Results for: Tonawanda, New York

RealRides of WNY - 1985 Ford F-150

This 1985 Ford F-150may have been just the thing to have this past weekend for driving over and/or through the many snow drifts which visited WNY. The ’85 Ford pickups were a far cry from today’s super-luxe dude trucks with their high-fallutin’ interiors and too-nice-to-throw-stuff-into cargo beds. Here’s a partial list of the standard equipment which Ford saw fit to brag a

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 - 1983 Chrysler Cordoba

The owner of this 1983 Chrysler Cordobahas obviously added a few personal touches to a car that Chrysler referred to as "an experience that defies competition". While that might just seem like a bit of hyperbole, their statement telling us the Cordoba has "classic yet aerodynamic styling"seems way beyond exaggeration, what with that totally squarish front end. Introduced for 1975, the Cordoba line

RealRides of WNY - 1979 Camaro Z28

We saw this 1979 Chevy Camaro Z28for sale last summer in Tonawanda, and thought to ourselves that this would make a great summer ride. Of course, right now it’s winter, so I don’t imagine you’ll be seeing this one on WNY’s roads anytime soon. It would be a shame to subject it to our weather; after all, the windshield scribblings proudly proclaim that this one is a Nevada ca

RealRides of WNY - 1991 Buick Riviera

By the time this 1991 Buick Rivierahad hit the showroom, it was already in the sixth season of its third downsizing (the first was in 1977, while the second took place for MY 1979 when the Riv went to FWD). This latest downsizing brought Buick’s personal luxury coupe into compact car territory, where the sales gods were not quick to smile down on this curious Buick. It wasn’t a bad-loo

RealRides of WNY - 1980s Jaguar XJ-S HE

If you’re wondering what the “HE” stands for on the hind end of this 1980s Jaguar XJ-S HE, that would be high efficiency. Which seems rather absurd in a car with a V-12 engine lurking under the bonnet. A new engine design was said to give a power increase to 295 hp. Automobile-catalog.com lists the HE fuel “economy” at a paltry 14 mpg. An improvement from the previous

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Ford Galaxie 500

Came across this 1967 Ford Galaxie 500a while back in Tonawanda. It’s hard to believe, but just a scant five years earlier, the Galaxie 500 sat atop the full-size Ford lineup, but by 1967 it ranked below the sporty Ford XL and the near-luxury, ahem… LTD by Ford. I guess we here on the RealRidesstaff have always had a soft spot for these big Fords, what with the parents owning two 1963

RealRides of WNY - Dunebuggy, c1960s

Whenever I hear the term Dunebuggy, something like today’s RealRidealways comes to mind. Most of them were based on anold VW, whose body (along with the interior) was tossed (or hopefully, sold off as parts), and then what was usually a swoopy fiberglass body was mounted in its place. The genre was made popular back in the 1960s by dune buggy pioneer Bruce Meyers, who’d grown up in (wh

RealRides of WNY - 1990 Dodge Ramcharger

While this 1990 Dodge Ramchargermight not seem to be all that remarkable, you’ve gotta admit you don’t see many of these older ones on the street much anymore (a realcoup would be finding the Plymouth Trail Duster version!); and this one’s a rear-wheel-drive version, to boot. I never understood the attraction of the non 4WD versions of vehicles like this (the 1987 brochure called

RealRides of WNY - 1931 Ford Tudor

We imagine having a car like this to drive to work makes the journey much more palatable. This 1931 Ford Tudorwas seen in a Tonawandaparking lot over the summer by RealRides’staff member Andrew Corbran(yes, there’s a bit of nepotism on the RR staff). The lack of a fabric cover on the roof — along with no windshield wipers — seem to make this a fair-weather RealRide. Looking