Oct
04
PLymouth Rapid Transit System, Vintage Plymouth Ads

1972 Plymouth “Rapid Transit System”

More than most brands, Plymouth was an automotive marque with many personalities. As a kid, I knew no one with an interesting Plymouth. I learned to drive on a Slant-Six-powered 1974 Valiant that had been repainted by Earl Scheib.

A buddy of mine drove a Satellite with a 318, which was the closest any of my friends ever came to an exciting Plymouth. To me, Plymouths were affordable, reliable, and reasonably fuel efficient, at least by the standards of the day.

I never spent time in a Barracuda or GTX, never heard the roar of a 440-cubic-inch V8 venting through Glasspacks, and certainly never enjoyed the thrill of anything Hemi-powered.

There’s a good chance your experience with Plymouth was very different from mine. Still, I remember the brand fondly, as reliability and low cost of ownership were things my family and friends put a high value on back in the day.

To celebrate this now-defunct arm of what we once called the Chrysler Corporation, we have amassed 20 classic print ads for your consideration. If you have any specific Plymouth memories, please tell us about them. The place to leave comments is down below.

More classic car ads

 

1947

Classic Plymouth Ads

1947 Plymouth Ad

Forgotten Concept: Plymouth XP-VIP

 

1954

Classic Plymouth Ads

1954 Plymouth Ad

Photo Feature: 1960 Plymouth Fury Hardtop Coupe

 

1961

Classic Plymouth Ads

1961 Plymouth Ad

Photo Feature: 1953 Plymouth Cranbrook Convertible Coupe

 

1961

Classic Plymouth Ads

1961 Plymouth Valiant Ad

Malaise Muscle: 1976-1980 Dodge Aspen R/T and Plymouth Volaré Road Runner

 

1964

Classic Plymouth Ads

1964 Plymouth Barracuda Ad

The Plymouths of 1976

 

1966

Classic Plymouth Ads

1966 Plymouth Fury Ad

Review Flashback! 1980 Plymouth Volaré

 

1969

Classic Plymouth Ads

1969 Plymouth Fury Ad

Review Flashback! 1980 Plymouth Gran Fury

 

1970

Classic Plymouth Ads

1970 Plymouth GTX Ad

Review Flashback! 1981 Plymouth Horizon

 

1971

Classic Plymouth Ads

1971 Plymouth Cuda Ad

American Classics at the 2019 Goodguys Heartland Nationals

 

1972

Vintage Plymouth Ads

1972 Plymouth Fury Ad

Performance Madness! 10 Classic Car Ads Featuring Horsepower Numbers

 

1972

Classic Plymouth Ads

1972 Plymouth “Rapid Transit System” Ad

Chrysler Gives Dart the Mopar Treatment

 

1973

Classic Plymouth Ads

1973 Plymouth Satellite Wagon Ad

The 8 Best-Looking Cars of 1978

 

1974

1974 Plymouth Duster Ad, Gold Duster

1974 Plymouth Duster Ad

Engine of a Lesser God: Remembering the Mitsubishi 2.6-liter “Hemi”

 

1976

1976 Plymouth Fury Ad

1976 Plymouth Fury Ad

The Small V8s of 1977

 

1976

1976 Plmouth Volare Ad

1976 Plymouth Volaré Ad

The Midsize Wagons of 1981

 

1977

Classic Plymouth Ads

1977 Plymouth Volaré Ad

Fast and Curious: 7 Unusual Star Cars from the “Fast and Furious” Series

 

1978

1978 Plymouth Horizon Ad

1978 Plymouth Horizon Ad

5 Most-Powerful American Cars of 1980

 

1981

K-Car Ad, Plymouth Reliant Ad

1981 Plymouth Reliant Ad

10 Crazy Car Names

 

1982

1982 Plymouth Sapporo Ad

1982 Plymouth Sapporo Ad

Senior-Year Lust: The Coolest Cars in (Not of) 1975

 

1987

1987 Plymouth Sundance Ad

1987 Plymouth Sundance Ad

Forgotten Concept: Chevrolet Code 130R

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