These classic car commercials fascinate for many reasons. Not only do we get a rundown of the features on these cars and what was important to car buyers in the 1950’s, but we also get a glimpse at the ‘hard sell’ advertising methods commonly used by Madison Avenue in those days. And, obviously, consumers back then had no problem sitting through a two minute commercial, something unheard of in the “short attention span” habits of today’s viewers. The cars featured are: 1956-59 Dodge, ’56 Chrysler Imperial, ’57 Ford models, ’58 Edsel, 1950 Mercury and a Kaiser Henry J from the mid-50’s. Enjoy.
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