Friday, June 29, 2012

June 1957 Spitzer Used Cars Ad

It's almost the end of June, so I might as well post this Spitzer Used Car newspaper ad from the pages of the Lorain Journal of June 1957 – a mere 55 years ago.

It caught my eye because whoever did the layout on the ad used up 1/3 of the space with a cartoon. Now that's my kind of layout artist.

It's also kind of interesting because of the now obsolete brands: Plymouth, Oldsmobile, Studebaker and Hudson. According to this Wiki entry, the Hudson brand was phased out by the end of 1957.

If I had been shopping for a used car back in 1957, I'm not sure that I would have been interested in that '54 Studebaker listed in the ad – devilishly priced at $666 dollars!

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