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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

RealRides of WNY - 1934 Ford

Day 1 of “A Little Off the Top Week”Welcome to Chopped Tops Week. A few of our subject vehicles will have gone much farther than just lopping a few inches off the posts, so today’s RealRide, a 1934 Ford V-8 Three-Window Coupe, is rather tame by comparison to some of what’s to come. It still has 1934-style wire wheels and, other than the top, a pretty much stock-looking body

RealRides of WNY - 1973 LeMans

The cover of the brochure called it “Pontiac’s sporty new mid-sized car.”But it was a bit of a stretch a few pages later, when this 1973 Pontiac LeMans Sportwas described as a “2-door Colannade Hardtop.” Yes, it did have two doors, the top was hard, and it featured GM’s new Colannade styling, but in the automotive world of the 20thcentury, a 2-door hardtop was t

RealRides of WNY - 1940 Ford

This 1940 Ford Coupemay not have had the new-for-1940 grille of the Deluxe models, but it still had a Ford V8 engine under the hood. Ford had a practice of using the previous year’s front clip on its standard lineup for a few years, and it always confused the heck out of me. In the brochure they told us that the Coupe“…carries three with even greater ease [than the sedan], since

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Avanti

If you’re face-to-face with a 1963 Studebaker Avanti, odds are you’re at a car show or in a museum. But every once in a while you come across one in the wild, like this one, seen a few weeks ago in a Lockportparking lot. The Avanti was certainly one of the more stunningly designed American cars of 1963, but a series of production problems led to only 3,834 of them being produced in thi

RealRides of WNY - Insight, c2000

Remember when theHonda Insight (c2000)was brand new? I do (I test drove one) and I also remember thinking to myself “Oh my God, all hybrid cars are going to be weird-looking.” Well, that turned out not to be the case. But I still think it holds true for this car. Futuristic? Yes. But the future wasn’t here yet back in November 1999 when the Insight debuted. Sold for model years 2

RealRides of WNY - 1937 Chevy

The Ford-Chevrolet rivalry went on for decades, but readers born since the advent of the internet might not even be aware that this was ever a thing. The two automakers were at the top of the U.S. sales heap for years, with Chevy finally taking off with the title (not counting pickup trucks, of course!) back in the 1960s. For a while, anyway. When this 1937 Chevrolet Mastercoupe was new, Ford was

RealRides of WNY - 1984 Supra

Saw this 1984 Toyota Celica Supraa couple of summers ago at a Sunday car show in the Village of Kenmore. The Supra started life in 1978 in Japan as the Celica Supra, essentially a more luxe, six-cylinder version of the Celica. Today’s RealRideis from that car’s second-generation, which was introduced for MY 1982 and lasted through 1986. The third-gen car was a bit late to the starting