Most Iconic TV Cars of the 1960s and 1970s

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1962 Volvo P1800 “The Saint” (1962–1969)
Predating the James Bond franchise, “The Saint” was a British spy thriller series that originally ran from 1962 through 1969. Starring Roger Moore as spy Simon Templar, the show was picked up by NBC in the United States as summer filler during the 1966 season, and it became hugely popular. Part of Moore’s allure had to be his ride — a white Volvo P1800 that fans associated with the show so much that the retail vehicle eventually became known as the “Saint Volvo.” (It was also successfully reproduced in toy form by British toymaker Corgi and others.) During the show’s run the P1800 became a big star alongside Moore, who eventually went on to become an even bigger star in a little movie franchise known for portraying the daring escapades of a dashing British agent codenamed 007.

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