Vintage Ad: 1967 Oldsmobile Police Car – Why Are They Wearing Helmets?

Maybe there’s a reason Oldsmobiles were so rarely seen as cop cars: their advertising agency was clueless. The artist who rendered this image of a couple of state troopers in their Oldsmobile put helmets on them. Really? I’ve never seen a cop other than one on motorcycles wearing helmets. Have you?

And that “State Police” sign on the hood is unlike any I’ve ever seen.

Police…Don’t Call Olds 1967!