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RealRides of WNY - 1970s CitiCar

I’m guessing that this mid-1970s Sebring-Vanguard CitiCar didn’t spend a lot of time in the wind tunnel while undergoing development (they were built from 1974-77). Early versions of the car had a top speed of 26 mph, and were “powered” by a 3-hp electric motor. Later on, production was taken over by an outfit called Commuter Vehicles, Inc., who renamed it the Comuta-car (f

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Ford Mustang

Again, I’ll allow my prejudices to show through while I admit that non-fastbacks like this 1970 Ford Mustang hardtop are my favorites of this era of the original pony car. A Google search for 1970 Mustang shows a gaggle of fastbacks, most of which seem to be either the Mach 1 or a variation of the Boss series (302 or 429). Saw this one last summer in Youngstown.Jim Corbran, RRofWNYGot a Real

RealRides of WNY - Ferrari 250 GTO replicar

What we’re looking at here is a Ferrari 250 GTO replicar — maybe not quite as exciting as finding an actual Ferrari 250 GTO, a race car built from 1962-64 (one of which changed hands in 2013 for over $55 million and is being touted as the most expensive car ever sold), but still not something you come across every day. Many of the replicars use early Datsun Z cars as a starting point,

RealRides of WNY - 1957 Chevy Two-Ten

A few years ago, when we were writing this column for another publication, we featured this 1957 Chevy Two-Ten buried under a pile of snow in Youngstown. I’d forgotten that I returned that spring and took another photo. And here it is. Unusual these days to find a Tri-Five unmolested. Hopefully this one has (will?) remain in this pretty much stock condition.Jim Corbran, RRofWNYGot a RealRide

RealRides of WNY - 1962 Imperial Crown

Personally, every time I see a car like this 1962 Imperial Crown, I can’t help but think of the old Beverly Hillbillies television show. Chrysler was a sponsor, and the banker (Mr. Drysdale) was always driven around in an Imperial, while his secretary (Miss Hathaway) drove a succession of Mopar convertibles. This gold Crown was found a few weeks ago in Youngstown (sounds like something that

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Pontiac Bonneville

This 1967 Pontiac Bonneville looks like it’s been parked in the jungle of Youngstown for quite some time… until you take a closer look and see that it seems to be wearing a new set of tires. The very unusual front-end styling of the full-sized Pontiacs is one of my favorite looks; it’s quite simple, but unlike anything else on the road at the time… or since! You can&rsquo

RealRides of WNY - 1949 Cadillac Series 62

We pretty much have the lineup which includes this 1949 Cadillac Series 62 Touring Sedan, along with its immediate predecessors in 1948, for the advent of a mid-20th century styling fad. Cadillac, in their promotional pieces, referred to them as “…the smart, aircraft-inspired ‘rudder-type’ fenders,” which we now call tail fins. The styling of the ‘48s and &lsqu

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Mercury Comet

(Day 5 of FeelingBluWeek)For today we’ve saved what just might be the bluest car we’ve featured all week. This 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente was the Big M’s compact drop-top, a post it held through much of the decade. The Comet started life as a cousin to Ford’s Falcon in 1960 (actually, if you go back even farther, the Comet was supposed to be an Edsel, but we all know how t

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Corvair Monza

(Day 2 of 60sWeek)The registration sticker tells me this is a 1969 Chevrolet Corvair Monza, which was the only ragtop available in this, the Corvair’s final year of production. However, that rear panel treatment sure looks like that of the higher-priced Corsa model of 1965-66, which of course wouldn’t have a Monza emblem on the front fender, or federally-mandated side-marker lights (wh