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 Car Ads Featuring Brakes

1986 Chevrolet Corvette

In terms of general statistical sexiness, brake performance has long taken a backseat to acceleration. Horsepower numbers are fun, 0-60-mph and quarter-mile times are fun. But braking? Most car guys know that reaching 60 mph from a stop in less than 6 seconds is an impressive feat. How many folks, I wonder, know what a decent time would be for coming to a complete stop from 60 mph?

It’s said that safety sells, but when it comes to classic car ads, the emphasis was always on power. Nonetheless, we did manage to find a number of great print ads extolling the virtues of superior braking performance.

Note that a few of the ads shared below are not for cars, but for suppliers and insurance firms. Seems that selling safety can be a complicated business.

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1934 Studebaker

1934 Studebaker Ad

1934 Studebaker Ad

10-Gallon-Hat Madness! A Gallery of Cowboys in Classic Car Ads

 

1935 Plymouth

1935 Plymouth ad

1935 Plymouth ad

Designer Madness! Fashion in Classic Car Ads

 

1951 Chrysler Corporation

1951 Chrysler Corporation Ad

1951 Chrysler Corporation Ad

Woodie Madness! Classic Ads Featuring Small Wood Sided Wagons

 

1951 Dow Chemicals

1951 Dow Chemicals Ad

1951 Dow Chemicals Ad

National-Pastime Madness! A Gallery of Baseball-Themed Auto Ads

 

1953 Bendix-Westinghouse

1953 Bendix-Westinghouse Ad

1953 Bendix-Westinghouse Ad

Thanksgiving Madness! A Gallery of Autumn-Themed Auto Ads

 

1958 Buick

1958 Buick Ad

1958 Buick Ad

Cocktail Madness! A Gallery of Cars in Liquor Ads

 

1961 Liberty Mutual

1961 Liberty Mutual Ad

1961 Liberty Mutual Ad

Nicotine Madness! A Gallery of Cars in Cigarette Ads

 

1965 Chevrolet Corvette

1965 Chevrolet Corvette Ad

1965 Chevrolet Corvette Ad

Grabowsky Madness! 10 Classic GMC Ads

 

1975 Subaru

1975 Subaru Ad

1975 Subaru Ad

Dead-Brand Madness! 10 Classic Edsel Ads

 

1976 Delco Moraine

Delco Moraine Ad/1976 Cadillac Eldorado

Delco Moraine Ad/1976 Cadillac Eldorado

Soccer Mom Madness! 10 Classic Minivan Ads

 

1986 Chevrolet Corvette

1986 Chevrolet Corvette Ad

1986 Chevrolet Corvette Ad

Urgent-Care Madness! 15 Classic Ambulance Ads

 

1987 Ford F-150

1987 Ford F-150 Ad

1987 Ford F-150 Ad

Canine Madness: 10 Classic Car Ads Featuring Dogs

 

1987 Pontiac 6000

1987 Pontiac 6000 Ad

1987 Pontiac 6000 Ad

Emerald Madness! 10 Classic Ads Featuring Green Cars

 

2009 Nissan Titan

2009 Nissan Titan Ad

2009 Nissan Titan Ad

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