Fives, ‘Vettes, and two-seat T-Birds seem to have somehow survived. But every once in a while you come across something like this 1965 Ford Falcon Squireat a car show which puts a smile on your face. This was the top-of-the-line Falcon for MY 1965 — although,

RealRides of WNY - 1977 Town & Country

When I passed this 1977 Chrysler Town & Countryearlier this year in a Youngstownparking lot, it was pretty faroff the road. Needless to say though, that yellow paint job combined with its sheer massiveness made it hard to miss. It was parked at the local country club, and I was wondering how many golfers plus their bags made the trip!Jim Corbran, RRofWNYGot a RealRideyou'd like to see featured