Most Iconic TV Cars of the 1960s and 1970s

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1951 Ford F100 “Sanford and Son” (1972-1977)
One of the best-known and loved shows of the 1970s, “Sanford and Son” was a prime-time vehicle for comedian Redd Foxx and on-air son Demond Wilson. The father-son junk dealer duo had run-in after run-in with all types, from incredulous customers to Fred’s sister-in-law (and Lamont’s aunt) Esther, Fred’s arch nemesis. Esther was a foil for many of cantankerous Fred Sanford’s catchphrases. Produced by Norman Lear, known for his other groundbreaking show “All in the Family,” Sanford and Son took place in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles. Fred’s rusted-out red Ford F100 appeared prominently in the show’s opening theme as well as in many episodes throughout the show’s five-year run. The truck is currently owned by two friends and former police officers (and “Sanford and Son” fans) who own a vehicle restoration business called Blueline Classics in North Royalton, Ohio.

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