These Vintage Car Advertisements Haven’t Aged Well
Marketing has come a long way since the '50s.
This modern classic hit the market in the 1950s. Its print ad said that it offered hydraulic steering and a new Hydra-Matic Super Drive engine! Sounds very sci-fi.
This new car had room for a sizable crew—and a low price tag, to boot. The print ad published in 1960 showed exactly how you could squeeze six adults in there. Wonder how comfortable they were?
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’67 Grand Prix
You could put the top down on the new ’67 Grand Prix to make a luxurious convertible.
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’63 Mercury Comet
This model was one of Ford’s first convertibles. It offered adjustable brakes and an optional stick shift.
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’68 Cutlass S
This ’68 Oldsmobile was marketed as anything but “old,” targeting a new demographic with the “Youngmobile” tagline.
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’66 Dodge Polara
The Polara promised more “go, show, and spice” for the same price as smaller models. Exactly what “spice” entails is anyone’s guess.
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This Buick hit the market in 1964 and offered a “posh and peaceful” interior.
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Mercury Cyclone ’67
The Mercury Cyclone was marketed as “the Man’s Car for men who like their action big!” My, how advertising has changed!
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Monte Carlo Landau
Chevrolet designed this elegantly sculpted automobile in 1970 with the intention of turning heads.
This car was almost 18 feet long! Imagine trying to parallel park that beast in a city spot these days…
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The Swept-Wing by Dodge offered a more “cooped-up” look. Did that mean something different back in the ’50s?
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When this shiny red convertible hit the market in 1966, it was advertised as being “slim and trim” and “neat and nifty.”
These vintage car commercials have not aged well!
Monterey S-55, 1962
Wow. That’s a lot of red.
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’60 De Soto
You didn’t have to be rich to buy this car, but the advertisement sure made it seem nice.
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This shiny gold car by Cadillac came out in 1968.
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