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RealRides of WNY #2323 - 1984 Laser

Before you ask, no, I don’t remember when the last time was that I saw a 1984 Chrysler Laser Turbo, let alone one that’s as nice as this one. Its condition certainly has to do with the fact that the odometer has yet to hit the 7k mark. Yes, it was garaged for a while. Quite a while actually. And it’s sporting the vanity plates it wore back in the day — plates which might(?)

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1972 MGB GT

This c1972 MGB GTwas photographed by my daughter Katie back in 2018 on a Seattle, Washingtonside street. It’s showing some pretty big driving lamps up front, the kind most of us probably don’t want to see in our rearview mirrors at night. The GT was the closed, hatchback version of the venerable MGB roadster, and it debuted for model year 1966 (like the one seen below on Wikipedia), an

RealRides of WNY - 1974 Pinto

The photo may not be great, but it’s the only one I have of my very first brand new car — a 1974 Ford Pinto Runabout. The Ginger Glow Metallic hatchback was special-ordered from Leo Martin Ford in Holland, with the 2300cc engine, four-speed manual, steel-belted Firestone 500 radial tires (!), am/fm stereo, accent group, bodyside moldings, and handling suspension — and all the whi

RealRides of WNY - 1978 Mustang

We made mention earlier this week of Ford’s Pinto-based pony cars, so why not feature one here — a 1978 Ford Mustang Cobra II. Well, at least that’s what it started out as back in 1978. When we ran across it at the 2017 Polish Falcons Super Cruise in Depew, it was sporting a sign which described it as a King Cobra clone. King Cobras came with an array of spoilers and chassis upgr

RealRides of WNY - 1974 Gremlin

It wasn’t difficult for this 1974 AMC Gremlin Xto catch our eye earlier this fall as we drove through Tonawanda. Not many Daisy Yellow cars with bright orange side stripes can blend into the background. The “X” was an option package whose particulars can be seen at the bottom of the page. It seems funny now to read one of the Gremlin’s magazine ads from back in the day, whe

RealRides of WNY - 1981 Spirit

This 1981 AMC Spirithatchback is a real survivor car. As this is written, it’s sitting in my garage with just over 9,800 miles on the odometer. That’s nota typo. Under 10 grand! We just bought it in the spring from a gentleman in New Jersey who had owned it for the past couple of years. He bought it online from a family here in WNY — the original owner lived in Barker. So in a se