Tina Turner’s career was on fire in 1989.
The late singer was coming off a decade of hits, including her cover of “The Best” that was released that year and would go on to become one of her most iconic tracks.
Chrysler CEO Lee Iaccoca knew star power when he saw it and hired Turner to star in a series of advertisements for Plymouth to help reinvigorate the brand’s image.
He featured her in an ad for the Plymouth Sundance compact, where she delivered the very Iaccoca-esque pitch, “I wanna warn you about this car, this Plymouth Sundance.”
In another ad for the Acclaim midsize sedan, she said, “now this car is built for comfort … I wonder what else we have in common.”
However, Turner’s favorite cars were from the other side of the Atlantic.
The XJ6 was from Sammy Davis Jr., who gave it to her as thanks for appearing in a show with him in Las Vegas in 1970.