Curbside Classics We'd Like To Find: Vintage Ad Scans As Temporary Substitutes

Paul Niedermeyer
by Paul Niedermeyer
curbside classics we d like to find vintage ad scans as temporary substitutes

My stash of old car magazines fell off the shelf in the craziness of re-arranging my office. It’s not very large, but time always stops when I open a C/D from 1963, 1967 or 1971. In just a few minutes, I encountered dozens of cars I’d like to find for CC. Some of them I’m sure I will eventually; others not too likely. A Glas 1700 GT? I had zero memory of that being imported to the US, and I tend to not forget obscurities like that. Here’s a few quick ones; if you like, we’ll do it again sometime.

The rest you’ll have to pick out from the gallery: (double click to blow up your selected pic)

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  • Rudiger Rudiger on Jan 24, 2010

    Seems like I recall that David E. Davis (or someone from Car and Driver) used to write copy for mid-sixties Corvette ads.

    • BuzzDog BuzzDog on Jan 25, 2010

      It was DED. Prior to joining Car and Driver in 1962 he was a copywriter at Chevrolet's ad agency, Campbell-Ewald. The DED Corvette ad I remember most is the one for the '62 with the headline, "Some Guys Have It Tough."

  • Stingray Stingray on Jan 25, 2010

    I want to see: 71 RoadRunner 63 Sting Ray 67 Barracuda. It reminds me the Valiant my great grand father had. The one with the huge rear glass. You also reminded me why I should not trash my magazine collection.

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