Advertisements from long, long ago — classic car edition

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

  1. The Packard is for me.

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  2. bobcabkings says:

    We had a 55 Studebaker much the same style as that 53 in the add. Actually, we had it twice. My parents traded it in on a Studebaker Lark station wagon when I turned 16. Then, a few years later my Mom saw it on a used car lot and bought it. I drove it for a couple of years until the rust monster did it in. It was traded in again on a VW Bug. One of the dealer’s mechanics bought it and put the engine in a dragster. It had been built at the very end of the 55 model year run when they had run out of the standard engine with a two barrel carburetor and single exhaust. An engine meant for the 56 line of a more muscle car model went in with a 4 barrel and dual exhausts.

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  3. jenny_o says:

    Excellent ! Most cars nowadays are so similar to each other, it’s hard to find your own vehicle in a parking lot – lol

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  4. pkadams says:

    Great selection of ads

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  5. Paul Sweet says:

    The 1953 Studebaker has always been one of my favorites.

    It’s ironic that the cars were very colorful, with 2-tone or 3-tone paint jobs, back in the days of black & white TVs with only 13 channels, but now that we have HD color TVs with hundreds of channels most of the cars are black or white or one of 50 shades of gray.

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    • I’ve been puzzling over that phenomenon for a while now. Any idea what brought on this sudden reluctance to use actual colors on cars? It’s so weird to look out at a full parking lot and see almost nothing but black, white, and gray, as if I were in a movie from the 1930s.

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  6. Michelle says:

    I’d have that De Soto. Or the Pontiac. Red is my very favourite car colour. What a fantastically interesting post 💖

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  7. I’d take that ’53 red Ford truck, if it was a Chevy. 😉

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  8. It’s hard to pick a favorite. Those were the days, my friend! 😀

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  10. Jennie says:

    This was so much fun!

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  11. V.M.Sang says:

    The first one doesn’t look very European to me!

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  12. ibikenyc says:

    Ooh! Ahh! 🙂

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