The “Right Price” car award is recorded on a dedicated Instagram account
“The Price Is Right” celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2022, and it’s already car donation for the lucky contestants during those five decades. An Instagram account is currently documenting those cars, from classic to esoteric.
First discovered by Base sports (through the Automatic log), the account is called tpircars and has 176 posts at the time of publication. Each award includes a screenshot of the car award and some quotes from the show describing it.
Currently, the articles focus on cars from the 1970s and 1980s, including the first prize in the “Right Price” car. It was the 1972 Chevrolet Vega hatchback, which appeared at the show in 1972.
1985 Renault Alliance on
“The Price Is Right” also featured some of the sexier cars of the period, including a Mercedes-Benz 280E (W123) in 1978 and a Porsche 944 in 1989. Others, like such as the 1977 Chevrolet K5 Blazer and the 1984 Toyota Pickup, certainly fit the trend of the period.
The other cars were probably a big deal at the time, but not much remembered. The 1984 Ford Bronco II that was awarded seemed like a lot of fun until the winner actually drove it. The two-door Renault Alliance DL appeared at the show in 1985 as the result of an alliance between the French car manufacturer and AMC to save the car. bad ending.
Some cars simply fade into obscurity. You’d be hard-pressed to find a Mazda 808, Pontiac J2000 or a Fiat Strada (Fiat Ritmo’s US market name) today, but it’s all here. This account is a real car time tool, and if you’re using Instagram, it’s definitely worth following.