I like to include vintage TV commercials in my articles and so, naturally, I went looking on YouTube for a Holden Camira ad for today’s post. I selected the launch commercial for the Camira (“The Supercar!”, hah) because of all its 1980s glory. I did, however, stumble across this commercial which stumped me. Just what are those three identical cars the Camira keeps passing?
Surely the answer must be simple as that C-pillar treatment seems so distinctive. But the body color bumpers and wide taillights make it look like a car that ended production in its home country years ago and had its tooling shipped off elsewhere.
And every time I watch this commercial, I think GM T-Car (e.g. Holden Gemini, Buick Opel by Isuzu) but that doesn’t make a lot of sense for a GM-Holden commercial, does it? And as far as I can tell, none of the T-Car derivatives – even the Latin American and Korean ones – ever looked quite like the one in the commercial.
Can you solve this mystery?