A Few of my Favorite Television Cars

Scott Benjamin

A man dressed as Batman drives an original Batmobile from the 1960s television series around Parliament Square in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Looking back at this week's posts, I realized that they're all somewhat downers. On Monday, there was the General Motors restructuring post. On Tuesday, I told you about a harsh (yet, interspersed with humor) review of the new Honda Insight and then on Wednesday, the bad news about the new CAFE standards. So, I'm taking a break from the dismal automotive news today to lighten things up a little bit by simply listing a few of my favorite television cars.

Yeah, I know. Today's topic is kind of a Nerf toss. But here's the way I see it -- I think we're all getting a little bit burned-out on the bad auto industry news recently. Why not take a few minutes away from some of the real-world misery and have a little fun reminiscing about cars that we truly enjoyed on the small screen?

I've made a short list of a few of the cars that became stars on various television series. In some cases, the car completely stole the show. Anyway, in no particular order, here are a few television cars that I've enjoyed over the years:

  • The General Lee from "The Dukes of Hazzard"
  • Boss Hogg's Cadillac from "The Dukes of Hazzard"
  • K.I.T.T. from "Knight Rider"
  • The original Batmobile
  • The A-Team van
  • The Ferrari Daytona Spyder on "Miami Vice"
  • The white Ferrari Testarossa from "Miami Vice"
  • The "Beverly Hillbillies" flatbed truck
  • Starsky and Hutch's red and white Ford Torino
  • The red Ferrari 308 GTS on "Magnum P.I."
  • The Coyote from "Hardcastle and McCormick"
  • Maxwell Smart's Sunbeam Tiger
  • "The Addams Family" limo
  • "The Munsters'" Koach
  • Grandpa Munster's Dragula car
  • Speed Racer's Mach 5
  • Racer X's car on "Speed Racer"
  • The Mystery Machine from "Scooby-Doo"
  • The flying bubble car from "The Jetsons"
  • The Flintstone's car
  • Mr. Magoo's jalopy
  • Speed Buggy

I know that everyone has their own favorite TV cars, so what are yours?

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