The most popular 80s TV cars to drive

According to a TrackDays.co.uk

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Automotive experience company TrackDays.co.uk has put out a list of the top-three most popular cars from 80s TV shows that people choose to drive. This was based on the number of bookings it received to drive its range of TV cars.

According to a press release today the most popular car was the classic Dodge Charger from The Dukes of Hazzard. Nicknamed the 'General Lee' it was a major part of the show for 150 episodes.

Dan Jones, operations manager at TrackDays.co.uk, said: “There’s no doubt that The Dukes of Hazzard was one of the best-loved Saturday night tea-time shows of the 1980s, following the exploits of Bo and Luke Duke trying the evade the corrupt Boss Hogg and Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane.

“It is perhaps no surprise that it’s the most popular TV car to drive with Brits who can imagine they are speeding through Hazzard County racing for the county line with Rosco in hot pursuit.”

The second place car (and one I would've expected to be first) was of course KITT from Knight Rider. The black 1982 T-Top Trans Am is an icon for car fans across the world. It was constant companion and partner to Michael Knight in one of the most popular car shows of all time.

You might pity the fool but third place went to the GMC Vandura made popular as the A-Team Van owned by B. A. Baracus (Mr T) in the hit action series.

Dan added: “These cars were at the height of their fame back in the 1980s but they still hold fond memories for millions of Brits.”

They do seem to offer a fair number of TV and movie cars including Eleanor from Gone in Sixty Seconds, the original TV series Batmobile, Smokey and the Bandit Trans Am, Starsky and Hutch Ford Gran Torino, a couple of cars from the Fast & Furious franchise and James Bond's Aston Martin.

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  • There are lots of General Lee cars out there. One of the stars made money in the out years in San Antonio creating them. He would find them, buy them in his name, have them restored to be a General Lee, and then sell at a high price because his name was on the title. An auto upholstery shop on the west side that did work for me did the interiors on all those Generals Lee.

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  • Robert Urich drove a pretty cool green mid-60's Mustang fastback around Boston in "Spenser for Hire." Amazingly, he was able to find a parking spot right in front of wherever he was going, too.

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    • I love how that always happens in movies and TV shows. I usually have to park miles away 🤦🏽‍♂️🤣

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  • Dukes of Hazzard destroyed over 300 '69 Chargers, but then they were just 'old cars' back when it was filming. Nowadays it's not uncommon for people to give '68's and '70's (like the header photo) this gaudy treatment.

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  • General Lee

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  • General lee

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