Returning after Toyota week, this issue is quite a jump forward in time from the last Ads’ post of 1981. More than two years ahead, 1983 seems just about to leave the Malaise era behind- at least judging by the ads.
Anyway, it’s firmly into the Eighties. Starting off with the very sleek Audi 5000 (100):
Compere the Audi with this, a car from different times.
Another relic from the past, this Golf was about to be replaced soon (I refuse to call it Rabbit, it’s a silly name).
Start the count: One.
This ad is more like a fashion ad than a car, let alone a truck.
I know we’ve rehashed this over here at CC, but I still cannot get over how they managed to turn a perfectly handsome car into this.
I mean, just look at this. I found some slides from a trip I had with my parents way back in 1984. This is the Hertz-hired Escort (in Austria).
Not a car, but a legend still.
Small SUVs are in. This, and the S-15 above.
Who can forget this- the future. Oh, and The Best GM Ever…
The Cavalier. On wait- it’s a Buick?
Four. That’s four ads involving the L-Body Charger/Turismo. And the second involving Shelby.
Some weird and wonderful cars in the classifieds:
I’ve inserted this very innocent-like piece about a new military vehicle, about to replace the iconic M151. Humble beginnings…:
More to come thought the week- stay tuned.