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Vintage Wheels #15: The Top 20 Sexually Suggestive Auto Ads


The time-honored connection between cars and sex has been well tended by Madison Avenue. There's always been a not-so-subtle link in auto advertising, but the advent of the Sexual Revolution brought a whole new meaning to the "sex sells" approach.

Here are my top twenty sexually suggestive auto ads.  Please note: (1) these include auto equipment ads, and (2) by "top 20" I mean "my favorite 20" - this isn't an objective process, folks. This is one man's opinion - I'd love to hear yours.


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#19
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#18
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#17
God only knows what's going on here.  I can only assume "car napped" is a play on the word "kidnapped". So, not only do we have a car named Magnum (a word that oozes masculinity), but we have a gentelman creeping up behind a lady asking her if she wants to be carnapped. "How intriguing", she whispers back. (gag)

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#16
This is a poorly done advertisement from an old newspaper.  I wouldn't have included it on the list if it wasn't for the fact that it is so incredibly suggestive. This is innuendo taken to the limit - I mean, for God's sake the converter is basically made into a vagina!
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#15
It doesn't get much more direct than this, folks.  In fact, it almost doesn't seem right to call it "suggestive" as there is nothing being suggested here - they are straight up saying it, no subtext allowed.
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#14
Daisy Dukes and Farrah hair = keys to automatic inclusion in this list.
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#13
"Get Blown"... really? Wow. If this wasn't such a poor newspaper copy, it'd be much higher on the list. If anyone knows of a color magazine version of this ad, send me a link.

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#12
Get it? Car Pet versus Carpet? (Yeesh. Tough crowd)
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#11
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#10
I found this in an old newspaper. Holy crap. It took me a minute to even realize they were referring to convertables.
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#9
This one earns a place for its not-so-subtle tag line... which Pro-Trac was evidently quite proud of, because they used it repeatedly.



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 #8
There is absolutely no reason for this chick to be wearing a bikini.  This is completely gratuitous sexploitation to sell a product.... and I like it.
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#7
Close your eyes, kids. Don't let the balloons fool you - this muffler ad is adults only.
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#6
A Spanish ad for the TR7.  My understanding is that the auto ended up a flop due to quality control issues; however, this ad is anything but.  A pure win in my book... if only the car had lived up to its advertising.
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#5

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#4
Pan's People appeared in a number of Multi Glide adverts. For those not familiar with this group of ladies, this would be the equivalent of having the Solid Gold Dancers do a Valvoline ad.  Click the images below to view full sized.


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#3
One of the most gorgeous women in history in a sexy scuba outfit? This is a no brainer - move to the front of the line.
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#2
This ad has been covered before on Retrospace. Let me just sum it up: you could write an entire PhD dissertation and barely graze the surface of the number of male fantasies in this one single advertisement.  Hotpants, trucks, motorcycles, girls running, girls making out, men watching, trucks spewing smoke, etc., etc.

Detail from the advertisement. Click to enlarge
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#1
The ultimate in explicit auto advertising. First of all, it's expertly done from a first person perspective - as if you are the proud owner of this chick magnet.  Second, the ad copy at the top lets you know right off the bat that this ain't no wood paneled metallic pea station wagon. 

And then there's the high beams.  The boobs in this ad are legendary. If memory serves, this ad only appeared in adult publications such as Esquire, Cosmo and Playboy; but, I could be mistaken. Either way, this is a bold ad - just try and look away from those breasts, you can't.

21 comments:

  1. The #11 "Appliance Redhead" ad is captivating. The wood paneling, the couch, the hair...man, I miss the 70s styling.

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    1. I couldn't agree more. We are kindred spirits in appreciation of those 70s intangibles.

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  2. Subtlety is for mooks. Long live the single entendre!

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  3. I'm glad you included the Doug Thorley Rip Van Winkle ad. It was the best reason to keep Hot Rod in the can.

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  4. BTW, this Fiat ad from the same campaign appeared today on his tumblr (complete with annoying watermark plastered over the scan - I wish he'd knock it off).

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  5. My mother almost got car-napped...she was seriously considering a Magnum XE back then.

    As for #7...SHE'S A MAN, BABY! Look at those thighs and the hint of a mustache!

    Note your chart-topper is photographed outside a theater showing LAST TANGO IN PARIS.

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    1. Watermarks bother the hell out of me. Unless you paid for it or created it yourself, quit with the watermarks, people!

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  6. He who dies with the best toys wins
    I may be sexist but the best toys are God's creation
    Every one of those ads has me drooling greedily and removing the cars wouldn't change a thing

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  7. Glad you had #5 up there. I used to have it up on my office wall - at a Silicon Valley high-tech in the 1980s.

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  8. It is also interesting that the movie playing in your #1 is "Last Tango in Paris", a very racy movie for its time!

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  9. Let's not forget the Porsche ad where the girl flashes the 911 and the rear spoiler goes up.....classic.

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  10. New, not vintage, but damn....

    "Hi, I just had wild sex with a hot young thing in my hideously expensive but earth-conscious electromobile..."

    http://www.businessinsider.com/fisker-karma-brochure-2011-8

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    1. Karma is a bitch...Fiskar motors declared bankruptcy.

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  11. I'm desperately looking for girls making out in ad #2, and don't see it. Do you mean making out with dudes? 'Cause that's not as hot as girls making out with each other.

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    1. Whoops. I think I meant "working out"; perhaps this was wishful thinking on my part.

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  12. Here's a recent Jeep ad.
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2512249746173560379

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  13. Also, for #1, note that the movie posters are for "Last Tango in Paris"...

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  14. #19 Sure looks a lot like Sarah Holcomb, aka: "Maggie O'Hooligan" from Caddyshack.

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  15. #8 looks like it was taking from an omnious stranger's perspective. And his plans include rape and murder of the couple. Well I guess serial killers need cars too. A niche market though.

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  16. taking=taken

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  17. interesting post. Now you can use this directory services to promote auto wheels import & export business.

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