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Classic Cars of TV and Movies

Post by Scar » Sun 17 Mar 2013, 10:22

So a recent post on the subject of an SL Merc got me thinking about cars of TV and movies I remember as a kid growing up in the 80s. For me, the shows with cars as characters themselves were my favourite, and I have had most match box versions growing up at one time or another. Here is what I remember:

TV

Magnum: Ferrari 308 GTS
Knightrider: Pontiac TransAm
A-Team: GMC Van and Face's Chev Corvette
Dukes of Hazzard: Dodge Charger RT, Cadillac
Hart to Hart and Dallas: Mercedes SL
Starsky and Hutch: Ford Torino
The Persuaders: Aston Martin and Ferrari Dino
The Saint: Jaguar XJS
Miami Vice: Ferrari Daytona, Testarossa

Movies

Mad Max: Ford Falcon
Grease: 48 Ford
Wierd Science: Ferrari Mondial and Porsche 928
My Science Project: Pontiac GTO
Cannonball Run: Ferrari 308 GTS, Aston Martin, Lambo, Vettes
Smokey and the Bandit: Pontiac TransAm
James Bond/Spy who loved Me: Lotus Espirit
Back to the Future: DeLorean and some cool 50s cars
Ferris Buellers Day Off: Silver Ferrari....cant recall what is was

Ahhh, the stuff kids dreams are made of!! Seems I just haven't grown up yet........
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Re: Classic Cars of TV and Movies

Post by motor1 » Sun 17 Mar 2013, 10:39

Great post Scar!

I remember a series called Matt Houston with a big white convertible, anybody know what car it was? Full of curves in all the right places!
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Re: Classic Cars of TV and Movies

Post by Waterhond » Sun 17 Mar 2013, 12:42

The movie that stands out for me would be "American Graffiti" with Richards Dreyfuss etc. A most authentic movie, as far as I am concerned.

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Re: Classic Cars of TV and Movies

Post by ters » Sun 17 Mar 2013, 13:05

motor1 wrote:Great post Scar!

I remember a series called Matt Houston with a big white convertible, anybody know what car it was? Full of curves in all the right places!
M1, The curves belonged to the girls in the show :mrgreen: , joking! It was a
Studebaker Excalibur. (had to Google.. :oops: )
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Re: Classic Cars of TV and Movies

Post by Burnthosetyres » Sun 17 Mar 2013, 15:43

In the late 80's Movie Ford Fairlane with Andrew Dice Clay!
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Re: Classic Cars of TV and Movies

Post by ZA Perana » Sun 17 Mar 2013, 16:27

Pontiac Trans Am: Smokey and the Bandit. :D
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Re: Classic Cars of TV and Movies

Post by Orange » Fri 05 Apr 2013, 08:04

Not a real life classic, but very cool
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Re: Classic Cars of TV and Movies

Post by TIMOTHY MUDALI » Fri 05 Apr 2013, 08:44

how can u possibly leave out STEVE MQUEEN in BULLITT

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Re: Classic Cars of TV and Movies

Post by TIMOTHY MUDALI » Fri 05 Apr 2013, 08:49

this was my favorite!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Classic Cars of TV and Movies

Post by flouwford » Fri 05 Apr 2013, 09:03

in the recent past weeks obtained a few classics. not sure if you guys are familiar with it.

Deuce Coupe - was the best movie ive seen when a kid.
Two lane black top - a very low budget movie
Bullitt - im sure most know it
red line 7000 - a very cool stockcar movie
American Grafitti

ive got them all on the computer. and busy watching them late evenings when the SO goes to bed.

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