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Back before engine bays were tightly packed, feline friends would sometimes hop up on a warm engine in the cooler weather. Proximity to the cooling fan would occasionally lead to ah, colorful results. We're sure that no tigers were harmed in the filming of this '65 GTO commercial that the guys at WheelsTV dug up. The Pontiac line was sold with the "Wide-Track Tiger" descriptor. The advertising guys did a nice job getting the Poncho to eat the tiger, though, and it's always fun to waste a little time watching vintage advertising. We can just imagine all the pointless ass-covering fig leaves that'd be supered at the bottom of the picture were this ad to play today.

[Source: WheelsTV]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      It's interesting to see how far we've come today... and just to think, will we be looking back at our advertising today and thinking "ha!" 40 years from now? Strange thought.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Nice voiceover by William Conrad.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I believe that in filming one of these GTO tiger commercials the tiger got "pissed" and proceded to tear up the interior of a new GTO. The story is in the book written by Jim Wangers who worked for Pontiac during these years.
      • 8 Years Ago
      some sporty cars are pussies, good line
      • 8 Years Ago
      hehe, a goat would've been funnier.
      • 8 Years Ago
      That was terrible editing :) check out when the tiger steps in the hood, you can actually see his feet under the car then all of a sudden the feet disappear.