We’ve seen a lot of old automaker publicity photos, and no doubt so have you. Recently, however, we’ve noticed a discord in some images between the models chosen and vehicles they’re posing with—and it got us thinking: is it possible for a car to perfectly match a couple?
Here’s the thing: manufacturers generally have to take these photos in advance of a vehicle’s introduction, and we’ve found that sometimes, they’re incredibly accurate. Just look at that couple, standing in the cold, examining a fish in front of their Volvo; we can assume this scene played out thousands of times.
That said, how often do Lancia Montecarlo/Scorpion-driving couples drive into the middle of the desert to (presumably) practice their disco moves? And is the Mazda Luce sedan widely known as a useful companion for (presumably) big game hunters?
Sometimes, two people with a car looks so perfect: but what we want to know is if these sorts of scenes actually happen. We’re on the ground in Monterey, and looking for a couple that matches the car they’re in. But until we find one, have you seen any real-life couples who could have looked like they’d just stepped out of a car brochure?
And were any of them Autobianchi A112 Abarth-driving sky diving instructors?