Dunlop Tyres press ad – Sept ’86
A mid 80s press ad for Dunlop Tyres featuring six very red cars of the period. So the colour of the car and the boots they wear is not in question. But what are the six cars?
PetrolBlog has, somewhat haphazardly, removed the references to the make and models of the featured cars. Without reverting the loft, who can name the exact make and model of each car, with only the wheel and front wing to go by? According to the Dunlop ad copy, these represent ‘some of the world’s finest cars’. But just how many are still burning rubber in 2010?
24 hours later and only five of the six cars could be identified. Well done to @jonbradbury and @Petrolheed for getting the famous five. But what was the sixth? Middle left was the stickler. All is revealed here:
Top left – Audi 200 Quattro
Top right – Nissan Sylvia Turbo
Middle left – Toyota Celica 2.0 GT (the one that got away!)
Middle right – Porsche 944 Turbo
Bottom left – MG Metro Turbo
Bottom right – Mazda 626 2.0 EGI
Amazing to see the prices from 1986. The Audi 200 weighed in at near enough the price of a 944 Turbo. Meanwhile, the rallying legend Celica was pretty much half the price of the 944.
Celica image courtesy of Wikipedia.