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1983 Cadillac Seville

1983 Cadillac Seville

The song “Driver’s Seat” would be British pop band Sniff ‘n’ the Tears biggest hit. Released in 1978, the tune would chart in several countries, and would provide period top-40-radio listeners with a needed reprieve from the disco music which then dominated the airwaves.

I don’t remember Sniff ‘n’ the Tears, but I sort of remember “Driver’s Seat.” Great tune. Because of its placement in a ad campaign, I was reminded of the song recently, though the only lyric I could make out was, “A little driving on a Saturday night.”

Hearing the song again, I was given to a bout of nostalgia, and longed to be back in high school driving around my home town of Palatine, Illinois, sometime after midnight. Maybe I heard “Driver’s Seat” come over the Delco radio in my Pontiac Ventura at some point back then, who’s to say?

Anyway, as tribute to those nighttime drives, I have gathered up a collection of old print ads featuring cars at night. Some of these ads are pretty great looking; I especially like the Dodge Charger piece. Which do you like best? You can tell us by leaving a note down below.

More classic car ads

Car Ads Set at Night

 

1916 Willys-Knight

1916 Willys Knight

1916 Willys-Knight

Photo Feature: 1927 Velie Model 50 Roadster

 

1940 Mercury

1940 Mercury

1940 Mercury

Quicksilver Madness! 15 Classic Mercury Ads

 

1954 Buick

1954 Buick Century

1954 Buick

Dynaflow Madness! A Gallery Of Classic Buick Ads

 

1961 Mercury Comet

1961 Mercury Comet

1961 Mercury Comet

Photo Feature: 1965 Ford Falcon Squire

 

Guide-Matic

Geberal Motors Ad, Guide-Matic

General Motors ad, featuring a 1962 Pontiac Bonneville

The Coolest American Cars of 1962

 

1963 Oldsmobile

1963 Oldsmobile

1963 Oldsmobile

Rocket Madness! 10 Classic Oldsmobile Ads

 

1968 Plymouth Fury

1968 Plymouth Fury at Night

1968 Plymouth Fury

Forward Look Madness! A Gallery of Classic Plymouth Ads

 

1974 Jeep Cherokee

1974 Jeep Cherokee

1974 Jeep Cherokee

4WD Madness! 10 Classic Jeep Ads

 

1977 Dodge Charger

1977 Dodge Charger

1977 Dodge Charger

Fratzog Madness! 10 Classic Dodge Ads

 

1981 Ford Mustang

1981 Ford Mustang

1981 Ford Mustang

Pony-Car Madness! 10 Classic Mustang Ads

 

1983 Cadillac Seville

1983 Cadillac Seville

1983 Cadillac Seville

High-End Haunches: The Luxury Bustlebacks of 1982

 

1989 Chevrolet Sportside Pickup

1989 Chevrolet Sportside Pickup, Car Ads Set at Night

1989 Chevrolet Sportside Pickup

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Classic Car Ads Set at Night Gallery

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Car Ads Set at Night

Downpour Madness! Classic Car Ads Featuring Cars in the Rain

Car Ads Set at Night

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