Last Call: Perhaps Memorable Isn’t The Word Edition

Amazingly, in 1974 this ad enticed prospective customers into wanting to be this guy. Well, it was theoretically intended to, at least.

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19 responses to “Last Call: Perhaps Memorable Isn’t The Word Edition”

  1. Batshitbox Avatar

    Mom! You never told me you had an affair with Barney Miller a Bradley GT!

  2. Alff Avatar

    Can we move this along? I’ve got a JC Penney catalogue shoot at 3.

  3. Sjalabais Avatar

    A new trip to Germany, a new rental car: Škoda Fabia with 1.0 TSI petrol engine. I struggle to distinguish Volkswagen, SEAT and Škoda, they’re all the same – stiff, yet competent suspension, good space for large drivers even in small vehicles, easily readable and functional instrumentation. We got an outrageous fuel consumption of 8 litres/100km, or about 30 mpg, but that came about by driving full throttle for hours. It would do 180 kph if the stars aligned, but 160 seemed to be more adequate. Being reborn as a rental car must be prime karma punishment.

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    1. Zentropy Avatar

      Being in the U.S., I don’t get to see the Skodas or SEATs. I guess considering they’re platform mates, it’s no surprise they’d be similar. I always thought the general distinctions were Skodas were the most basic “value” package, SEATs were sporty and stylish, and VWs were classier, softer-riding, and had the nicest interiors. Regardless, I like the look of that Fabia.

      1. Sjalabais Avatar

        You’re right in all points, even though people in general have been wondering if SEAT occupies a relevant spot at all.

        1. Zentropy Avatar

          I get SEATs and Skodas mixed up when I see pictures. On an unrelated point, I really like the Skoda logo, but it reminds me of something Native American, and I can’t see why a Czech company would adopt an American image.

          1. Sjalabais Avatar

            Funny, I knew it was a “winged arrow”, but your association to Native American iconography is spot on:

            Evolution of the SKODA logo

          2. Sjalabais Avatar

            For a couple of decades, this was pretty much their product, too.

    2. Maymar Avatar

      Such skinny wheels though! It’s strangely glorious.

  4. 0A5599 Avatar

    When I was seven years old, a Bradley GT was what I was going to own when I was old enough. The same look (when rendered in stick figures) as a GT40 (which I could not have identified by name back then, but knew it was cool), yet the fuel economy of a Volkswagen.

    Somehow my tastes have evolved since then.

    1. mdharrell Avatar

      For the record, mine have not.

  5. GTXcellent Avatar

    I still want to be that guy

  6. neight428 Avatar

    I can’t tell if that’s an ascot or chest hair billowing out.

  7. tonyola Avatar

    The paint looks like metalflake from here. These Bradleys never looked right unless they were finished like a drum kit.

    1. Batshitbox Avatar

      Well, you did need a key to wind them up.

  8. Manxman Avatar

    I wonder how many Bradley GTs never got completed and are stored in sheds and barns>

    1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar

      If they’re like most kit cars, majority of them.

  9. I_Borgward Avatar

    Whether it’s a kit car or a home permanent, you know it’s fiberglass.