Advertisements from long, long ago — classic car edition

16 Responses to Advertisements from long, long ago — classic car edition

  1. There must be something wrong with me. These ancient ads made me want to go car shopping. Seriously. A Camaro! Yeah! Powder blue! No, fire engine red! With soft leather seats, fit for a kitten. I’ll let my husband worry about all the money and mechanical stuff…

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  2. What great cars! The fins! The grills! Bench seats! The ginormous interiors! I want a Wayfarer! Or an “all steel” Plymouth Suburban.

    And 25¢/G gas to drive all that steel around.

    I know our mechanic would rather work on one of those old buggies than the new cars. He had to almost take out the engine just to change a hose on our Nissan.

    Another advantage of all those cars: They’ll still run after an EMP!

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  3. Heh- got so distracted by the cars themselves almost forgot to laugh at the crazy old ad copy.

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  4. Thomas says:

    One beauty — the ~1938 Packard — among so many beasts. Sad to say, I remember all of them. There were still unrestored 1938 Packards roaming the land when I was a lad.

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  5. ksbeth says:

    these are amazing !

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  6. Would you believe that I once owned a Morris Oxford like the one shown? Back in the 1960’s. Bought itsecond hand for £100, when I lived in Melbourne.

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  7. Yvonne says:

    Oh, I really want/need that last car.

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  8. floridaborne says:

    My dogs would love the plymouth suburban. Enough windows for all of them. 🙂

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  9. Very edumacational, Bird. Liked it a lot, but is that a cat in the Corvette or a flying monkey from the Wizard of Oz??? I’m kinda scared to go to sleep now!

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    • Hey Grunt, good to see you — I’ve missed you.

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      • Thank you, Blue. I’ve missed you, too! Are you and the master architect and the family doing well? I bet you’ve been loving that Grandson like crazy, huh?

        Unfortunately, we’ve had to move even farther away from Chippewa Land. We’re in Virginia now, not far from Ting. And things are so busy I don’t have time for blogging or even reading much these days. But it looks like you are more creative than ever! I confess that I’ve been swiping your witticisms to use on my screensaver at work, sometimes altering them to insert a space or NASA angle. It’s been a hit with the local brainiacs. They love you.

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  10. Will S. says:

    Gorgeous old beasts.

    A vanished world, alas…

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