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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 #2342 - 1975 Fiat

Today marks the first appearance of a 1975 Fiat 128 Sport L Coupeon the RealRidespages. We came across it at this year’s Toy Town Car Show in East Aurora. A separate badge on the rear (1300) refers to the car’s 1290cc transversely mounted SOHC inline four, which drives the front wheels via a floor-mounted four-speed transmission. It’s owned by Chaffee’s Owen Stacey, who is

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 - 1939 Ford

I swore to myself I wouldn’t say this out loud to anybody, but when I saw this 1939 Ford De Luxepulling in to the parking lot of a recent cruise night at the Made In America Store in Elma… yes, out of the corner of my eye (and not my good eye, I might add), I thought it was… gasp… a VW Beetle. Apologies to the owner. You can tell this is a De Luxe and not the Standard mo

RealRides of WNY - 1976 Mustang II

They sold a ton of these shrunken pony cars, but where are they all now? This particular one, a 1976 Ford Mustang II MPG Ghia,was spotted last summer at the annual car show held at St. Gabriel’s in Elma. For 1976 Ford tacked on the MPGmoniker to most of the new Mustangs, including the Cobra II, but not the Mach 1(see the brochure blurbs below)— to take advantage of the (then) current g

RealRides of WNY - 1937 Plymouth

A quick glance at the brochure illustration below shows that this 1937 Plymouth DeLuxecoupe has had a headlight upgrade to sealed beams, which I’m sure are better at night but they don’t have the visual charm of the original setup. That same brochure also seemed to reallylike the new Plymouth’s hubcaps: “And those gleaming discs with their sparkling chromium plate might be

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Firebird

A hand-written addition to the build sheet for this1973 Pontiac Firebird Formula 455indicates that it’s just one of only 227 Formula Firebirds that were built that year with both the 455cid V8 and a 4-speed manual transmission. This one’s painted Verdant Green, and also has a few other add-ons which you can see for yourself in the above photo of the build sheet. We came across it last

RealRides of WNY - 1974 Montego

If you were around in the mid-1970s, you won’t be surprised at the sight of this 1974 Mercury Montego MX Brougham, with its after-market two-piece vinyl top. Or… is it? Just about every car dealer back in the day had a shop somewhere in town which was more than happy to add a few hun to the window sticker to gussy-up everything from a Ford Pinto to a Buick LeSabre. From a few houses d

RealRides of WNY - 1974 Elite

The fender badge on this 1974 Ford Gran Torino Eliteshows that, when introduced that year it was part of the Torino lineup. When the 1975 models debuted it was a standalone model with no Gran Torino moniker attached. The Gran Torino Elite was an immediate hit, with initial-year sales of over 96,000; the following year that number jumped to over 123,000. The downside of that was the effect on Thund