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RealRides of WNY - 1964 T-Bird

There seem to be quite a few examples of the 1964 Ford Thunderbirdroaming around WNY. This one, seen a few weeks ago in a Tonawandaparking lot, is in triple black, and features a set of wire wheels (not wire wheel covers) which were a $415.20 option back in the day — a cost which included a set of whitewall tires. Surprisingly, whitewalls were an option on all1964 T-Birds ($42.10). I can&rsq

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Austin-Healey

Two of the options available on the 1967 Austin Healey 3000 Mk IIsports convertible were a radio “…which gives good reception in all countries of the world,”and a fresh-air heater of which “…the arrangement of the controls is such that a range of fresh air from hot to cold can be forced into the car interior to suit prevailing weather conditions.”Today’s

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 - 1950 Windsor

Came across Joe Galvin’s 1950 Chrysler Windsor Newporta few weeks back at a Striker’s LanesFriday cruise night in West Seneca. The two-door hardtop body style was a relatively new phenomenon in 1950, and Chrysler touted it in its advertising: “Visibility unlimited! You can see out in all directions in the Newport, for there is practically nothing to interfere with your vision. Do

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Ford Thunderbird

One advantage of having a modern phone with a built-in camera is shots like this — a 1963 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster which was passing by as I waited for a light a few summers ago in Niagara Falls. Technically a convertible with a removable molded fiberglass tonneau cover, which turned the four-seater into a very l-o-n-gtwo-seater, the Sports Roadster was nonetheless considered a separ

RealRides of WNY - 1966 MGB

We learned a few things while researching this 1966 MGB, seen a couple of summers ago in Kenmore: the hard top seen here, which we’d assumed was some sort of aftermarket buy, was actually a factory option (see brochure page illustration at right);the wire wheels, which seem to be on just about every old MG still in existence, were also optional; and even in 1966, the MGB had twin 6-volt batt

RealRides of WNY - 1962 Ford Thunderbird

Season’s Greetings, indeed! It doesn’t have to be Christmas to throw greetings out to passers-by! ABuffalo West Side yard was the backdrop last summer for this gorgeous 1962 Ford Thunderbird. Itswire wheels contrast nicely with the Caspian Blue paint job, and the never-seen-on-a-new-car-these-days blue interior is very inviting. If ordered from the factory, those wheels were a $373.30