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RealRides of WNY - 1987 Reliant

At the risk of offending someone out there, I’m naming this 1987 Plymouth Reliantas the worst automobile purchase I ever made… and that’s saying something considering my first car. The Reliant was a “we need a car now” buy as my nine-year-old Ford Escort neededabout eleventy costly repairs all within the span of a couple of weeks during the year I was a stay-at-home

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Plymouth

When was the last time you saw a big fuselage-bodied wagon out in the wild? This one, a 1973 Plymouth Sport Suburban, was seen last month sitting in a North Tonawandaused car lot. The wood-grained Sport Suburban was the Plymouth Fury line’s most deluxe version; there were also Suburban and Custom Suburban models (below). The least expensive, the Suburban, was available only as a two-seater a

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Colony Park

Not quite so evident from the front, but one look at the rear of this 1969 Mercury Marquis Colony Parkleaves no doubt as to its Ford lineage (below).The Colony Park was the Big Merc’s super-luxe wagon, with “…elegantly paneled body sides and tailgate.”This one also sports a black vinyl roof, luggage rack, and wheel covers which look like they might have come from J.C. Whit

RealRides of WNY - 1968 Chrysler

Fans of b-i-g station wagons (we’re looking at you, Fred Schneider) were probably enamored with the 1968 Chrysler Town & Country. Looking at the brochure illustration here, it would appear that you could park the family’s compact in the back of the T&C. The caption added that if you ordered the optional trailer-towing package, you’d need to add an extra eights pounds of a

RealRides of WNY - 1991 Range Rover

Looking at this 1991 Range Roverfrom the side you'd expect it to pull a lot of wheelies with so much real estate located behind the rear axle. But they’re probably a bit heavy for that. These vehicles were introduced in 1969 as a two-door model (the four-door arrived in 1981). And back then they weren’t the luxo-barges that we associate with the Land Rover brand today; they were true,

RealRides of WNY - Caprice Wagon

And now for something completely different — this Chevrolet Caprice Wagon, c1993. We’re just guessing here, but it looks like when it needed some body work done, the collision shop had a ’65 Chevy parts car just lying around taking up space and they decided to graft on a few of its parts. Lol… (compare to the factory shots below)We saw this (un)RealRidelast summer at a car

RealRides of WNY - 1991 Country Squire

Today’s RealRide, a 1991 Ford LTD Country Squire, features the seldom-seen-when-new “distressed wood” feature — although these days you seem to see more of them, especially in the sunnier climes, Lol… This one, spotted a few weeks ago in a used car lot in North Tonawanda, has the optional dual-facing rear seats, which makes it an eight-passenger wagon (or more, depen

RealRides of WNY - 1984 300 TD

The Mercedes-Benz 300 TD(this one’s a 1984model) was the first factory-built station wagon from the Stuttgart, Germany-based luxury car manufacturer. Introduced in 1978 as the 240 TD with a 2404cc diesel engine, by MY 1981 it had morphed into the 300 TD Turbo-Diesel like the one seen here, with a 123-hp 2998cc turbocharged engine. A 1984 French ad told us “Plus les années passer

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Fairlane

Passing through downtown Sanbornone day in October, I looked off to the side of the road and spotted this 1965 Ford Fairlane 500(in Champagne Beige) sitting in a parking lot. Even though Ford produced 20,506 of them, I rarely saw one back in the day and never (well, except this once) run across one now. This one has the optional luggage rack ($45.40) and power tailgate window ($32.30). I don&rsquo

RealRides of WNY - 1962 Catalina

This 1962 Pontiac Catalina Safariwas spotted in the spectators’ parking area of this year’s annual car show which is usually held during the Taste of West Seneca, on the grounds of West Seneca Town Hall in… you guessed it, West Seneca. If you’re a regular car show/cruise-in attendee, you should always check out the spectator parking. You never know what you’ll find t