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RealRides of WNY - 1983 Mirada

This 1983 Dodge Miradaseems a little odd IMO, for two reasons. First of all, according to the window sticker we saw on the front seat, it came from the factory with Chrysler’s 225cid Slant Six under the hood — it just seems out of character here; that, and the fact that it doesn’t have some sort of a fancy top. A quick peek at the brochure shows more than one optional roof offeri

RealRides of WNY - 1982 T-Bird

Looking again at these 1982 Ford Thunderbirdphotos had me re-reading an article about Thunderbird nicknames on hemmings.comwhich appeared over the summer. The writer told us the cars from this era (1980-82) are known as Box Birds. Can’t say that I’ve heard that before. I amhowever familiar with the Square Birdterm affectionately bestowed upon the 1958-60 models (below), and I think it&

RealRides of WNY - Subaru SVX

We featured this Subaru SVXback in 2014 on our old Artvoicecar blog called YouAutoKnow. And seeing that we haven’t come across another one since then, why not bring it back for an encore! The SVX was built from 1991-96 and over 14,000 of them were sold in the U.S. I think I’ve seen two of them. Maybe. One for sure. Most of the cars were All-Wheel-Drive, not surprising from Subaru, but

RealRides of WNY - 1977 Aspen

Before you say that this 1977 Dodge Aspen R/Tis all show and no go, you should know that, besides the standard Slant 6 engine, there was also a standard 318cid V8 in the eight-cylinder model. Upgrades under the hood consisted of either a 2- or 4-bbl 360 V8, and while they were both connected to TorqueFlite automatics, the 318 could be had with an optional 4-speed. Today’s RealRidehas another

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Volvo

This 1963 Volvo 1800 Sreally stood out from the ususal gang of suspects at one of this summer’s weekly cruise-ins in Olcott. The sun was wreaking havoc with our photography attempts, butat leastin the rear view with the sun behind usthe little Swedish sports car’s lines come through nicely. Road & Trackmagazine, in the almost identical 1964 model’s brochure, called it “

RealRides of WNY - 1988 XJ-S

Had you found yourself at the annual car show in Gratwick Park in North Tonawandaa couple of summers ago (held during the hydroplane races), and you had money burning a hole in your pocket, you might have made an offer on this 1988 Jaguar XJ-S, complete with what Jaguar called “fixed head bodywork.”(Most of us would have called it a coupe, or at best, not a convertible.) Hopefully your

RealRides of WNY - 1974 LeMans

We usually eschew taking photos through a chainlink fence, but every once in a while you come across something so seldom seen that you just have to do it anyway. Like this 1974 Pontiac Luxury LeMans, seen over the summer during a bicycle ride to Niagara Falls. This one’s missing the factory-installed rear fender skirts, is shod with aftermarket rims, and I doubt that those rear pipes were th

RealRides of WNY - 1977 Fury Sport

Regular readers of this space for the past five years probably won’t be surprised to hear that this 1977 Plymouth Fury Sportwas one of my favorite entries in this summer’s “A Tasteless Car Show” in West Seneca. And before you get the wrong idea, it was called “tasteless” because originally the car show was to be part of the annual Taste of West Senecafoodie even

RealRides of WNY - 1971 Trans Am

At a glance you can tell this is a 1971 Pontiac Trans Am. Yes, they were almost identical to the 1970 model, but the 455 HO identification on the hood scoop is a dead giveaway. A year earlier in 1970, the Trans Am’s power came from a 400cid, 345-hp V8, while all 1971 models had the 455cid HO (high output) V8 which was rated at 335 hp. Just to make things clear, starting with MY 1971 all manu

RealRides of WNY - 1950 Ford

Day 3 of “A Little Off the Top Week”It seems as Chopped Top Weekgoes on, the builds are getting more involved. This 1950 Ford Coupehas undergone a raft of changes. Lakes pipes, fender skirts, frenched headlights, custom-shaped grille opening with insert, reshaped hood, chrome wheels, shaved door handles — and a non-1950 Ford paintjob!. And those are just the things we can see fro