That’s Paul Not-Niedermeyer with the only DeSoto Firemite in all of Austria in 1958. And he’s telling his big sister: Nein, Du kanst nicht mitfahren.
The driver, a bit too young to understand, is demonstrating The Backward Look.
“Hey baby, wanna add some fire to this flite?”
I can also see the young lady’s cool reply: “No thanks. And I think your car’s starting to rust.” Or alternatively, “I appreciate being called DeLightful and DeLovely, but you will still be DeLonely.”
I wish I could hear what she’s saying: she seems to be saying something mean to him in Desoto Vocce
The kid’s a natural.
He’s about to do a Rockford while looking as wholesome as a Rockwell.
“Dig the anodized gold trim!”
He’s testing out the early prototype audible reverse collision warning system.
Hey lady, can you please give me a push?!?!
Boy: “ When I grow up, I’m going to buy a new car with fins just like this.”
Girl: “When you grow up, new cars won’t have fins like that you little toad.”
Paul: “Mein Cabrio springt nicht an. Anschieben, bitte!”
Big sister: “Automatikgetriebe, nicht?? Vergiss es!!” (Schadenfreude included)
Aha! Torqueflite equipped cars could be push started, both the cast iron cased ones and the subsequent aluminum cased ones up through the 1965 year models.
Of course sister could not push it fast enough.
A very lovely photo of sister and brother.
Well how about that, I never knew. Another thing learned!
How fast would sister, as pictured or as an adult, have to push anyway? (never mind the car’s weight).
De Soto to ad executive: ” It was a simple job, make the CARS look big and the PEOPLE small!”
I love this pedal car .
J.P. and Cavanaugh – you made me laugh. Of course automatic. I have never seen one of these toys. J.P. is referring to the song Delovely which was reworded for DeSoto ads.
1.03 minutes on the show “You Bet Your Life” featuring Groucho Marx as host and George Fenneman as his assistant. The voice is of Mr. Fenneman.
He’s telling her “Groucho hat mich geschickt.”
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