11. The A-Team, GMC Van
Armed to the fenders with muscle and hardware, the A-Team's custom 1983 GMC G-Series van was painted dark gray with a red stripe. The gun-racked, door-to-door carpeted, mean machine got the job done for Mr. T and gang during 98 hour-long episodes.
The Saint, Volvo P1800 While James Bond was snug in his Aston Martin, sleuth Simon Templar preferred his trusty Volvo. Portrayed in the 1960’s by the pre-Bond Roger Moore, The Saint traveled in a Volvo with a long front and domed headlights. The P1800 provided all the pick-up and wriggle room a man of mystery needed to succeed.
9. The Monkees, Monkeemobile
The 1960s rockers the Monkees painted the town red in this modified Pontiac GTO. The fire engine red convertible carted the quartet and their instruments, surfboards, and other gear for two TV seasons from 1966-1968, and is still one of the highest selling hobby kits of all time.
8. Starsky and Hutch, Ford Gran Torino
Before Clint Eastwood made it famous, these Southern California plainclothes cops drove a red hot 1975 Ford Gran Torino, the Zebra Three. For 92 episodes, David Starsky and Ken “Hutch” Hutchinson throttled around fictitious Bay City, slapping the spinning light siren on the roof and executing turns that you don't want to try unless you're a professional driver.
7. Magnum P.I., Ferrari 308 GTS
’80’s icon Tom Selleck made Ferraris look sexier than Hawaii itself for eight seasons as private investigator Thomas Magnum, treating himself to the latest, greatest model every other season. The key to the car was handling on those mountainous curves. (Psst: the padding was removed from the seats so the 6'4" actor could fit.)
6. The Beverly Hillbillies, vintage Oldsmobile
It's easy to see why the oil rich Clampett Family took so long to buy a new car: their sturdy 1921 flatbed Oldsmobile was a tough act to follow. Complete with a roped-on hood and glass-free headlights, the Hillbillies eventually swapped their beloved truck for a yellow roadster (with actual backseats).
5. The Partridge Family, Chevy bus
Way back in the 1970s, you know the best way to get five singing kids to a Vegas gig on time? In a trippy, hippy school bus, of course! The pop singing family bought the used 1957 Chevy and re-painted it with a mosaic of colors that lasted the four year run of the show. And with such precious cargo, including David Cassidy and a young Danny Bonaduce, it’s no wonder Mother was always so “nervous” while en route.
4. The Munsters, Munsters’ Koach
Monstrous Herman and the gang hauled around their usual haunts in this eighteen foot custom hearse. Built in 1964 with parts used from three separate Model T’s, the coach had a powerful 289 Cobra engine with 10 chrome plated carburetors. In one episode, Herman actually drag-raced the big wheels. Grandpa Munster also had a coffin-on-wheels racer, the Drag-u-la, seen in the 1966 film Munster, Go Home!
3. Knight Rider, KITT
For four seasons, modern-day knight errant David Knight tooled around in his talking 1982 black Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. And while David Hasselhoff was cool, the car was way cooler. KITT (which stands for Knight Industries Three Thousand) had a soothing voice accompanied by red, pulsing grill lights and an artificially intelligent robot brain crammed under the hood.
2. The Green Hornet, Black Beauty
Sidekick Kato (Bruce Lee) chauffeured the crime-busting Green Hornet in and out of action in this sleeked-out black Chrysler Imperial. Throw in a couple front and rear rockets, smoke screen, a secret rotating garage platform, infra-green headlights, and even a spy-in-the-sky drone stored inside, and you’ve got a rolling arsenal!
1. Batman, the Batmobile
This atom-powered, overhauled1954 Lincoln Futura featured lasers, radar, a bat-tering ram (natch!), a chute for fast stops, reinflating tires, bazookas, mega-pickup and more. This customized black convertible with snazzy red trim served the Dynamic Duo in Gotham City from ’66-’68, where, fortunately for the crime fighters, it rarely rained. (Note: Some people claim the car is actually an overhauled 1955 Lincoln Futura.)
HONORABLE MENTION: Due to popular demand, RadarOnline.com must add a reader’s favorite as honorable mention – the General Lee! That’s right Dukes of Hazard fans. You got your wish. There were several used on the show, and they were Chargers, model years 1968 and 1969.