Brilliant/awful/wacky classic promotional vehicles

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James Elliott
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I'll start the ball rolling with this, the Chrysler New Yorker made for Zippo in 1947. It featured two massive Zippo lighters with huge neon "flames" blasting out of them.

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And at the other end of the size scale, there is this:

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Valve Bounce
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A few bonkers 50s and 60s Tour de France Promo Vehicles were up for sale on at Retromobile a couple of years ago.

“Le Nain Gourmand” is a fabulous fantasy sweet shop thing. 

 

P1000820

 

 

Copy of P1000819

Apparently the Butane bottle is based on a Simca 1000 saloon.

P1000855

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Thanks for sharing, nice cars but for me the Chrysler New Yorker is really astonishing. I thing the Hummer H1design team get inspiration from the central section of this car.

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The folks who make double Gloucester cheese should use a Bond Bug. No modifications needed.

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Dalek car:

Video on Blue Peter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqIMk__Gxko

I actually remember seeing this for sale in Yorkshire Autotrader in the 80s or 90s. It was road legal (!) and the price was around £3000.

Imagine seeing that in your rear view mirror!

 

 

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1928 Austin Seven 'Exide Batteries' Van

It's not a new thing!


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AWFUL!!!

Here at Portugal, companys buying gold are growing at every corner , this is an effect of the crisis and the rising of the gold quotation,

But they try to atract people to sell gold with this poorly  decorated (in every way...) Peugeot 404, can you believe?

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Another awful promotional vehicle.

This 2 strock DKW stay a few years on the road side of the EN1 (road national one) as a promotional vehicle of the next door used car dealer .

One year ago it desapear, hopeis in good hands  now ...

 

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Spotted at LIsbon, this time not an awful car but nothing special also, just a VW Type 1  with some stickers from a cell phone company.

 

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Another classic, used as a promotional vehicle, this time a Vw Type 2 "Bay Window" from the first series and with better graphic solutions (spotted at Lisbon)...

In the last years this  vans become very popular over here with the prices going a litle mad for this kind of vehicles.

Suddenly an entire generation discover that wants one, even if only a  small number fulfill "the dream" and survive the tricks of onwing a completly different vehicle; Restauration costs, low performance and  consumption figures from another era (in a nation that is turbo diesel addict) and lack of specialists even for the regular maintenance.

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