The Top 10 Best Cars Ever on Television


Some of the most iconic television vehicles of all time have played the roles of loveable sidekick and best supporting actor, even sometimes stealing the show entirely.

While plot details sometimes get fuzzy in our memories, these trusty cars never fail to stir up a nostalgia that takes us right back to the good old days.

Without further ado, here is our list of the top ten best cars to ever appear on television.

10. 1955 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special: The Godfather

This iconic dark Cadillac, used for doing dark deeds, was favored throughout The Godfather films. Vito Corleone preferred a 1940 model, and later, Peter Clemenza drove a 1955 model.

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9. The Scooby Doo Mystery Machine

Shaggy and the gang got things done, thanks to their tried-and-true mystery mobile. Always stocked with Scooby snacks.

8. The Flintstones Car

Sure, it’s animated, but who else wondered if they, too, possessed the leg strength to power this bad boy?

Known for giving Fred some sore feet from time to time, this car also seemed to have an infinite passenger capacity.

7. Herbie The Love Bug

Everyone’s favorite Volkswagen racing Beetle blazed its way onto the scene in 1968. He looked innocent enough, but this Beetle certainly had a mind of its own.

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6. 1966 Batmobile: Batman

A car so beloved it has its own website. In 2013, the Batmobile sold for a whopping $4.3 million dollars at auction, a record high for a TV and movie car. Holy price tag, Batman!

5. DeLorean DMC-12: Back to the Future

Where would Doc Brown and Marty McFly be without their partner in time travel? The DeLorean gave us all hope that one day, we’d get to fly one, too — time travel an optional luxury upgrade.

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4. 1983 GMC Vandura: The A-Team

With its characteristic red stripe, this beast of a van kept the A-team gang up and running. We fondly remember the van for its admirable ability to sustain regular abuse, take a bullet or many, and land some impressive jumps.

3. 1969 Dodge Charger: The Dukes of Hazzard

With its iconic orange paint and one-of-a-kind horn, fans still adore this impressive stunt car who arguably stole the show. We salute you, General.

2. 1975 Ford Gran Torino: Starsky and Hutch

Another spotlight hog, the Gran Torino was possibly the most popular and widely-recognized stunt car of the ’70s.

The ‘striped tomato’ was kind enough to share the stage with Paul Michael Glasser and David Soul, allowing them a role in the action.

1. 1982 Pontiac Firebird: Knight Rider

“KIIT, they’re still shooting at us!” Michael Knight and his Pontiac Firebird went together like rubber and road. The ’80’s wouldn’t have been the same without them.

Thank you, beloved vehicles — you kept our favorite characters alive way longer than otherwise possible.

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A graduate of Grand Canyon University, Kim Davis has been writing for The Western Journal since 2015, focusing on lifestyle stories.
Kim Davis began writing for The Western Journal in 2015. Her primary topics cover family, faith, and women. She has experience as a copy editor for the online publication Thoughtful Women. Kim worked as an arts administrator for The Phoenix Symphony, writing music education curriculum and leading community engagement programs throughout the region. She holds a degree in music education from Grand Canyon University with a minor in eating tacos.
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