I stumbled upon an awesome Miami Vice tribute video on Jalopnik and just had to share it as it captures the rawness of the 1980s perfectly. As I was only a kid in the 80s, I was not a participant in the decade of excess but I sure remember the cool cars. The eerie thing now is the “Vice” of the 80s almost seems sort of innocent compared to the bad “Vice” of today but maybe that’s what growing old just makes you think.
As a kid growing up in the 1980s, one of my best memories is the amazing variety of TV shows that starred the cars and trucks of the day. Although these vehicles were amazing in so many ways, the acting was a different story. And now looking back some of these vehicles are very rudimentary when you compare them to some of the most basic of today’s cars. Nevertheless, I would love to have any one of these in a collection some day.
Here is a list of some of the most iconic cars from the hit shows of the decade. Please feel free to leave a comment with your vote for the favourite choice from the list below.
Dukes of Hazzard aired from 1979 – 1985
The General Lee – 1969 Dodge Charger
The Fall Guy aired from 1981 – 1986
GMC Sierra Grande 4×4 pickup
The A Team aired from 1983 – 1987
GMC Vandura van
Magnum P.I. aired from 1980 – 1988
Ferrari 308 GTB
Knight Rider aired from 1982 – 1986
1982 Pontiac Trans-Am
Miami Vice aired from 1984-1989