Monday, June 18, 2007

Car ads from 70's Fuel Shortage have a story to tell

I found these magazine car ads from the 70's and 80's. The ads in the Slideshow below begin just before the 1973 Fuel Shortage and continue through the early 80's. US manufacturers were trying to get into the small, fuel effecient car market. You may remember many of these cars including GM's answer to the VW Rabbit, the Chevette, above. 43mpg was great, but good luck getting up a hill.

Many other interesting ads in the Slideshow below including a few surprises. Post a comment if you find the first "Real" Crossover vehicle.

Slideshow (23 ads)
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