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1973 Plymouth Road Runner

1973 Plymouth Road Runner

If you were even partially hip on current events in 1973, you likely recall the OPEC Oil Crisis.

I was just a wee lad at the time, but I well remember waiting in line for gas. I also remember that regular gas at our suburban Chicago neighborhood fueling station had been running around 35 cents a gallon in ’73, but quickly shot up to 60 cents when the madness began.

While I was blissfully unaware of the political nuance of the situation—and had no idea what the Yom Kippur War was—I was keenly aware of how ticked off my father was about the whole thing.

Here we’ve collected ten print ads from 1973, and one TV spot. It’s worth noting that none of them make much mention of fuel economy–a sure indication that they were created prior to the crisis. We went exclusively with coupes this time, just because we found so many cool ads featuring 2-door models.

If you remember spending time with any of these rides, or if you remember the days of the Oil Crisis, tell us about it. The place for comments is below the last car.

More cool classic car ads

 

AMC

1973 AMC Hornet Ad

1973 AMC Hornet Ad

 

BMW

1973 BMW 3.0 CS Ad

1973 BMW 3.0 CS Ad

 

Buick

1973 Buick Century Ad

1973 Buick Century Ad

 

Chevrolet

1973 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Ad

1973 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Ad

 

Dodge

1973 Dodge Dart Sport Rallye

1973 Dodge Dart Sport Rallye Ad

 

Ford

1973 Ford Mustang

1973 Ford Mustang Ad

Model-Year Madness! 10 Classic Ads From 1972

 

Lincoln

1973 Lincoln Continental Mark IV

1973 Lincoln Continental Mark IV Ad

 

Mercury

1973 Mercury Capri Ad

1973 Mercury Capri Ad

 

Plymouth

1973 Plymouth Road Runner Ad

1973 Plymouth Roadrunner Ad

 

Pontiac

1973 Pontiac Grand Prix Ad

1973 Pontiac Grand Prix Ad

Rocket Madness! 10 Classic Oldsmobile Ads

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