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1987 Buick Ad

1987 Buick LeSabre

Question: Is a Buick LeSabre a luxury car? What about a LeSabre Coupe, which seems a little more indulgent than the sedan? For this collection of luxury vehicle ads, we’ve dipped a little low on the price scale by including Mercurys and Oldsmobiles, as well as the aforementioned Buick. Even if they’re not true luxury rides, it’s easy enough to argue that these particular cars are at least a cut above the mainstream fray.

For a number of years, Consumer Guide applied the term “near luxury” to a number of vehicles that straddled the fence between true upscale status and more common fare. Volvo models were generally labeled near luxury, as were some Buicks–though no Mercurys, if this editor can remember correctly.

Regardless, for your consideration we’ve amassed a rather eclectic sampling of high-end rides from 1987, the ads for which are all very entertaining.

If you had to pick one of these rides back in ’87, which would you have gone with? Let us know–the place to leave comments is down below.

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1987 Buick LeSabre Ad

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Maserati Biturbo

1987 Maserati Biturbo Ad

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Cadillac Brougham

1987 Cadillac Brougham Ad

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Chrysler New Yorker

1987 Chrysler New Yorker Ad

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Mercury Cougar

1987 Cougar

1987 Mercury Cougar Ad

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Oldsmobile Toronado Troféo

1987 Oldsmobile Toronado Troféo Ad

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Sterling 825

1987 Sterling 825 Ad

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Volvo 700 Series

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Luxury Car Ads from 1987