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RealRides of WNY #2292 - 1988 Bronco II

From the Blue Oval's portfolio of unimaginative model names (Mustang II, 1974; LTD II, 1977) comes this 1988 Ford Bronco II. Like the others we mentioned, it was a downsizing of a previous model. It debuted for model year 1984 and was sold through 1990. (There were years where both the Bronco II and the full-size Bronco were both available.) The Bronco II was much closer in size to the original Br

RealRides of WNY #2270 - 1964 Land Rover

Most of my internet searches for a 1964 Land Roverlike this one turned up vehicles that have the same basic shape, but are quite different in the details. The front ends, for example, look mostly like the one seen below in a brochure illustration. The door handles on today’s RealRidealso differ in the fact that they’re horizontal and not inset into the door skins. Holes in the front fe

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - Land Rover

Judging from the badge above the grille we’re proclaiming this Land Rover 110 Defenderto be no older than a 1991 model. Previous Defenders wore either a Defender 90or Defender 100badge up front — the numbers referring to the model’s approximate wheelbase length; eventually there was also a Defender 130 (née Land Rover 127 in 1985). This generation Defender remained in prod

RealRides of WNY - 1987 Defender

This 1987 Land Rover Defenderis pretty old-school compared to the new 2021 Discovery — a much more posh SUV(seen below) which describes as a Midsize 3-row luxury SUVwith a price range of $53,900 - $68,900. The 1987 model certainly looks more rugged, with a certain Daktari/Wild Kingdomair about it. I imagine these have seen a lot more off-road action than mostnewDiscoverysever wil

RealRides of WNY - 1978 Cherokee

We last saw this 1978 Jeep Cherokeejust down the street from the RealRidesoffices. A few weeks ago we spotted it again in a used car lot on Main Street in Buffalo. Yes, youcould have your very own edition of what many consider to be the grand-daddy of SUVs. Back in the day, Jeep wasn’t exactly sure what to call it, as the term SUV hadn’t been widely used yet (if at all) — one bro

RealRides of WNY - 1977 Cherokee

This 1977 Jeep Cherokeemarks the first year that AMC’s entry-level family wagon was available as a four-door. Introduced for MY 1963 as the Wagoneer in both two- and four-door models (the two-door version was dropped for MY 1969), a less-expensive two-door Cherokee variation debuted for MY 1974. Many like to call the Wagoneer/Cherokee the forerunner of today’s luxury SUV vehicles; the

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Travelall

Perhaps if they’d remained in the mainstream vehicle business, the manufacturers of this 1967 International Travelallmight be selling fleets of large, black 2020-model SUVs for the ferrying of government officials from photo op to photo op. Remember when all pols were chauffered around in luxury sedans? At some point somebody decided a mean-looking black Chevy Suburban (below) or something o

RealRides of WNY - 1959 Land Rover

Spotted this nifty 1959 Land Roverover the summer at Euro Car Dayat The Angry Buffalo/Rose Garden Restaurant in Williamsville, sponsored by the British Car Club of WNY. Well, at least the registration sticker says it’s a 1959, but the car’s styling would seem to suggest something newer, especially at the front end with the fender-mounted headlights (all 1959 L-Rs I could find had the h