Remember that cheesy, terribly made commercial from back in the day? You know, that one with the corny lines? If we’re sounding ambiguous, we’re not sorry. Because chances are that this 1986 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 commercial is worse than whatever you’re imagining right now. If Chevrolet used that ad in today’s world, it would probably hurt their sales. Take a look for yourself in the video below, courtesy of AutoWeek.
Actually, at the time the Cavalier was a big seller, if we’re to be fair. Its success led GM to introduce the Z24 model, which was powered by a 2.8L V6 rated at 120 horsepower — which is hilariously paltry when looking at the all-new, 335 horsepower LGX V6 coming out soon, and closer to the power rating of a GM engine with half the cylinders. This second commercial shows a base Cavalier transform into a Z24, and puts it on screen with a Camaro and a Corvette as if they should be grouped together, though we can think of quite an extensive list of differences between the front-wheel drive Cavy and the two American pony cars (the digital dials were delightfully akin to the C4 Corvette however). After you take a look at the videos above and below, we’d love to hear your thoughts on these fine examples of advertisement.