Top Picks: Iconic TV Cars

Arguably one of the two most famous cars in TV history, the Batmobile was a modified version of a 1955 one-off concept car called the Lincoln Futura. Given a distinctive glossy paint job with cherry-red stripes – oh, and a rocket thruster on the back – it became a legend in its own time, and its popularity remains undiminished 40 years later. Two years ago it sold at auction for more than $4 million.

Oddly, when compiling a list of iconic TV cars, you realize that the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s provided numerous choices, but the last few years have been disappointingly barren… that means it’s time for a comeback!

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Ken Carriere

Ken Carriere

Ken is Toronto born and raised, and still lives there, but has travelled throughout the country over the years. His first exposure to cars was as a child, when his dad would pay him in comic books to change the oil and perform other routine maintenance. His writing has appeared in publications such as the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, TV Guide and the New York Times News Service, amongst others.
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