Classic Mercury Montego ad keeps us smiling.

2014-10-19 13:13:14 / author: Adam Roberts views 2924Total views: 2924 / 7Views for 7 days: 7

This classic advert is both hilariously out-dated and yet surprisingly interesting.

OKay, so no-one is going to buy the bizarre car-crusher effects that would be at home in an episode of Bewitched. But still, this fun and clever little ad is part of a long running tradition in automotive advertising, namely do something pretty odd that will stick in the mind of the blokes watching. It shows off the great visuals and gives out the message, and there's even a fairly attractive couple thrown in, this was the 70's after all. This will still make you smile, even today.

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