Compilation of 1950s car and truck commercials

(July 31, 2022) It's interesting to learn what manufactures thought were the top selling points of their vehicles in this compilation of car commercials from the 1950s.

Included in this nearly 11-minute compilation are ads for the 1953 Chevrolet, 1954 Chevrolet trucks, 1955 Dodge, 1956 Plymouth and 1959 Chevrolet and Oldsmobile.

One of the highlights is a demonstration of the removable car radio that could easily be removed and used outside the car — according to a 1958 Oldsmobile ad — and presumably away from possible theft.

Then there's the pitchman who pounds on top of a 1956 Dodge fender "to find out how really solid a car is." And the guy says the Dodge is the only car with a "full rear door." Don't believe it — he shows you!

Then there is Plymouth's push button transmission, and an optional record player in the glove box.