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"QUANTUM SHOT" #94
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American Dream Never Looked So Good

We looked at some prime vintage examples of European car advertising. But in these days consumers were much more enchanted with the American Automobile. It was the embodiment of the American Dream, and it looked the part. Even today some magazine pages of glorious automobile ads are collected and lovingly preserved. Click to enlarge most images (many were graciously provided by the Plan59 website).



































































































Main image sources: Old Iron Online, Plan59, some credits unknown.

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7 Comments:

Anonymous Jamie said...

Great pics! Girls and guns!

I wonder if the departure from this marketing trend can be tied to the decline in auto sales of American manufacturers?

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Anonymous Raoul said...

How sad, when I look at the American cars and European cars, I see why we're such a gas-guzzling nation. There wasn't a single small car in those ads. Not blaming you, that was clearly the trend, and still is. While people came up with cute and sporty small cars in Europe, all we had here were huge monsters. Seems like the folks in Europe had more fun.

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Blogger Avi Abrams said...

You're right, the girls are quite lost in the same frame with huge american cars - you can hardly see them in a photo :)

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Blogger Dax Ruckus said...

I love this post. That red and black 1959 Ford Fairlane is the exact car I have parked in my driveway. I have been restoring it for the past year. Great pictures!

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Blogger Common Sense said...

The old Lincoln...with suicide doors. God what a car.

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Blogger Frost Oyster said...

like it

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Anonymous Lincoln said...

I'm loving the picture of that Corvair. Man that car takes me back. I remember driving for hours in that thing. It wasn't exactly safe! Mine looked exactly like this one http://www.cariseasy.com/chevrolet-corvair.html

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