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The car of the star's famous film and TV Motors. Part 1

Sureterm Direct is the UK's largest classic auto insurance and we know instantly when a car appeared in a TV or a popular film that surveys of car insurance classic model for this shoot particularly through the roof.

If is the first installment of our guide to television's most famous film and cars on the planet. We've even included a van – see if you can guess which is which program to go!

TV Programme: Ashes to Ashes
Car: Audi Quattro UR:

While the star of the show is Gene Hunt, a fictional detective in a TV series in 1980s Britain, his bright red Audi UR Quattro is more than supporting role.

The car burst in real life in 1980 and 4 wheel drive and a host of incredible feats German car-making others crowded into it, the car became an instant cult classic.

Brilliant on the road, brilliant on the stage of the rally. And now thanks asking a lot to Gene Hunt. If you can get your hands on one – do. Easy and profitable to insure.

Our star rating: 4 stars

TV Program: United
Car: Alvis TE21

Fruity old thespian Stephen Fry plays a lawyer in England in this gentle comedy drama He scoots around Norfolk in a fabulous Alvis TE21 Drophead – sparking an interest in classic cars from a new generation.

Alvis is a weird brand. In the best part of 50 years from 1920, the Coventry-based firm Product cars that have been noted for high quality, great handling and a nifty, sporty character. The TE21 model arrived at the end of 1963 – and with a stiff suspension it can move a little.

The TE21 was pretty heavy yet managed a very respectable speed over 120 mph top and is available with automatic transmission or manual transmission with five speeds. It is a very, very elegant classic – and a restored version could easily get back? 100,000.

Our Star rating: 2 stars

TV Programme: The Sweeney
Car: GT Mk1 Ford Consul

When ITV in the UK screened the Sweeney for the first time, the program marked a new concept of cop shows. Previously submitted a regime of former boring "bobbies" as Z-cars and Dixon of Dock Green, The Sweeney had fast cars, swearing, sex scenes, alcohol and extreme violence.

And he has made household names of main characters Reagan and Carter. In series 1 and 2, the mainstay of the CID team is-brown Copper Mk1 Ford Consul GT, reg NHK 295M – although in later series, Ford Granadas were the norm.

Consul has front bucket seats as standard, a remote center floor shift control and the speedometer, fuel and temperature gauges all had black non reflective.

Pack The Consul "The offered special seats, curly carpet color matched to the interior mirror, heated rear screen, Clock and trip mileage recorder (not that Sweeney has never cared for nothing in the law!). No surprise, they went with Option Pack GT, which included more than 3.0 V6 – capable of 0-60mph in 9 seconds.

Our star rating: 2 stars

TV Program: Inspector Morse
Car: 1960 Jaguar Mk II

In the novels by Colin Dexter, Inspector Morse Automotive Grouchy copper is a classic Lancia, but ITV used a Jaguar MK II 2.4 from the beginning of the series. In fact, the Carmen red Jag became so iconic that new editions of the first novels were changed so that Morse's car is a Jaguar!
The Jaguar Mark II 'a compact four-door sedan was introduced in October 1959, a price of only? 1534.00 and was made until 1967. Morse Jaguar is a model with a 2.4-liter twin-cam above the engine 6-cylinder 2483 cc giving 120 hp.
It's a bit slow for TV coppers, only capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in 17.3 seconds, with a maximum speed of 96.3 mph, but Morse has not exactly need to burn in the university city of Oxford. Jaguar made almost 84,000 MK11, 25070 Morse 2.4 variation.

Our Star rating: 3 stars

Program TV: James Bond
Car: Aston Martin DB5

Spy 007's love of fast cars is evident that all way through the novels of Ian Fleming's original and when they come to the big screen, car lovers everywhere drooled over his gorgeous DB5 .

1963 DB5 is famous for being the first and most recognized Bond car, including in Goldfinger, Thunderball, GoldenEye, Tomorrow never dies ever and Casino Royale, so he also appeared in Le Monde background is not enough and diamonds are forever.
DB5's engine had been enlarged the previous DB4 3.7L 4.0L, while the addition of a five-speed transmission and three SU carburetors allowed the car to take 282hp and propel it to 141 mph (238 km / h).
Standard equipment on the DB5 included reclining seats, pile carpets, electric windows and a fire extinguisher. All models have 4 seats and 2 doors. The UK recommended list price of the sports saloon (coupe) in December 1963 was? 4248, including tax purchases, the convertible was? 4562.

Our star rating: 5 stars

TV Programme: Dukes of Hazzard
Car: 1969 Dodge Charger

Testosterone-filled teenagers remember a couple of things about The Dukes of Hazzard – Catherine Bach endless legs (and Pert Bum Spray on jean shorts) and the General Lee car.

The General Lee was a 1969 Dodge Charger Hemi with a 426 in any season of the hit (except season two, where he had a 440 Magnum engine). It was also said that the road / runway model.

Bright orange with a Confederate battle flag painted on the roof, and the words "General Lee" and the number "01" on each door, the car's name refers to the American Confederates Civil War Robert E. General Lee.

The show also used 1968 Chargers since the start (which shared mostly the same sheet metal) by changing the grille and tail lights to the style of the 1969 model year, and smoothing the cycle side marker lights 68, which were rectangular on the '69 model year.

Our star rating: 3 stars

TV Programme: Starsky and Hutch
Car: Ford Torino

We loved the 1970s. Big hair, disco music, songs sweaters – and all in one TV series. Los Angeles cops Starsky and Hutch fought wicked in a two-door Ford Torino, which was red with a large white stripe vector.

He was nicknamed the Striped Tomato by Hutch but The term does not come from the series' writers – it came from a review of real life the actor Paul Michael Glaser (Starsky) made. The standard of Turin was rather dull, so producers jazzed it with a large white stripe vector, the 5-slot alloys and rear tires. Air shocks were added to give the car an aggressive rake and it worked – especially for Ford, which has built replicas of the 1000 Starsky and Hutch "car the spring of 1976.

The "Starsky and Hutch replica was available with all engines of Turin, and limit production package was essentially a special paint option with the group of bumpers and two luxury sport mirrors color-keyed options mandatory. the colors of the seat have been limited to white or black and were available with all tablecloths and seating options.

Our star rating: 2 stars

Program TV: Knight Rider
Car: 1982 Pontiac Trans Am

Forget shooting Hasselhoff Baywatch – bubble hair David Hof The first fame in Knight Rider – TV series Bonkers held from 1982 to 1986 which featured KITT, a talking car equipped with mind-blowing gadgets.
Unsurprisingly, given its low-budget cast, KITT became the star of the show, but then it was a shiny black 1982 Pontiac Trans Am The car oozed sex appeal and has attracted massive interest in American Classics which exists to this day.
By the way, KITT stands for Knight Industries Two Thousand 'an eponymous doff of the CAP to its technology-cum bizarre fight cons crime creators.

Our star rating: 3 stars

TV Program: Team A
Car: The GMC van

Da-da-da, dada, da. Da, dada, da, da, Dadada, da. It is hard to believe all the TV programs, especially in Hollywood, could make the pickups sexy – but the team A made bucket loads.

The black and metallic gray GMC van used by the A team – a collection of crazy the fight against crime misfits – had a characteristic red stripe, black and red rims, roof spoiler, and became an instant icon.

The van is a 1983 G-series that has been heavily customized by Universal Studios prop department. The engine is a 350 CID with minor changes (mainly carbohydrates and the exhaust system), while the wheels are turbine style 15 "painted black with red accents.

Other changes include – the Quad headlight conversion, brush face, the fog / driving lights, exterior sun visor, quad square exhaust tips (each side before the rear wheels), and custom made rear wing. The interior has been custom white bucket seats, shag carpet, case Custom rifle and in the back.

He also had beefy air shocks in the rear to improve the behavior, which has been poor and low power. In fact, the scenes where it burns were made by spraying bleach in the front and rear tires which creates a thick gray smoke.

Our star rating: 2 stars.

TV Program: Back to the Future (Film)
Car: De Lorean DMC-12

Look, do not hesitate to it, with the exception of James Bond's DB5 THE iconic TV car of the film. He grabbed attention in real life and he has caught the attention on the screen.

The De Lorean DMC-12 became a time machine to return to the future, but was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro and built for real by 1981 De Lorean Motor Company, in Northern Ireland. The 2-door coupe was an L 2.8 (2849 cc), V6 engine and is available in 5-speed manual or 3-speed automatic transmissions.

He was the only model ever produced by the society, and has gullwing doors with a base of fiberglass, to which non-structural brushed stainless steel panels are fixed.

The first prototype appeared in March 1976, and Production officially began in 1981 (with the first DMC-12 landing on the production line on January 21) at the factory DMC Dunmurry, Northern Ireland. During his production, several aspects of the car were changed, such as the style of hood, wheels and interior.

Approximately nine miles DMC-12 were made before production stopped in late 1982.

Our star rating: 5 stars

Program TV: Herbie "The Love Bug"
Car: 1963 Volkswagen Beetle ragtop sedan.

Peace and love, man. With the amount of acid in the atmosphere dropped from hippified the late 60s, we were not surprised when a film with a VW Beetle became humanized.

Herbie The Love Bug was a Volkswagen 1963 Luxury Sedan Volkswagen Beetle ragtop painted pearl white L87. The interior is normally a matching white, but the interior was painted in Herbie gray special anti-reflection, so that the camera and studio lights would not comply.

In the original film of 1968, Herbie stripes differ from those in movies later – the scratches do not cover the valances or louvers of the car and the blue is a lighter shade. In addition, Herbie features color-keyed steps, while in later films, running boards are standard black.

Our star rating: 2 stars

About the Author

John Kelly is the website editor at Sureterm Direct, the UK’s largest classic car insurance company.

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