Tag - Classic Car Ads

1977 Volkswagen Dasher: Favorite Car Ads

Lighter on text than some previous VW ads, this brilliant ‘vert hits all the big points. First, the woman in the ad is in no hurry to do something crazy and conventional, like get married. She is smart enough to recognize value and utility when she see...

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1974 Jeep CJ-5: Favorite Car Ads (Levi’s content)

Thank God for American Motors (AMC) and Levi’s. You, the blue jeans people. In 1973, AMC began selling its funky subcompact Gremlin with officially branded Levi’s seating surfaces. Though seat material was not actually denim, it looked the part, with c...

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1982 Cadillac Cimarron: Favorite Car Ads

We’re stopping short of calling the Cimarron unholy, but the selective sharing of information as seen in this ad is, at least by Catholic standards, is sinful. Cadillac’s J-Car was little more than a gussied-up Chevrolet Cavalier, and was sent to showr...

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1974 Volvo: Favorite Car Ads

If you’re impressed by attention to detail, you’ll certainly be impressed by this 1974 Volvo print ad. While American carmakers at the time were selling consumers on style and affordable luxury, Volvo was sharing with car shoppers the virtues of its se...

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1937 Ford: Favorite Car Ads (V8 Ford)

I thought Buick was the doctor’s car, no? In the grand scheme of thing, back when there was a definite hierarchy of automotive brands in the U.S., it was a little unlikely that a practicing doctor drove something as mainstream as a Ford. But, there is ...

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1956 Nash: Favorite Car Ads

If you’re my age, you giggle a little every time you read or watch something about child safety, at least child safety as it relates to car travel. I was born in 1965, and about the closest my parents ever came to worrying about my well being in the ca...

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