What are the most iconic vehicles from TV?
Knight Rider. The Saint. The A-Team van.
To heck with humans, these are some of the most iconic characters in television.
No good television show is devoid of an epic vehicle at the front and center, right? Apart from NCIS. And Game of Thrones.
Unfortunately, TV of recent years is generally devoid of epic cars, when compared to the TV shows of yesteryear. In any case, here are the eight most iconic vehicles from your jet set.
8. The Jetsons: Capsule Car
The Jetsons was one of the most forward-thinking television shows of its time, featuring the futuristic family living in some outer space utopia.
Of course, you cannot forget the so-called “Capsule Car” that the family owned, as did many other families in the TV series.
While we don’t have flying cars quite yet, the Jetsons gave an interesting look into the future from a 1960s perspective.
7. The Blacklist: Mercedes S-Class
The Blacklist is one of the best crime shows of recent years, featuring notorious FBI fugitive Raymond Reddington, who works with the FBI to catch other criminals to try and build up his empire.
Reddington’s main man Dembe tends to chauffeur him around in his beautiful black-on-black Mercedes S-Class.
6. The Saint: Volvo P1800
The Saint was one of those ’60s English crime shows that was little-known here in the states. Sir Roger Moore played the role of Simon Templar in this series. He also went on to play James Bond in the 1970s, a role he was offered numerous times while filming The Saint.
His trusty car is a beautiful white Volvo P1800, an odd yet interesting choice of car for such a show.
5. Miami Vice: Ferrari Daytona
Miami Vice is arguably the quintessential 80s cop show, featuring Tubbs and Crockett and their beautiful Ferrari California.
Admittedly, this was a Corvette-based replica, but to anybody growing up watching this show, it didn’t make a difference. The Daytona was a beautiful car, and the Miami Vice replica fooled none of us.
4. Breaking Bad: Pontiac Aztek
You know what? I’m going to say it: I like the Pontiac Aztek. Sort of.
I like that GM tried to do something different by introducing a very odd yet radical design, but their execution was admittedly questionable.
So questionable that Walter White eventually sold his to his mechanic for fifty bucks, and leased himself a new Chrysler 300 SRT-8, after incurring damages after hitting a “deer” (Spoiler alert: it wasn’t a deer).
If you haven’t watched Breaking Bad, go do it now. Just put everything down and go watch it. Your boss or spouse or child won’t mind. There’s nothing like a chemistry teacher turned drug lord.
3. Batman: The Batmobile
The Batmobile from the 1966-1968 television series is arguably the coolest. Its design is based on the Lincoln Futura concept car, but with more bold and aggressive lines and a very strange windshield design.
2. The A-Team: GMC Vandura
The A-Team is one of the coolest shows of all time.
Hannibal, Murdock, and Face ride around in B.A.’s black, red, and grey GMC Vandura, fighting crime and helping those under the clutches of a notorious criminal or a low-life thug all across the USA.
1. Knight Rider: KITT
There is nothing that isn’t awesome about a self-driving, talking car that is virtually indestructible.
A “journey into the shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man that does not exist,” Knight Rider is about the adventures of Michael Knight and his Trans-Am based companion, fighting crime and helping those in need.
Sort of like the A-Team. But with one person. Without guns. Or wacky haircuts.