Do you remember the slogan, “See the USA in a Chevrolet?”
I think this might have been from about 1957. The advertising always featured a cool red and white Chevy convertible. (Yes, like Smiley’s pride and joy).
Then there was the era of running boards. How many friends could ride on the running boards of your car?
And the cool continental style. That was when you could really tell the difference between the cars – Chevys, Oldsmobiles, Fords, Pontiacs, etc. Now I find it much easier to just read the make of the vehicle on the vehicle itself.