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RealRides of WNY - 1967 Ford Mustang

Here’s a 1967 Ford Mustang convertible, seen a few months ago in Tonawanda. The ‘67 model year saw Ford’s first major restyle of its popular pony car. This one seems to be wearing a few non-stock extras, like the grille and fog lamps of a Mustang GT, scoops behind the doors from a c1967 Shelby Mustang G.T. 350/500 (with a Cobra emblem, no less), and the optional styled-steel whee

RealRides of WNY - 1972 Olds Cutlass Supreme

I’m not much of a betting man, but if I were I’d lay odds that this 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme is owned by a guy named Tommy. He might even hang around in Tonawanda, where I found this car last summer not far from the RealRides head office. There were two different two-door hardtop rooflines offered in Olds’ mid-size lineup in 1972: this “elegantly formal roofline&rdqu

RealRides of WNY - 1999 Toyota Avalon

This 1999 Toyota Avalon is to a Camry as a 1999 Chevrolet Lumina was to a Malibu — it gave buyers something to move up to while keeping them “in house.” The Avalon is still in production, as kind of a lower-cost option for current Camry drivers who aren’t quite willing to part with the cash that moving up to a Lexus would entail. Saw this one a couple of weeks ago in Tonawa

RealRides of WNY - Buick Park Avenue, c1988

This Buick Park Avenue, circa 1988, had many of the posh amenities of the day — coach lamps, cruise control, front and rear reading lights… but it had neither the size nor the horsepower of top-of-the-line Buick sedans of the past. It did however, have a trunk-mounted luggage rack, which, I’d hazard a guess, has never in its life seen a piece of actual luggage. Found this exampl

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Plymouth Barracuda

This 1967 Plymouth Barracuda is owned by RealRides reader John Yanik of Tonawanda. It has a 273CID V8, connected to a TorqueFlite automatic transmission which is mounted on the console between the optional bucket seats. This was the first year the Barracuda was available in three body styles: convertible, hardtop, and a fastback like John’s. (I had a blue hardtop myself, back in the day.) He

RealRides of WNY - 1975 Buick LeSabre Custom

Always nice to be reminded at this time of year that yes, we do have a summer around here. Here’s a 1975 Buick LeSabre Custom, seen passing the RealRides reviewing stand during last summer’s Canal Fest Parade on the Tonawanda side. This was the final year for the big Buick convertible, as the feds had the auto industry running scared about rollover safety concerns, and most manufacture

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Chevy Impala

If you were around 52 years ago, odds are pretty good that someone in your neighborhood had a 1965 Chevy Impala — maybe even this very car, which was seen last summer at the Mt. St. Mary Academy car show in Tonawanda. Chevy sold over a million Impalas for 1965 — not just one million Chevys, but a million Impalas! Add in the cheaper Biscaynes and Bel Airs, as well as Chevy II, Corvair,

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Ford Mustang

This 1969 Ford Mustang hardtop, seen over the summer in Tonawanda, reinforces my love for the notchback versions of these cars. Yes, the fastbacks may have been swoopier looking, and maybe even more practical with their fold-down rear seats, but I’ve always felt that these were the handsomer of the bunch. Nice to see one like this which is still pretty stock-looking. I’ll give the owne

RealRides of WNY - 1975 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow

I love seeing cars like this 1975 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow mixed in with the “normal” cars in local parking lots. This one was seen over the summer in Tonawanda, which kind of made me feel like I was bicycling down Rodeo Drive. Eagle-eyed RealRide observers might also notice the bright yellow Chevy SSR in the background. And is that Ringo Starr in the window of the building in the mai

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Dodge Polara

This 1973 Dodge Polara is either an ex-police cruiser or a police cruiser wannabe. The Polara and Plymouth’s Fury were very popular with police agencies (and taxi drivers) back in the day, as they were roomy and had monster V8 engines available under the hood. This one was seen a few weeks ago in Tonawanda.Jim Corbran, RRofWNYGot a RealRide you'd like to see featured here? Drop us a line atr