Top 5 Old TV Shows Cars
The only reason you would buy a car used on a TV show is because you want to feel and look special. Here are my picks!
1. ’74 Ford Gran Torino (Starsky & Hutch)
The classic "Zebra 3" also known as “The Red Tomato” is as good for a police pursuit around the streets of “Bay City” as an aircraft carrier to go along for a joyride in a lake. The big, floppy and heavy car is not good choice for fighting crime because back in the 70’s nobody in the Ford’s design team knew the word handling and they probably used miles to measure the distance between axles.
I'd actually love to own one of these, put some 21st century suspension under there, a 5.0L Coyote Engine and leave the exterior as seen on TV. It looks so damn cool!
2. ’84 Ferrari Testarossa (Miami Vice)
A police detective living in a boat with a crocodile and driving a Ferrari Testarossa every day. The only way this would seem real is if the chief of police was consuming the impounded drugs.
Seriously, who paints a Testarossa in white? Probably the same man who thinks a sports coat and a pink t-shirt look good together…
Somehow, it looks great.
3. ’82 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am (Knight Rider)
A talking, self-driving car that was the co-star of “Knight Rider”, their motto was “One Man Can Make a Difference”, and a man made a difference, the man that was dressed as a car seat and drove the car without almost no one seeing him (Sorry if I ruined your childhood).
The car was a 1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, an underpowered V8 able to go from 0-60 in 10 sec. and reach the top speed of 201kph (125 mph) nothing like the 2 sec 0-60 and 480 kph (300 mph) top speed claimed in the TV series.
They claimed the car was so awesome that it even squealed the tires in the dirt.
Just don’t build it with one of those cheap dashboards that look like a Star Wars cheap chinese toy.
4. '83 GMC Vandura (The A-Team)
A true pop culture icon. An old GMC van, spoilers, turbine wheels and a custom paint job are the ingredients in this recipe.
A humble V8, rear wheel drive working van made famous with action, guns and Mr. T, and many people will recognize it in the streets.
5. '72 Ferrari Daytona Spyder 365 GTB/4 (Miami Vice)
Well, another one from Miami Vice, this time the first Ferrari Crockett had. Not really a Ferrari, actually just a Chevy Corvette with a fiberglass body which from a far looked like a Daytona.
You can see it in some scenes looking more like a Corvette than an Italian machine. So much so that Ferrari made the show have the replicas exploded and supplied the Testarossa's for the later seasons.
The real Daytona is a master piece of design and would be my preferred crime fighting tool!