'Counting Cars' Premiere: 5 Favorite Cars from TV History

Feb 19, 2015 06:30 PM EST | Jordan Ecarma


The History Channel's "Counting Cars," a reality show featuring Danny "The Count" Koker and his team as they restore classic autos and motorcycles, returns with a season premiere on Tuesday.

The new season will launch with a one-hour premiere featuring a special job--a "his and hers" restoration of a 1970 Plymouth Road Runner and a 1970 Dodge Coronet, said a History Channel press release. Another hour-long special in the season will have Danny organizing a car show to unveil a 1973 Boattail Riviera with an eye-catching Count's Kustoms paint job.

While you're counting down until the "Pawn Star" spinoff is releasing new episodes, check out this list of five beloved autos from television history.


Batman's iconic ride on the 1960s TV series started as a 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car that collector George Barris brought from Ford for $1. The original Batmobile sold for an impressive $4.62 million at a Barrett-Jackson auction in 2013, Autoblog reported.

Mr. Bean's Mini Cooper

Mr. Bean's madcap adventures would be incomplete without his trusty 1976 British Leyland Mini 1000, which was featured in all but two of the TV show's episodes.

Scooby-Doo's Mystery Machine

Like a Room of Requirement on wheels, the Mystery Machine adapts itself to the situation at hand, providing whatever items are needed in the Scooby-Doo world.

LEGO last month announced that a special Scooby-Doo set will be available this summer, complete with pieces to build a Mystery Machine.

"The Rockford Files" Pontiac Firebird

James Garner made the "Rockford turn" famous when he spun the Pontiac Firebird Esprit in his signature move. "The Rockford Files," which ran from 1974 to 1980, used three cars each season, according to Jalopnik.

"The A-Team" GMC Van

The four Vietnam veterans that this NBC show centered on faced all kinds of trouble in their 1983 GMC G-15, which endured collisions, gun battles and other dangers and needed frequent fixing by B.A.

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