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RealRides of WNY - 1959 El Camino

Another day, another pickup. Although, this one’s much more car-like than yesterday’s RealRide. That’s because this 1959 Chevrolet El Caminois basically a heavily modified Chevy station wagon. The brochure called it “…an ideal blend of passenger car glamour and truck utility that will add enjoyment to your tasks and status to your business!”Would Chevy had even

RealRides of WNY - 1980 El Camino

Saw this pretty well-preserved 1980 Chevy El Caminolast summer in the parking lot of a swap meet in Dunkirk. I could never understand why this body style faded from popularity here in North America. The modern-era car/truck was begun by Ford for MY 1957, and followed by Chevy for 1959. In Australia, the ute, as it’s known Down Under, was still popular well into the twenty-teens, with version

RealRides of WNY - 1957 Ford Ranchero

Now here’s a two-tone combination you almost never see anymore — this 1957 Ford Rancheroappears to be painted in white along with a Thunderbird Bronze (I don’t see anything else remotely close in the standard Ford color chart for 1957 [see below]; but the ’59 models offered a Tahitian Bronze hue [also below]). The Ranchero was a new model for Ford in North America, but ther

RealRides of WNY - Ford Ranchero, c1978

This c1978 Ford Ranchero looks to be in pretty good shape — well, except for that hood. What do you suppose happened there? The models from 1977-79, which all look pretty much the same, were the seventh and final generation — so far — of the North American ute from Ford. I wouldn’t be surprised some day to see this body style make a comeback. This one was was seen over the