The Chrysler Corporation was riding high again by 1984, but had been they riding high when they made this ad?
A turbocharged engine was a brand-new option that year, and the resurgent car maker clearly wanted to celebrate the hot little 2.2-liter by having one abduct a woman and take the woman’s to the afterlife.
There’s a distinctive horror movie vibe to the beginning of this particular spot for the ’84 Dodge 600 Ations Turbo. A beautiful youthful woman working late in an office, ominous music, seemingly paranormal activity?- if slasher movies have taught us anything, it’s this lady’s gonna have it.
We soon find that the terror coming for her is of the ragtop variety.
The first-generation turbo Two.2 packed 142 horsepower, but we didn’t know it had this kind of pulling power. Moving up the side of the building? Really? That’utes the stuff associated with nightmares.
Once inside, this sporty drop top offers a one-way K-carriage trip to paradise, where shirtless men ride white horses as well as doves scatter as if inside a John Woo action sequence.
Is that a brief reflection of the woman’s dead childhood dog?
After she comes down from her trip -?er,?from her trip?– Ms. Dodge Six hundred is pleased to find she’s no longer alone in her office. Because she casts the sultry gaze, we currently see that her fling with a turbocharged suitor has only just begun.
Chrysler tapped effects company Dream Quest?to help film the actual 1984 spots, that have been clearly influenced by films of the time. If you’re looking for a dystopian, Blade Runner-esque thriller, don’capital t miss the following Dodge Daytona ad, starring a good?actor who looks like David Hasselhoff and Dirk Benedict: