Most Iconic TV Cars of the 1960s and 1970s

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Chevrolet Corvette Convertibles “Route 66” (1960–1964)
The adventure crime drama “Route 66” had a total of 116 episodes during its four-year run. The show was an episodic anthology following two young men as they traveled America — most of the time far from the show’s eponymous highway. The show initially starred Martin Milner (who later went on to a starring role in the police drama “Adam 12”) and George Maharis, who eventually left the show citing health reasons. “Route 66” also starred various models of Chevrolet Corvette convertibles that corresponded with the show’s run: 1960–1964. The image above shows Maharis in 1961 on location in New York City with a Horizon Blue Corvette. The series was shot in black and white, so the production team employed subdued car colors for filming to portray a broader spectrum of color than primary hues alone.

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