Most Iconic TV Cars of the 1960s and 1970s

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1969 Dodge Charger “The Dukes of Hazzard” (1979–1985)
Barely sneaking onto a list of 1960s–70s TV cars, the outrageously popular show “The Dukes of Hazzard” ran from 1979 through 1985. The comedy series pitted Southern cousins Bo (John Schneider) and Luke (Tom Wopat) Duke — who are on five years’ probation for running moonshine — against a police department more crooked than a hound’s hind leg. The show spawned many beloved characters, including Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane (James Best), corrupt commissioner Boss Hogg (Sorrell Brooke) and cousin Daisy Duke (Catherine Bach). Although the strong cast created an entertaining show each week, the true star of “The Dukes of Hazzard” eventually became the customized bright orange 1969 Dodge Charger the boys used to evade the law and ultimately do good. The Duke brothers’ stunts are stuff of TV legend, speeding, skidding and jumping the bright red car through and over almost anything imaginable, constantly evading the Hazzard County police or Boss Hogg’s henchmen. Reportedly more than 350 Chargers were used (and wrecked) during show production, to the point where the producers had difficulty sourcing the cars and had to modify other model years and models.

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