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1986 Yugo Ad

1986 Yugo Ad

Socially and culturally, 1986 was a pretty big year. It was the year that the space shuttle Challenger was lost, and the year Pixar Animation Studios was formed. Microsoft stock was first sold to the public in 1986, and The Oprah Winfrey Show made its syndication debut.

Car sales hit a new record high for 1986, with more than 11.4 million vehicles sold. Looking back, we chose ten of our favorite print ads from ’86 and shared them below.

If you were driving in 1986, tell us what you spent time behind the wheel of. We’d love to know what you were driving when you rushed home to catch an episode of “ALF.”

Hiding Behind a Familiar Grille: The Captive Imports of 1987

 

Cadillac

1986 Cadillac Ad

1986 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Ad

 

Chevrolet

1986 Chevrolet Camaro IROC Z

1986 Chevrolet Camaro Ad

 

Chrysler

 

1986 Chrysler LeBaron Convertible Ad

1986 Chrysler LeBaron Convertible Ad

 

Dodge and Plymouth

1986 Plymouth Colt Ad

1986 Dodge and Plymouth Colt ad

 

Jaguar

1986 Jaguar XJS ad

1986 Jaguar XJ-S ad

’80s Flashback: 1987 Mercury Merkur Rapido XR4Ti

 

Merkur

1986 Merkur XR4Ti Ad

1986 Merkur XR4Ti Ad

 

Nissan

1986 Nissan Maxima Ad

1986 Nissan Maxima Ad

 

Pontiac

1986 Sunbrid Ad

1986 Pontiac Sunbird Ad

 

Volkswagen

1986 Volkswagen Rabbit Convertible Ad

1986 Volkswagen Rabbit Convertible Ad

 

Yugo

1986 Yugo GV Ad

1986 Yugo GV Ad

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