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Automotive Ads and Brochures

PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 8,755
edited December 2018 in General
This is the place to post images of automotive ads (past or present), old car brochures, etc. In short, anything of an automotive promotional nature that tickles your fancy, or makes you wonder what they were thinking, or is just plain interesting.

We already have Car Commercials, the good, the bad, and the annoying! where we sort of delve into the video world, so let's reserve this one for printed materials.

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  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 8,755
    And if you happen to spot something automotively obscure in your travels, I spotted an (insert obscure car name here) classic car today! is the place to share

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  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 8,755
    How about this selection from a 1937 GM booklet titled, We Drivers. "A series of brief discussions on driving, dedicated to the safety, comfort and pleasure of the motoring public"


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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,468
    edited December 2018
    Here's a car that probably wouldn't like hills at all: I'd imagine this ad is from around 1960?


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  • fintailfintail Posts: 47,389
    Old ad illustrations can be amusing. By the looks of the people, this car is about 50 feet wide:

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  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 2,553
    Dad had a black 59 Catalina coupe with a red interior. The floors rusted and transmission issues forced him to trade it in 65 for a low mile 63 Olds Dynamic 88 Holiday coupe.

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  • berriberri Posts: 9,768
    I had an old 63 Olds in college. Not a good car experience and definitely used a bad trany like your Pontiac. Lots of other issues as well.
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 8,755
    fintail said:

    Old ad illustrations can be amusing. By the looks of the people, this car is about 50 feet wide:

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    I dunno... my '66 Newport was pretty wide :)

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  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 8,755
    edited December 2018

    Here's a car that probably wouldn't like hills at all: I'd imagine this ad is from around 1960?


    The illustration makes it look bigger :)


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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,468
    sda said:

    Dad had a black 59 Catalina coupe with a red interior. The floors rusted and transmission issues forced him to trade it in 65 for a low mile 63 Olds Dynamic 88 Holiday coupe.

    That's not rust. In advertising parlance, those holes would have been called "ground effects". B)

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,468
    PF_Flyer said:

    Here's a car that probably wouldn't like hills at all: I'd imagine this ad is from around 1960?


    The illustration makes it look bigger :)


    I'd actually pay to see him get in and out of that thing. Or maybe he's a long-retired NBA star and is actually 7' 4"?

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  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 8,755
    Pretty sure I drove one of those at Autopia in Disneyland :)

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,468
    edited December 2018
    I wonder if ad agencies were employing out-of-work poets in 1949?










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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 10,047
    Here's one for a car I am familiar with:


    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6, 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Holiday Coupe

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 10,047
    One more:


    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6, 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Holiday Coupe

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 10,047
    I wish I had this too:



    Gotta love that trendy '60s gal and her style.

    Funny thing about this ad - every version of it I've ever seen has this sort of golden yellow paint on the car, but they didn't offer such a shade that year. The only yellow available was a pale creamy yellow called Saffron (Chevy called it Butternut Yellow). This definitely isn't that.

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6, 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Holiday Coupe

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,468
    Yikes---don't drink and dress!

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  • omarmanomarman Posts: 1,644
    edited December 2018
    I was still in HS when I first saw one of these in the wild. But it wasn't as pretty as the ad. It was loaded on a flat bed truck and looked like it had been rolled at least 1x.

    edit to add: Didn't Pontiac market a black and gold Trans Am in '76 or so? I'd have to search for it but I think it was before the ('77) Bandit edition.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,468
    Quite a few manufacturers did:



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  • fintailfintail Posts: 47,389
    Oh the 80s:

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    Something special for someone who had one of these:

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    And something amusing:

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,468
    Calling a 1980s Rolls the "Best Car in the World" is pretty hilarious. Yeah, maybe if they threw in a tow truck.

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  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 2,553
    I like the fintail in red. The euro headlights look sleek.

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 10,047
    I’m reminded of the old Rodney Dangerfield line in a run of jokes about his car. “I bought the perfect second car though - a tow truck!”  

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,468
    Bada-Boom!

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,468
    Early Hatchback?


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  • benjaminhbenjaminh Posts: 4,292
    edited December 2018
    I like these car ads from different eras! Fun stuff.

    And here are some more from the pages of the Saturday Evening Post from the early months of 1923....



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  • benjaminhbenjaminh Posts: 4,292
    edited December 2018
    1923....Norman Rockwell was hired by Overland to do the art for the last ad in this set.






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  • benjaminhbenjaminh Posts: 4,292
    edited December 2018
    1923....The Oakland and GM advertisement states that 1 in 7 cars in the US has been built by GM as of 1923. By 1940 probably about 1 in 3 were GM cars. Rickenbacker was founded by World War I flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker....

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Rickenbacker





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  • benjaminhbenjaminh Posts: 4,292
    edited December 2018
    As we know, in 1923 many car frames were still made of wood, which made Dodge's all-steel construction advanced. As a kid I saw a car from maybe 1930 that had been abandoned in a ditch decades ago, and I was amazed that part of it were made of wood.




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  • benjaminhbenjaminh Posts: 4,292
    edited December 2018
    When I was a kid in the early 1970s I liked looking at my great-grandmother's old National Geographics from the 1950s. I liked the articles and pictures, but I liked the ads even more—especially the old car ads. But before the last few days I've only seen a few car ads from the teens and 20s. Here are some more from 1923....I didn't know before seeing this Hudson ad that a few cars in the 1920s used a substantial amount of aluminum.





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  • benjaminhbenjaminh Posts: 4,292
    edited December 2018
    In 1923 the Auburn (and most other cars) were started by pressing your foot on the starter button on the floor.




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