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RealRides of WNY - Dodge Daytona

The Dodge Daytona Turbo Zwas produced from 1984-86. Turbo Z equipment included a close-ratio 5-speed, nitrogen-filled shocks, “ground effects all around including front air dam and rear spoiler,”and something Dodge described as “massive 15-inch cast aluminum wheels fitted with Goodyear Eagle GT performance tires.”I wonder what those copy writers would say if they saw some o

RealRides of WNY - 1975 Grand Prix

You never know what you might find in a used car lot these days. Over the summer I came across this 1975 Pontiac Grand Prixon a lot in North Collins. According to a sign in the car’s window, it had 92k miles, power windows & locks, and an 8-track tape player — of which the seller noted “If you don’t know what that is ask your parents.” Or, depending on your age, y

RealRides of WNY - 1985 Thunderbird

Nice to see a 1985 Ford Thunderbirdthese days which still looks like it did the day it left the factory. Well, maybe except for those deer whistles on the grille, Lol. This generation of Ford’s personal luxury coupe (the ninth by most counts) debuted for MY 1983, and would continue on through MY 1988. We saw this one over the summer at the Vintage Iron Car & Bike Show hosted by the Scran

RealRides of WNY - 1997 Riviera

When the name was reintroduced for MY 1995, the brochure told us “Everyone won. The stylists. The engineers. The sculptors. The safety devotees and the comfort team and the test track drivers. And most of all, you.”Yeah, I guess that’s just about everyone all right. The brochure for the mostly unchanged 1997 Buick Rivieraseen here called it “The world’s most spacious

RealRides of WNY - Metropolitan

Maybe we should label this one a “former” RealRide, as this 1954-55 Nash Metropolitanis now a permanent piece of advertising, perched out front of a Lackawannatransmission shop. Early Mets had the single-bar grille seen on this one (although it was chrome-plated, as were the bumpers), while the 1956 models switched over to a mesh insert fitted into a chrome surround. Those later models

RealRides of WNY - 1978 Toronado

Yeah, I’d say this 1978 Oldsmobile Toronado Brougham XSis pretty rare — only 2,453 of them left the factory that year. The XS was actually an option package for Olds’ big front-wheel-drive coupe... an option package with an MSRP of $2,700 which included a “…sliding sunroof and panoramic rear window.”Olds mentioned in the brochure “sunroof reduces headroom

RealRides of WNY - 1965 VW

Hard to believe but, under the skin this 1965 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghiais pretty much a VW Beetle. They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, and VW will second that motion I’m sure, as they showed in the ad we’ve posted below. Many VW ads of the era were produced with their (VW’s) tongue firmly in cheek. We came across this two-toned Ghia over the summer at a cruise night

RealRides of WNY - 1978 Lincoln

This 1978 Lincoln Continental Coupé is the entry-level Lincoln, if you will. Oddly, it was two- to three-grand cheaper than the compact/mid-size Versailles, which was largely based on Ford’s Granada. Those wishing not to appear toocheap could move up to the Lincoln Continental Town Car (four-door) or Town Coupé. They were very similar on the outside other than some trim bits, b

RealRides of WNY - 1984 Fuego

When we crouched down to photograph this 1984 Renault Fuegoat the September to Remember Car Show/Swap Meetat the Orleans County Fairgrounds in Albion, we were asked “Are you interested in Fuegos?” “We’re interested in anything that’s different,” was our reply. And the Fuego is certainly different. You’re forgiven if you’ve never heard of nor seen one

RealRides of WNY - 1958 Metropolitan

Came across this 1958 Metropolitancoupe in a Pembrokeparking lot the weekend of the annual Kiwanis Club car show last month. Model year 1958 was just past the halfway point for the little imported three-passenger sub-compact sold at Rambler dealers(they werealso sold at Hudson dealers after their merger with Nash formed American Motors in 1955). Introduced for MY 1954 withNash badging, the final M