Thursday, December 13, 2007

Cool TV Cars

A lineup of famous TV cars. Do you know what show each car is from?

Some are easy, some aren't. Some shows have more than one car here. On some pics I removed telltale markings or words, and not all cars are the exact model from the show, but the closest thing I could find.

Many of these are from 70s' shows, so you youngun's may have more trouble than us old folks.

Magnum P.I. (Ferrari 308 GTSi)

The Munsters ("Drag-u-la")
A custom car created by the legendary George Barris.

The Partridge Family

Vega$ ('57 Ford T-bird convertible)

Happy Days (Ralph Malph's hot rod, a modified '29 Ford Roadster pickup)

The Rockford Files ('77 Pontiac Firebird)

Speed Racer (the powerful -- and fictional -- Mach 5)

Starsky & Hutch ('76 Ford Gran Torino, nicknamed the "Striped Tomato")

Batman (Batmobile)
Another George Barris original, created from a '55 Lincoln Futura, a concept car that was never produced.

Mork & Mindy ('78 Jeep Wrangler)

The Monkees (Monkeemobile)
The Monkeemobile is a '66 Pontiac GTO customized by Dean Jeffries, who also worked with George Barris on the Batmobile. Note the similarities between the two cars.

Kojak ('75 Buick Regal sedan)

The Andy Griffith Show (Ford Galaxy)

The Munsters (The Munsterkoach)
Another masterpiece by George Barris, this 18-ft-long beast was made from three Model T bodies.

Nash Bridges ('71 Plymouth Barracuda - I want this car)

Miami Vice ('86 Ferrari Testarossa)

Mannix (Roadster)
The Roadster was another George Barris custom car, based on an Oldsmobile Toronado convertible.

The Fall Guy ('81 or '82 GMC Sierra)

The Brady Bunch ('71 Plymouth Barracuda)
Mike Brady drove this car in Season 3. Nash Bridges drove the same model and year.

Get Smart ('65 Sunbeam Tiger - Seasons 1-2)

Hawaii Five-O ('68 Mercury Parklane)

The Beverly Hillbillies ('21 Olds flatbed truck)

The A-Team ('83 GMC van)

The Brady Bunch ('71 Plymouth Satellite Wagon)
Not the actual one, obviously, but the closest I could find. I had the wrong one pictured earlier.

Columbo (
'59 Peugeot 403 Grande Luxe Cabriolet convertible)

CHiPs (Kawasaki motorcycles)

Wonderbug (fictional dune buggy made from various junk cars)

The Dukes of Hazzard (The General Lee)
The General Lee was a '69 Dodge Charger.

Get Smart ('69 Opel GT - Season 5)

Miami Vice (Ferrari Daytona Spyder)

The Green Hornet (Black Beauty)
The Black Beauty was a custom car created by Dean Jeffries from a '66 Chrysler Crown Imperial.

Viper (Dodge Viper)

Baywatch (Nissan hardbody truck)

Charlie's Angels (Jill's Ford Cobra)

Thunderbirds (The FAB-1, a modified Rolls Royce)

The Brady Bunch ('69 Plymouth Fury)
Mike Brady's car in Seasons 1-2.


  1. Oh, the black beauty. I woulda chopped the top but that's me.

  2. Gotta love Tony Joe White!

  3. The Police motorcycle you are showing is not a Kawasaki but a German-made BMW. I recently discovered your website, I love it!

  4. The CHiPs guys did in fact ride Kawasaki's, but that is a BMW. Check out the engine 'jug' sticking out the side; Horizontally opposed cylinders, the TM of a Beamer.

  5. Is that "Baywatch" truck just a matchbox car?

  6. That Miami Vice ('86 Ferrari Testarossa) shot was photographed in front of Seattle's waterfront. And
    The Fall Guy ('81 or '82 GMC Sierra) shot is a plastic model! No matter, a great trip down memory lane.

  7. You can Change the Mach 5 to be a real car now that the movie is out and they did Build a mach 5 and 6

  8. I owned a Mustang II Cobra - fun to drive, cheap to own. That picture brings back a lot of good memories.

  9. Lady Penelope's FAB-1, from the Gerry Anderson puppet series "Thunderbirds," isn't, strictly speaking, a "modified Rolls Royce." Supposedly a Rolls-Royce of the future, it's an entirely fictitious vehicle that exists only in model form. The pink, six-wheeled, bubble-topped wonder was driven by Lady Penelope's dutiful and resourceful chauffeur, Parker. And, BTW, Lady Penelope was a pretty sexy babe -- for a puppet!



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