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RealRides of WNY - 1939 Packard

This 1939 Packard Sixis still getting a workout. Notice the kayak racks in place. In some circles these cars are referred to as the Packard One-Ten, but all of the literature I’ve seen uses the Six moniker, which differentiates it from the Eight & Twelve series of cars. One ad told us how the ’39 Packards had been voted as America’s handsomest car in an unbiased national surv

RealRides of WNY - 1976 Laguna S-3

Chevy told us that the 1976 Chevelle Laguna Type S-3was “The Sportiest Chevelle.”If nothing else, it appears to have been the Chevelle with the longest model designation. A couple of things immediately made the S-3 stand out from the other Chevelles: “…an aerodynamically styled urethane ‘soft’ front end that [told] anyone watching you’re not about to go t

RealRides of WNY - 1989 Eldorado

Came across this 1989 Cadillac Eldoradoa few weeks ago while bicycling through Kenmore. This was from (according to Wikipedia) the Eldo’s 11thgeneration, but they consider the first-gen to be the 1953 limited-production convertible, and the 2ndthrough 7thgeneration cars to be the higher-end coupes and convertibles which sat above the DeVilles in the Cadillac hierarchy. The first front-drive

RealRides of WNY - 1978 LTD II

This 1978 Ford LTD IIcomes to us from a very confusing point in the North American automobile-naming era. In MY 1977 Ford’s mid-sized models morphed into this LTD II, replacing the both Torino and Elite nameplates with a name usually associated with Ford’s full-sized models; while its cousin, the Mercury Montego, moved all of its cars (including four-doors and station wagons!) under th

RealRides of WNY - AMC Matador, c1977

This AMC Matador, c1977, features the posh Barcelona package, which was available only on the coupe until MY 1978. It included the two-toned paint you see here, as well as individual reclining front seats in your choice of tan or black Knap knit fabric, color-keyed 24-oz. cut pile carpeting, and other unique trim bits, badges, etc. to set the Barcelona off from other Matadors. We came across this

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Road Runner

In my mind, this is what a 1969 Plymouth Road Runnershould look like — post coupe and no fancy wheels. That’s what the original Road Runner debuted as for 1968, but for some reason Plymouth added a 2-door hardtop before the model year was done, and then a convertible for 1969. If you wanted fancy you could buy a GTX! — the Road Runner was supposed to be a no-frills performance ca

RealRides of WNY - 1941 Ford

You’d think that the1941 Fordwould have been one of the last before wartime production of cars ground to a halt. But no, there actually was a 1942 model, and 160,500 of them were built before Ford shifted over to production of war materiel. (Sometimes we forget that the new models are introduced in the fall before their model-year designation.) The next new Fords were 1946 models (which were

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1978 Scirocco

This 1978 Volkswagen Scirocco, bought new from Don Laks VW in Orchard Park, was my own personal ride from 1978 through the winter of 1981. The Scirocco was a sports coupe based on VW’s Golf (which debuted in North America as the Rabbit [see below]) — but the Scirocco actually was introduced six months ahead of the Golf, in Europe 1974 and in the U.S. a year later. Sporting front-wheel-

RealRides of WNY - 1975 Dart Hang 10

An ad for the 1975 Dodge Dart Hang10 called it ”…a sensible car of a distinctly different stripe.”Yes, there was that “wave” stripe which ran down the sides of the Hang 10, but a peek in the windows would reveal even more stripeyness. We didn’t get an interior shot that day in Cheektowagaback in 2012 when we came across this RealRide,but we didrecently find the

RealRides of WNY - 1991 Firebird

Seeing that this 1991 Firebirdis not wearing a lot of the extra plastic cladding seen on many Pontiacs of the era, we’re guessing that it’s either a base model or a Formula. A couple of things here are throwing us off the scent: a lack of Formula decals anywhere to be seen, and those exhaust pipes. The decals could be chalked up to a respray at some point; the pipes could have been add