Coolest Find! Rare Cartoon-ish 1960's - 1970's Plymouth Muscle Cars Advertisement

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  1. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    I found this at a estate sale today but the seller told me he'd searched & couldn't find a similar piece.
    I found a magazine ad and I believe it was saying Plymouth's rapid transit system was a way for regular people to make their Plymouth faster & stronger for racing, etc easily with Plymouth parts & their system showing you how to do it
    Has anyone seen one like this or this size (41" x 16")?
    Was this for a mechanic shop? A dealership?
    Wherever it was from, it's cool, right?
    Thanks all!

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  2. Potteryplease

    Potteryplease Well-Known Member

    Definitely cool! Kinda comic book art-ish.

    Based on that tag on the back and the condition of the framing, might it be a repro?
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  3. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    You're on to something, Potteryplease. The sticker says RETROITIS.
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  4. Roaring20s

    Roaring20s Well-Known Member

  5. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    That's the guy I got it from - he puts his sticker on all things he sells
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  6. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    PS - He does pop up sales & instagram (what I need to learn but I think I'm too old - my smart phone is smarter than I am!) - he said he has over 500 followers on it - and puts his sticker on things so people will find him again easily (his apartment was incredible; he showed me his collection of (cgc graded!) golden age Batman comics, old horror movie posters & all kinds of old toys! RETROITIS is his ...virtual store?
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  7. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

    Have you had it out of the frame to see if there is any publishing info?

    (I had a Plymouth Duster back in 1971:rolleyes:)
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  8. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    No it was professionally framed & I didn't want to mess with it
  9. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Has a real 1970s look to the illustration.

    I'd have to guess at 41 inches that this might have been something in a car store or mechanic shop as you suggested. Probably a long shot, but you could call the framer listed on the back on the off chance they remembered it.
  10. Drew

    Drew Well-Known Member

  11. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    The link to the 2020 article hes been posted twice, but here's an earlier article on the caravan that travelled to dealerships and events:

    You might consider contacting this guy, he may have some info or even be interested in it:

    On a personal note, my first car was a '69 Plymouth Satellite 4-door, affectionately christened the 'brown bomber' by my friends (I called her 'Sadie') - back in the days before Central Florida was traffic-hell, thanks to her sturdy and surprisingly powerful 318 engine (likely the same one as in your Duster, S_I_S), a fearless teenager would blaze down the highway to the beach at speeds the wiser and much older Cheryl wouldn't (though still have to watch that 'leadfoot')...

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  12. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

    My Duster was almost new when I got it, I think it was a repop, less than a year old. The previous owner put a glasspack muffler on it so it roared a bit so no sneaking around in it. Not at all what I was like really but I loved it just the same.

    This is the image I seem to find the most, a bit busier than the framed poster.
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  13. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Our first car was a 66 Plymouth Sport Fury that drank gas like it was going out of style. Bought on a street corner in the Bronx in 69 from a dealer who had driven it down from Rhode Island.
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  14. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    I'll try him, thanks. I live in Miami so you don't have to tell me about traffic! There's an area near me in N Miami called Aventura which has US1 (Biscayne Blvd) running through it & most people avoid it if possible during morning & evening because there are SO many condos there that the traffic is...can't think of a bad enough descriptive word for it!
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