Rewind: The best of Dodge

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You could be Dodge Material | Youtube photo

(Editor’s note: Vintage television commercials can be as classic as the cars they promoted back in the day. This is one in an ongoing series of such vintage car commercials we’ve found on YouTube.)

While searching for car commercials one thing became clear, between 1969 and 1970 Dodge certainly had some commercials worth talking about. The moral of the story: one way or another, you’re going to catch something.

1969 Polara 500

When it comes to creepy, Dodge earns the title with a commercial for its 1969 Polara 500.

Sitting in a dark room, a man sings while working on a skeleton of some sort, briefly pausing to say, “after 17 years, we wouldn’t want Dodge fever to spoil it now, would we.”

“If I gave into to Dodge fever now, I might pull a bone, my pet,” the man says to the eerie skeleton after it’s announced that the new Polara 500 is “part beauty, part luxury, part performance, and all excitement.” After catching a glimpse of the car, effectively catching Dodge fever, the man knocks over the skeleton, proving Dodge fever is more shattering than ever.

1970 Dodge Charger 500

Because the 1970 Dodge Charger 500 was so cool, it attracted lots of beautiful women that wanted to go for a ride, and it gave you a whole new image, one that made you forget about your longtime girlfriend. If you could live with that, you were Dodge material.

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Nicole James has been involved in the automotive world her entire life. Her dream car is a 1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe. She currently drives a 2005 Mustang affectionately known as Marilyn and uses the car to participate in track events, car shows, and explore the world around her. Nicole joined the ClassicCars.com Content and Marketing team in 2014. Nicole is an automotive journalist and the creator of Pretty Driven - an online source for car culture and news for millennials, as well as a contributor for ClassicCars.com. Follow Nicole on Instagram and Facebook - @Nicoleeellan

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  1. the best ones were American motors , “hey javelin” and the ultimate if you can find it is the one where the kid asks dad to borrow the AMX , then returns home with it with a supercharger out of the Hood . Annoying dad with the loud pipes and rumbling .

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