Old Radio Ads

updated February 24, 2007

New: Another great one from the radio archives (thanks to Randolph Radio) -
Anita Bryant sings for AC Spark Plugs (.mp3, 1.74 MB)

Thanks to Mike Schmitt of Houston, we started a collection of old time radio ads for automobiles and related items. If you have any more clips that you could share with us, please get in touch.

Radio ads

"See the USA in your Chevrolet: 1955 Chevrolet Radio ad (RealAudio; 106 kB)

"Number 1 in the USA, the '57 Chevrolet" 1957 Chevrolet Radio ad (RealAudio; 145 kB)

'64 Plymouth cars radio spot from Randolph Radio

Jack Benny & Dennis Day for Texaco
Jack saves dollars with Star-Chief

Milton Berle - Salutes the Automobile 1949, 7 Mbytes

Father Knows Best - Time for a New Car 1950 - 7 MBytes

Oscar Auto the Loquacious Limousine: From Bumper to Taillight, You're Always Right With Autolite (57 s)
Autolite ad 226 kB

Very short DeSoto spot by Groucho Marx (5 s)
DeSoto 47 kB

National Drive-A-Chevrolet Month: 30 Days, 30 Cars (1 min 8 s)
Chevrolet 6 ad
266 kB

The Famous Dodge Air-Glide Ride: $640 and up (1 min 2 s)
1936 Dodge ad
244 kB

They'll know you've arrived... in the '58 Edsel (1 min 28 s)
Edsel ad
(1.35 MB)

The Economy of the '50 Ford + The Four Lads: "Watchin' the Fords Go By" (1 min 55 s)
Ford ads
453 kB

A blowout at today's top speed of 35 mph... Goodyear Lifeguard Tires (1 min 5 s)
Goodyear ad
255 kB

Pontiac, Chief of Values (35 s)
Pontiac ad
140 kB


1957 Chevrolet Bel Air coffee mug
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Coffee Mug
58 Edsel

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