The World Cup of TV Cars

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What is the greatest TV car of all time (pick up to 10)?

  • Adam-12 - AMC Matador

    Votes: 1 2.2%
  • Alarm für Cobra 11 – Die Autobahnpolizei - Porsche 911 Carrera S

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • The Andy Griffith Show – Ford Galaxie Patrol Car

    Votes: 1 2.2%
  • Ashes to Ashes - Audi Quattro

    Votes: 10 22.2%
  • The A-Team - GMC Vandura

    Votes: 21 46.7%
  • Batman - Lincoln Futura Batmobile

    Votes: 16 35.6%
  • Beverly Hillbillies – Oldsmobile Model 43-A

    Votes: 1 2.2%
  • Breaking Bad - Pontiac Aztek

    Votes: 3 6.7%
  • Breaking Bad - Toyota Tercel

    Votes: 1 2.2%
  • The Bridge - Porsche 911S

    Votes: 4 8.9%
  • Dukes of Hazzard – Cadillac DeVille Convertible

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Dukes of Hazzard - Dodge Charger "General Lee"

    Votes: 26 57.8%
  • Flintstones – Footmobile

    Votes: 13 28.9%
  • Get Smart - Sunbeam Tiger

    Votes: 2 4.4%
  • Green Acres - Lincoln Continental Convertible

    Votes: 1 2.2%
  • Hardcastle and McCormick - Coyote

    Votes: 3 6.7%
  • Hunter - Dodge Daytona

    Votes: 1 2.2%
  • I’m Alan Partridge - Lexus IS200

    Votes: 2 4.4%
  • I’m Alan Partridge - Rover 800

    Votes: 3 6.7%
  • Initial D - Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86

    Votes: 17 37.8%
  • Inspector Gadget - Gadgetmobile

    Votes: 7 15.6%
  • Kamen Rider Drive - Honda NSX "Tridoron"

    Votes: 1 2.2%
  • Kamen Rider Drive - Mercedes-AMG GT "NEXTridoron"

    Votes: 1 2.2%
  • Knight Rider - Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am "Knight Industries 2000" (KITT)

    Votes: 23 51.1%
  • Life on Mars - Ford Cortina

    Votes: 6 13.3%
  • Lost – VW Typ 2

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • The Love Bug - Volkswagen Beetle

    Votes: 10 22.2%
  • Magnum pi - Ferrari 308 GTS

    Votes: 11 24.4%
  • Miami Vice - Ferrari Testarossa

    Votes: 17 37.8%
  • Mr Bean - Mini 1000

    Votes: 13 28.9%
  • The Monkees – Pontiac GTO “Monkeemobile”

    Votes: 2 4.4%
  • The Munsters – Ford Model T “Munster Koach”

    Votes: 6 13.3%
  • My Mother The Car – Ford Model T “1928 Porter”

    Votes: 1 2.2%
  • Nash Bridges - Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda

    Votes: 2 4.4%
  • The New Avengers - Jaguar XJ12C Broadspeed

    Votes: 2 4.4%
  • The New Mike Hammer - Ford Mustang

    Votes: 1 2.2%
  • Only Fools and Horses - Reliant Regal Supervan

    Votes: 7 15.6%
  • Pole Position – Ford Mustang “Wheels”

    Votes: 1 2.2%
  • Pole Position - “Roadie”

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Police Squad! - Plymouth Satellite

    Votes: 3 6.7%
  • The Professionals - Ford Capri

    Votes: 5 11.1%
  • Psych – Toyota Echo

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Rockford Files - Pontiac Firebird

    Votes: 4 8.9%
  • Route 66 - Chevrolet Corvette

    Votes: 3 6.7%
  • The Saint - Volvo P1800

    Votes: 11 24.4%
  • Sanford & Son - Ford F-1

    Votes: 2 4.4%
  • Scooby Doo - Chevrolet Chevy Van "The Mystery Machine"

    Votes: 11 24.4%
  • The Simpsons - Canyonero

    Votes: 7 15.6%
  • The Simpsons - Plymouth Junkerolla

    Votes: 7 15.6%
  • The Simpsons - The Homer

    Votes: 6 13.3%
  • Sledge Hammer - Dodge St. Regis

    Votes: 1 2.2%
  • The Sopranos - Chevrolet Suburban

    Votes: 3 6.7%
  • Speed Racer - Mach 5

    Votes: 9 20.0%
  • Starsky & Hutch - Ford Gran Torino

    Votes: 16 35.6%
  • Stingray - Corvette Stingray

    Votes: 1 2.2%
  • Supernatural - Chevrolet Impala

    Votes: 6 13.3%
  • That 70s Show - Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser

    Votes: 2 4.4%
  • Thunderbirds – Rolls-Royce “FAB 1”

    Votes: 6 13.3%
  • Top Gear – Kia Cee'd "Reasonably Priced Car"

    Votes: 4 8.9%
  • Top Gear - Opel Kadett A "Oliver"

    Votes: 7 15.6%
  • Viper - Dodge Viper

    Votes: 4 8.9%
  • Wangan Midnight – Nissan Fairlady Z S30Z “Devil Z”

    Votes: 7 15.6%
  • Wacky Races – Compact Pussycat

    Votes: 2 4.4%
  • Wacky Races – Mean Machine

    Votes: 8 17.8%
  • Wacky Races – Turbo Terrific

    Votes: 1 2.2%

  • Total voters
    45
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Spacegoat

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1964 Sunbeam Tiger from Get Smart.

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And 1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser from That '70s Show.

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Richard Hammond's Opel Kadett A from Top Gear of course. You know, "OLIVERRRRR!!!" :P
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Since Takumi Fujiwara's AE86 from Initial D was mentioned, I also thought the "Devil Z" from Wangan Midnight should be mentioned aswell.
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Lastly, Gus's Toyota Echo Hatchback or the "Blueberry".
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The Bronx
An old tv show me and my brother used to watch: Stingray

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Was similar to Knight Rider without the main character working for an agency.
 

kikie

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1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III Barris Kustoms from the movie "The Car".

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Smokey and the Bandit: 1977 Pontiac Firebird / Trans Am.

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Ghostbuster Ectomobile. 1959 Cadillac ambulance/hearse combination limo-style end loader

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Basil Fawlty (John Cleese) beating on his 1967 Austin 1100 Countryman in Fawlty Towers episode "Gourmet Night".

Whilst by no means a particularly sexy, fast or interesting car, to the generation (s) that grew up on the show, this may well be one of the most memorable scenes involving a car in TV history, outside of a car-focused show.
 

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Only a video can explain these two. Loved this show as an early teenager.

Wondered if someone would mention this show! I bought the DVD of it some years back (it was released in 2008) as it was one I liked back in my childhood.

Should delve into my cupboards to try and watch it again sometime!
 
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Only Fools and Horses: Reliant Regal Supervan (various) (can't leave this one out, can you?).

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Clark

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Rover 800
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Series 2
The Japanese Mercedes, the Lexus IS200 (300?)
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Stranger Things’ Steve Harrington’s E23 BMW 733i
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Billy’s 79 Camaro
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This was actually the truck from The Beverly Hillbillies show.

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It actually did appear gussied up at one point, though. Seems to me it was a plot point in an episode, but I question the significance as it relates to the series. I'd refrain from mentioning Milburn's car for a similar reason, since he had a variety of Imperials over the show's run.

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It actually did appear gussied up at one point, though. Seems to me it was a plot point in an episode, but I question the significance as it relates to the series. I'd refrain from mentioning Milburn's car for a similar reason, since he had a variety of Imperials over the show's run.

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Ah ok I did not know that. I wasn't a huge Beverly Hillbillies watcher so I guess I never saw that episode. I do remember seeing Mr. Drysdale with a few different Imperials since that was one of the shows Chrysler sponsored.

Here's another one I had forgotten about from a show I still love today. Mr. Douglas's Lincoln Continental convertible from "Green Acres". Or I guess I need to say it correctly like Lisa, "Olivaaaaa" https://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_234336-Lincoln-Continental-74A-1965.html 4 stars

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It actually did appear gussied up at one point, though. Seems to me it was a plot point in an episode, but I question the significance as it relates to the series. I'd refrain from mentioning Milburn's car for a similar reason, since he had a variety of Imperials over the show's run.

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That's how I feel about the Brady Bunch. They changed the cars all the time.
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Ah ok I did not know that. I wasn't a huge Beverly Hillbillies watcher so I guess I never saw that episode. I do remember seeing Mr. Drysdale with a few different Imperials since that was one of the shows Chrysler sponsored.
Yeah, I'm not the biggest fan but I'm sure I've seen most of the episodes through syndication, even if not in order.
 

opelgt1969

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Yeah, I'm not the biggest fan but I'm sure I've seen most of the episodes through syndication, even if not in order.
I'll age myself here, I saw most shows first run.
 
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Yeah, I'm not the biggest fan but I'm sure I've seen most of the episodes through syndication, even if not in order.

Even in syndication I didn't really watch a lot of Beverly Hillbillies. Now Andy Griffith is another story. Except after Don Knotts left I don't really watch much of those episodes. Here is Andy Griffith's 1963 Ford Galaxie Patrol Car. 4 stars https://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_59114-Ford-Galaxie-54B-1963.html

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Famine

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They have driven/crashed over 7,000 cars since 1996. You can probably post any car and claim it has been on the show.
As you could with Top Gear. I'm not sure how that would fit the brief of "the greatest television car in history" though.
I'll be taking suggestions from GTPlanet members of what the greatest television car in history was - or is.
And remember, I'll be cutting the list down before we have the GTPlanet poll to remove cars that were just not significant to their show. If it doesn't score at least three stars on IMCDB, it will likely not make it into the poll.
 

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And remember, I'll be cutting the list down before we have the GTPlanet poll to remove cars that were just not significant to their show. If it doesn't score at least three stars on IMCDB, it will likely not make it into the poll.
I edited my two entries to reflect how many stars they got on IMCDB.org.
 
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As you could with Top Gear. I'm not sure how that would fit the brief of "the greatest television car in history" though.

The greatest (most iconic) television cars have already been posted. I'm going to vote for K.I.T.T., but I think it's a terrible car to own or drive. I had put COBRA 11 in here, because the series is running since 1996. Their cars are not that iconic, but I would pick that Porsche over any other TV series car.
 
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An old tv show me and my brother used to watch: Stingray

Thank you for posting this. I always liked the main theme, but could not remember the name of the TV show. The car is a Corvette Stingray. I always thought it was a Shelby Cobra, but then the show name would have been "Cobra". Is there any other TV show featuring a Shelby Cobra?
 

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1960 Chevrolet Corvette in powder blue, Route 66, CBS, 1960-1964, rated four stars on IMCDB. The car was updated to the latest model every year, and later cars have a higher rating at IMCDB, but I went with the first one since it's the car that made the show a success.
 
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