OUR FAVOURITE ADS


by J Walshe |

We got our heads together to come up our favourite car adverts by trawling through the Practical Classics archives. We kick off below with a couple of crackers from Datsun (with Carry On star Hattie Jacques) and Chrysler’s well-known use of singer Petula Clark for its Sunbeam.

OUR FAVOURITE ADS
OUR FAVOURITE ADS
OUR FAVOURITE ADS

Ford’s campaign sent the Corsair straight into the big league.

OUR FAVOURITE ADS

Lemons and pairs: The ‘Rotten Pear’ R14 - as the French press cruelly called it - and the Beetle, whose clever ad boffins decided to point out that the car in this picture had a defective piece of trim inside, in order to highlight its perfect build. It was therefore a ‘lemon’ and sent back to the factory for evaluation. Or something.

Weird creepy Vauxhall advert

OUR FAVOURITE ADS

Were the Rootes ad execs having an off day? ‘It’s a great car’ is hardly inspired. True though. We like the Imp.

OUR FAVOURITE ADS

Citroen were keen to let us know their Visa had some extra doors. Mother appears to have forgotten to shut one of them, though.

OUR FAVOURITE ADS

Well, at least one of these adverts is fairly accurate.

The Grace Jones mechanical head advert

Brave, brave Lada… punching above its weight, as always. Bravo!

OUR FAVOURITE ADS

The last-of-the-line MGB and BGT take their final bow in 1980, while a local shepherd doesn’t look very sure about his new Skoda.

OUR FAVOURITE ADS

British Leyland struts its stuff

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