1986 Yugo Ad, Classic Ads From 1986

1986 Yugo Ad

Socially and culturally, 1986 was a pretty big year. It was the year that the space shuttle Challenger was lost, and the year Pixar Animation Studios was formed. Microsoft stock was first sold to the public in 1986, and The Oprah Winfrey Show made its debut in syndication.

Car sales hit a new record high for 1986, with more than 11.4 million vehicles sold. Looking back, we have chosen ten of our favorite print ads from ’86 and shared them below.

If you were driving in 1986, please tell us what you spent time behind the wheel of. We’d love to know what you were driving when you rushed home to catch a new episode of “ALF.”

Hiding Behind a Familiar Grille: The Captive Imports of 1987



1986 Cadillac Ad

1986 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Ad



1986 Chevrolet Camaro IROC Z

1986 Chevrolet Camaro Ad




1986 Chrysler LeBaron Convertible Ad

1986 Chrysler LeBaron Convertible Ad


Dodge and Plymouth

1986 Plymouth Colt Ad

1986 Dodge and Plymouth Colt ad



1986 Jaguar XJS ad

1986 Jaguar XJ-S ad

’80s Flashback: 1987 Mercury Merkur Rapido XR4Ti


1986 Merkur XR4Ti Ad

1986 Merkur XR4Ti Ad



1986 Nissan Maxima Ad

1986 Nissan Maxima Ad



1986 Sunbrid Ad

1986 Pontiac Sunbird Ad



1986 Volkswagen Rabbit Convertible Ad

1986 Volkswagen Rabbit Convertible Ad



1986 Yugo GV Ad

1986 Yugo GV Ad

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