Before "The Dukes of Hazzard" there was "Starsky & Hutch". Instead of tearing up the back roads in an orange '69 Charger, they tore up the city streets in a red, '76 Gran Torino.
Now I ask you have you ever seen a nicer car than that???
Does anyone know if Starsky & Hutch's car had a name? I was just curious because the Duke's car was the "General Lee" and I wondered if the S&H car had a name too. I was only a few years old in the late '70's so I really don't remember the show too well. Please Email me if you know...I'm just curious...
It is interesting to note that when Ford created a "Special Edition" '76 Gran Torino in the "Starsky & Hutch" paint scheme, the white stripe was painted first, and then the red paint was applied over the white. Looking at the car I had always assumed that the red was painted first and then the white stripe was added. It is, however, not the case.
Apparently, this is an original '76 actually used in the series. It certainly looks as though it has seen better days.
John & Penny Quirk from Stevens Point, Wisconsin sent in this picture of their '76 S&H limited edition Torino. Doesn't it look great in front of Headquarters! To see more pictures of their Torino, check out their website
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