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.
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.
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.
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 Chevrolet Chevette - Dealership Film
Second model year of Chevrolet's "new kind of American car" for 1977.
Transferred from super 8mm film taken from a sealed Technicolor-branded
cartridge designed to be played in a GM dealership. Sorry about the sound -
it is obsolete optical sound where dust causes pops and crackles.
1976 Plymouth Volare vs. Chevy Nova Promo Commercial
First year for the Volare, the replacement for the Plymouth Valiant
introduction promo. This film was created for Chrysler Plymouth Dealer
Salesmen to introduce them with the brand new from the ground up car. In
the first model year for the Volare, 255,008 Volares were produced.
Although this film portrays the car as quality built, it was plagued by
poor build quality and a number of Recalls. One major recall was to
replace front fenders which rusted on the tops of the part. As a teenager
working in a Chrysler owned Dodge Dealer (factory owned store) we did
hundreds of fender replacement for literally years. Our own family's 77
Dodge Diplomat received new fenders under the Aspen and Volare recall and
warranty. Many will remember the TV commercials which featured Sergio
Frankie Singing the song "Volare".
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
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