In this special Retro Ads feature we highlight Australian and American Pontiac advertisements. No, you are not seeing double! Rather than create new advertisments for Pontiac, Holden had American advertisements re-touched. Steering wheels were moved to the right, rooflines changed, two door coupes acquired two extra doors and hardtops morphed into pillared sedans. The two most modified examples are from 1965 and 1968 where Holden had its local advertising agency convert a mid-sized LeMans into a full sized Parisienne. Go figure that. The American advertisements are the work of the legendary duo Art Fitzpatrick and Van Kaufman, who positioned Pontiacs in highly aspirational and stylish settings populated by very successful looking people. The advertisements are credited with helping Pontiac attain record sales in the 1960s. So, what differences can you see in these advertisements? 1961 American Pontiac Catalina Hardtop 59