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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Baby Boomer Thursdays: Dustin Hoffman, MPG, and The 1966 Volkswagen

No real estate, instead most Thursdays are baby boomer days, so here we go ..

Here is a topical little video clip of a VW commercial. It is Dustin Hoffman, a year before his breakthrough role in The Graduate, pitching the 1966 VW Fastback.

The clip is topical, given the state of gasoline prices, and beacuse the car got 27 mpg at the time. Rather sadly, this is higher than the average mpg in the US today, which peaked at 26.2 mpg in 1987.

1966 gasoline prices were $0.30/gallon, which is $1.93 adjusted for inflation.

1 Minute..VW always had clever TV ads. ENJOY


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2 Comments:

Anonymous Rita said...

Cute clip.

I write a blog for boomer consumers called The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide at http://boomersurvive-thriveguide.typepad.com
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Rita

9:55 PM  
Blogger Black Bear Realty said...

thanks so much for finding us, and glad that you enjoyed the boomer post...nice blog you have yourself!

9:20 AM  

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