Brilliant/awful/wacky classic promotional vehicles
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.
And at the other end of the size scale, there is this:
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.
The folks who make double Gloucester cheese should use a Bond Bug. No modifications needed.
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!
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?
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 ...
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.
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.