WHAT WE'RE READING:Off Road Vehicle Articles in Vintage Playboys
In the July 1972 issue, Playboy writer Ken W. Purdy published an article on the emergence of All Terrain Vehicles specifically designed for the consumer leisure market. Anything that has to do with off-roading peaks our interest. but what really got our attention was the amazing pieces are art that accompanied the article. One can only assume, given the nature of the art, that these pieces were created (painted?) specifically for this article in Playboy.
Below you'll find the four ridiculously cool vintage off road vehicles (O.R.V.) that were presented in the article, along with the descriptions and pricing information, word for word, as it appeared in 1972.
Price: $1895, F.O.B
Cummings Engine Co., Dallas, Texas.
Prices: $379-$695, F.O.B.
New Holland Division, Sperry Rand, Lebanon, Ohio.
THE CRAZY COLT
Price: $995, F.O.B.
ATV Mfg. Co., Glenshaw, Pa.
THE AIR CYCLE
Price: $1495, F.O.B.