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70s Spots: ’74 Chevy Caprice & Mercury Montego (1973)

“A car that almost drives itself.” A pair of “new for ’74” car commercials today. In the first garage we find the Chevy Caprice Classic. This thing just about drives itself! The spot aired in November of 1973. In the … Continue reading

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70s Spots: ’79 Ford Thunderbird & Granada (1978)

“What a way to fly!” Let’s take a look at the new ’79 models from Ford. First, we have a “Come Fly with Me” commercial for Ford Thunderbird. After that, a spot comparing the Ford Granada to Mercedes-Benz. Both commercials … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Datsun ‘Saves’ & ‘We Are Driven’ (1979)

“Datsun saves again!” A pair of Datsun commecials are up today. In the first, we have two Datsun tag lines for the price of one; “Datsun saves,’ and “We are driven!” The spot, from June 1979, extols the virtues of … Continue reading

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70s Spots: ’73 Camaro & Ford Pick Up ‘Charlie Chaplin’ (1972)

“LT for ‘Luxury Touring’.” A pair of vehicle spots today. The first features the 1973 Camaro and a poem by Lord Byron. Yes, you read that right. Second, a spot for the ’73 Ford Pickup featuring a Charlie Chaplin look-alike … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Plymouth Road Runner & Ford LTD (1971)

“Coming through!” Warner Brother’s Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner appear in this spot for the 1971 Plymouth Road Runner. The commercial aired on New Year’s Day ’71 and was produced in 1970. After that, we have a classical … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Honda Civic & Dodge Colt (1976)

“What the world is coming to.” Here we have two compact car commercials from 1976. In pole position, a spot for the teeny weeny Honda Civic from January of ’76 (likely produced in ’75). Second, one for Dodge Colt with … Continue reading

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