There Was Sex In The USSR: Soviet Car Advertising From The Past – Design You Trust

There Was Sex In The USSR: Soviet Car Advertising From The Past

An advertisement for the Soviet GAZ-24 ‘Volga’. The Volga was the main dream of every man and many women in the Soviet Union.

There were times when the VAZ-2101 ‘Zhiguli’ was advertised as an exclusive car, and even photographed with giraffes while the GAZ ‘Volga’ was the dream of every citizen, and sausage was considered a delicacy.

Russian advertisers of that time were well aware that promotion was a trade engine, and sex helped to sell products.

In the USSR, a car was a luxury, not just a means of transportation. It was received as a gift by the most important people in the country. To buy a ‘Zhiguli’ from an official representative, people waited for five years, and they sold the car later for 2-3 times what they originally paid for the automobile.

An advertisement for the Soviet car UAZ-452. In the USSR, the red ‘Ferrari’ was replaced by the red ‘Bukhanka’ or loaf of bread.

An advertisement for the Soviet Lada 1500. A luxurious car was everything a young boy could dream of.

An advertisement for the Soviet UAZ-469Б. The best means of transport for bands of touring bards.

An advertisement for the Soviet IZh 2125 ‘Kombi’. Even better than a horse, judging by this photo.

An advertisement for the Soviet Lada 1500. A luxurious car was everything a young boy could dream of.

An advertisement for the Soviet car UAZ-469Б. The best means of transport for bands of touring bards.

An advertisement for the Soviet ZAZ 968АЕ ‘Zaporozhets’. A fancy family style sedan.

An advertisement for the Soviet ‘Moskvitch’ 426. A luxurious car was everything a young boy could dream of.

An advertisement for the Soviet Lada 1200 (21012 in the UK). A luxurious car was everything a young boy or a family could dream of.

An advertisement for the Soviet car VAZ-2102. A fancy car for the family.

An advertisement for the Soviet GAZ-24 ‘Volga”. The Volga was the main dream of every man and many women in the Soviet Union.

An advertisement for the Soviet GAZ-21K ‘Volga’. The Volga was the main dream of every man and many women in the Soviet Union.

An advertisement for the Soviet GAZ-24 ‘Volga’. The Volga was the main dream of every man and many women in the Soviet Union.

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