1978 Dodge Omni vs VW Rabbit Golf & Toyota & Datsun Chi Chi Rodrigeuz
This Dodge Promo film was made in the Fall of 1977 for the January 1978 Introduction of the Dodge Omni. Chrysler Corporation introduced it's first world car'. This car was in production from Fall of 77 till Spring of 89. They were sold as Dodge Omni, Plymouth Horizon, Chrysler Horizon in the UK and the Simca Talbot Horizon in France. 165,000 cars were sold in the USA in it's first year of production. The US version used a VW engine block with Chrysler Parts attached which is kind of ironic considering that they are comparing the car to the VW Rabbit (Golf) in this film. Chi Chi Rodriguez does the intro for this film. Wink Martindale does the voice over for this. These films were produced by the Roy Ross Advertising agency for Chrysler. They were filmed in Palm Springs. Apologies for the bad sound quality after about 3 minutes, it's a film that's over 30 years old.
1978 Dodge Magnum XE Promo Commercial Film
In addition to the Charger, Dodge introduced another more sports oriented
personal luxury car, the Dodge Magnum XE. Approximately 47,800 Magnums
were sold in it's first year. This is based on Chrysler famous B
1977 Dodge Royal Monaco Promo Comparison vs. Chevy Caprice & Ford LTD (Blues Brother Car)
This is a Dodge Demo Screen Promotional Film from Chrysler Corporation.
They were used by dealers for salesmen training and in some cases even
shown to customers. 44,039 of these Full Sized Dodges were produced in
it's final year of production. (2206 were police packages) Production
ended actually in November or December of 1976 with no cars actually being
built in 1977. There were no Full Sized Dodges after 1977 model year, this
was the end of the C Platform for Dodge. In 1979, Dodge did introduce the
St. Regis which was based off the Chrysler B Platform. This body style was
introduced in the 1974 model year at the height of the Arab Oil Embargo and
Fuel Crisis. 218,049 Dodge C Platform Monacos were produced in the 1974
thru 1977 model year, 4 model years but only 3 years of actually car
production, Summer of 1973 thru December of 1976.
1978 Dodge Diplomat Promo Commercial Film Wink Martindale Voiceover
This film features the 78 Dodge Diplomat. Approximately 50,000 cars were
manufactured in it's second full year. The 78 model year saw the
introduction of the Wagon Version. This car was heavily based on the
Dodge Aspen/Plymouth Volare platform. Note the similarities of the wagon
model to the Aspen. Diplomats were only offered as passenger cars. By the
1982 Model year, Diplomats would be heavily promoted as Police Cars and
Taxi cabs. The Diplomat was in production from 1977 thru 1989 with only
minimal changes to the car which occurred in the 1980 model year. It ran
from 80 thru 90 almost unchanged. As with other Dodge promo films from 78,
this is narrated by Wink Martindale
78 Dodge Diplomat vs Ford Granada Ghia & Olds CutlassTom Kite featured
78 model year. This basic car stayed in production until 1989. Diplomats
were used extensively as Police Cars and Taxi Cabs after 1981 when the
Aspen and St Regis were removed from the Dodge Line Up. It proved to be a
very successful car for Dodge. Diplomats were based off the Dodge Aspen.
They share much in styling. Even the doors of the car were the same.
Diplomats phased out the stylish two door and wagon in the early eighties.
Wink Martindale is the voice over for this video.
The 1986/1987 Shelby GLHS vehicles
Kazzer introduces the long overlooked low budget performance sports cars
from Caroll Shelbys Chrysler turbo days,
the 1986 Shelby GLHS (sedan) and the 1987 Shelby GLHS (coupe)
These weren't just Shelby stickered up Chryslers, the GLHS series of cars
were taken to Shelbys Whittier CA skunkworks facility where the performance
was bumped up all around and limited editions were made..
1986 GLHS's = 500 total
1987 GLHS's - 1,000 total
1977 Dodge Colt Hemi Comparison Ford Pinto Chevy Vega Chevette Datsun B210 Promo
This is a 1977 Dodge Promotional film which could have been viewed in any
of the Dodge Dealers across America that had the Dodge Demo Screen. The
Dodge Colt was a range of cars built by Mistubishi. This was in 1977, one
full year before the Dodge Omni was introduced. This was all Dodge and
Chrysler had for the subcompact Market. These were also sold in Canada and
Puerto Rico as Plymouths. This is a film that compares the Colt and it's
features to the Vega, Pinto, Chevette and Datsun B210.