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RealRides of WNY #2422 ......................... 1979 Chrysler Cordoba

Just a few years before this 1979 Chrysler Cordoba Crown Coupewas produced, it seemed unlikely that Chrysler wouldever sell anything smaller than its Newports, New Yorkers, and Town & Country wagons. But a shift in the market, egged-on by rising gas prices, brought forth theirfirst less-than-full-size car — the Cordoba personal luxury coupe. We recently came across this one just down the

RealRides of WNY #2371 - 1962 Dodge

A lot of ink has been used over the years writing about Chrysler Corporation’s idea to downsize its big cars for model year 1962, only to make a quick about-face when their sales slumped. Looking ahead to the next decade, I guess they were just ahead of their time. This 1962 Dodge Polara 500is one of those cars. Its styling can be polarizing (Polara-izing?) to some, but I’ve always bee

RealRides of WNY #2366 - 1957 Ford

It’s not all that unusual to see a 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skylinerat a car show/cruise night (or its 1958-59 siblings), but it’s not often something you randomly run across in one of the parking lots around town. That’s where we found this one a few weeks ago though. Okay, it was in a car-related business’ parking lot, but still… And seeing one with its top up is als

RealRides of WNY #2358 - 1976 Mustang

Seen at the recent Classics on the Niagaracar show in the City of Tonawanda, this 1976 Ford Mustang II, as equipped, is about as rare as they come. Check out the Marti info sheet below, and when you get down to the last line you’ll discover that it was the only one produced that year equipped exactly like this one. Add in what looks like a dealer-installed vinyl half-roof and you’ve go

RealRides of WNY #2344 - 1975 Malibu

This 1975 Chevrolet Malibucoupe occupied the bottom rung of Chevy’s midsize ladder. For a few extra bucks ($289 for the V8 model) you could have moved up to the Malibu Classic. Even fancier was the Malibu Classic Landau, while sportier types could opt for the Laguna Type S-3. A year later Chevy would begin phasing out the round headlamps on the Malibu, with the Classic model lineup getting s

RealRides of WNY #2338 - 1967 Barracuda

The first thing I thought when I saw this all-new for 1967 Plymouth Barracudawas, “I don’t remember In-Violetbeing a 1967 color" (it wasn’t). Then I began reminiscing about my own 1967 Barracuda, which I bought in the late summer of 1971. It was a Medium Blue hardtop (not the fastback) with a blue interior. Bench seat, column TorqueFlite automatic, 273 V8, AM radio, whitewalls &a

RealRides of WNY #2316 - 1967 New Yorker

This 1967 Chrysler New Yorkeris just one of the many big ’66-’67 NYers, Newports, and 300s I seem to have come across in the past two or three years. Where have you guys been hiding all of this time? Lol… Maybe the astronomical prices of some old Dodges and Plymouths these days has sent the classic car buyer into a different direction. The New Yorker was, in Chrysler’s wor

RealRides of WNY #2310 - 1965 Fury

Day 4 of “Yeah, it needs a little work…”Unless this car is from north of the border, it’s a1965 Plymouth Fury III(or possibly a Sport Fury, hard to tell with the missing trim bits). In Canada, Plymouth offered a two-door hardtop Fury II in lieu of the pillared two-door sedan which was available in the U.S. lineup (the U.S. Fury II lineup consisted of a two- and four-door s

RealRides of WNY #2296 - 1980 Camaro

The 1980 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinettawas touted as “…the luxurious Camaro. Quiet. Comfortable. Yet, with a blend of sport styling and lean lines that puts a different accent on luxury.”The rims, white-letter tires, and rear spoiler on today’s RealRideseem to belie the impression of the Berlinetta that Chevy was trying to make in the brochure quotes from above. The illustrat

RealRides of WNY #2280 - 1977 Mark V

One car, two days. Or as we like to say around here, “If you wait long enough eventually somebody will move the car so you can photograph the other end.” This 1977 Lincoln Continental Mark Vwas seen (a couple of times) on bike rides through the Town of Tonawanda. Trying to put together the Mark V family tree can be confusing. The original Continental debuted for model year 1940 as part