Automotive print advertising must reach out and grab the attention of readers to entice them to visit dealers and buy cars. Back in the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s, some went to great lengths to sell their rolling masterpieces.
Glamorous building facades, exotic locales, posh parties, cozy picnics, and action-packed sporting events became popular settings. Though consumers likely spent their ownership years with any car using legally designated parking areas, to make a statement some advertisers instead chose to place subject vehicles in spaces that were impractical, normally prohibited, or just plain odd.Since cherished models of this era have now transitioned to collector cruisers from workaday drivers, and a significant number of them have been treated to several-thousand-dollars-worth of restoration work, not many current owners would likely be willing to park their cars in some of the spots depicted in the following ads.
Nevertheless, just seeing these automotive treasures again will transport you to their erstwhile eras.