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"I offered my opponents a deal: "if they stop telling lies about me, I will stop telling the truth about them"." -- Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952
This article displays an impressive photo collection of vintage car advertisements from the late 1950s and 1960s. The 1960s belonged to a different decade of automobile history with the advent of the automobile economy, muscle and pony cars. The 1960s saw the American automobile industry consolidate into the Big Three: General Motors, Ford Chrysler, and American Motors. These firms dominated the domestic market not only with the sale of 1960s cars but also in the global market. In 1960 American companies made up 93 percent of the autos sold in the United States and 48 percent of the world's autos. However, under the leadership of Volkswagen and soon followed by Fiat, Renault, Datsun (Nissan) and Hillman, imports began to make their way into the wealthy American market. The growing presence of imports plagued Detroit, and the Big Three responded with their own small cars.