Video: Time for a Timeout | Two Full Hours of Japanese Car Commercials From 1975-'85

https://www.youtube.com/embed/jKEGiDydtXI

Ever wanted to sit and watch an hour or two of old-school car commercials from Japan? Apparently, you aren’t alone, as we came across this video that is just that: two full hours of Japanese car commercials from 1975-’85.

What is your favorite commercial in the video? Any models you recognize?

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/16/21 11:30 a.m.

Good stuff. 

Carsandbikes
Carsandbikes Reader
3/16/21 2:36 p.m.

Interesting to see ads for several models or just body styles not offered in the U.S.

It does make you a bit curious, too, as to how well the home market received some models (like that Mazda Cosmo that looked a lot like a Monza Town Coupe) or the Corolla Sprinters with "bug eyed" headlight scoops.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/16/21 2:44 p.m.

In reply to Carsandbikes :

You mean the RX-5 Cosmo? JG had one of those BITA. Yeah, cool seeing ads for cars we don't/didn't often see. 

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