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An illustration of a blue car is in the center of the button. The text is red and surrounds the car image on a white background.

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The origin of the advertising slogan, “Everybody Drives a Used Car,” is unknown. The slogan has been spotted in several mid-20th century advertisements with the earliest being in 1921 Motor Age, where it is attributed to Lozier Auto Co. out of Des Moines, IA. In a 1949 publication, the origin of the slogan is attributed to L. F. Jacob & Co.


Motor Age. (1921). United States: Class Journal Company. 34.

Sunners, W. (1949). American Slogans: The World's Greatest Collection of Slogans and Phrases (13,000) Intended to Aid Advertisers and Advertising Agencies to Determine the Existence of Slogans Already in Use; to Assist in Complying with the Lanham Act; to Help the Copywriter, Radio Continuity Writer, Commercial Artist, Teacher, Student, and Contestant .... United States: Paebar Company. 20.

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