TV Cars have been popular for as long as TV has been around. People used to watch their favorite TV heroes, mimicking their styles, fashion statements, dialogues, and even cars.
The poster game was high during those times and car posters were surely one of the best sellers. Hell, I remember have car posters and I wasn’t even that into cars.
That being said there were some cars that everyone (including me) envied. Even the non-enthusiast knows these classics and would jump at a chance for a ride.
Here is a list of the
Top 5 TV Cars, which ruled the 80’s
1984 Ferrari 308 GTS – (Magnum P.I.)
Thomas Magnum (Tom Selleck) an ex-Navy Lieutenant, and Vietnam Special Ops veteran enjoys his life on the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. The mustachioed private is often seen driving a Ferrari 308 GTS to reach the crime scene.
His style and persona were definitely justified with a cherry red Ferrari which caught the audience’s attention on every appearance. Can’t say no to a Ferrari in the 80s.
1983 GMC Vandura – (The A-Team)
The action-adventure series that boosted Mr. T to fame had four former members of a United States Special Forces Army unit working as soldiers of fortune.
They had a 1983 GMC Vandura van. It’s funny that such a boring vehicle could become so iconic. But the A-Team van is a classic icon of the 80s.
Of course, their van was not stock. It was fully loaded and tricked out. Alway in the action, that van itself was almost the star of the show.
Elements such as its red stripe and its rooftop spoiler helped it become an iconic vehicle.
1986 Ferrari Testarossa – (Miami Vice)
There is no duo more 80s than James “Sonny” Crockett and Ricardo “Rico” Tubbs. If you ask someone to describe a picture of them, the word 80s will be used.
Watching the show is like opening a time capsule. The sleek suits, music, and dandy characters, and the cars.
There were many cars used in the show driven by the character but the best of all was Crockett’s white 1986 Ferrari Testarossa. Our second Ferrari on the list, the Testarossa was the definitive sports car of the 80s.
1969 Dodge Charger – (The Dukes of Hazzard)
Just some good old boys, cousins Bo and Luke Duke and their car “General Lee” were always having trouble with the authorities of Hazzard County. With the help of some Daisy Duke’s, The Dukes of Hazzard was one of the most popular shows of the early 80s
The General Lee was more than just a blazing orange 1969 Dodge Charger. It had several key features that made it memorable. The “Dixie car horn, the controversial confederate flag on the roof, and the doors did not open so the Dukes used to hop into the seats through the windows.
Capable of taking leaps and hairpin turns fascinating both kids and adults. It is said that they would destroy at least two or three cars per episode during production to get all the shots.
1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am – (Knight Rider)
Knight Rider, probably had the first smart car of TV. Michael Knight battles crime with his artificially intelligent supercar.
It is difficult to determine the real hero, David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight or K.I.T.T. (Knight Industries Two Thousand) the black 1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am.
Talking, auto-driving, and missile shooting, the tricked out K.I.T.T. was way ahead of its time when it comes to technology, but we are slowly catching up.