1976 Ford Gran Torino Hardtop - Starsky & Hutch Edition (5 of 11)
A few of the 1,000 replicas of the "Starsky & Hutch" cars built by Ford at its Chicago manufacturing plant in the Spring of 1976. The car paid homage to the popular Spelling-Goldberg TV series that aired on ABC from 1975-79, and was brought back to life in a 2004 spoof adaptation motion picture that starred Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson. Starsky's two-door Ford Gran Torino, painted red with a large white vector stripe, was a central fixture in both the television series and motion picture.
Photographed at the 2010 International Route 66 Mother Road Festival in Springfield, Illinois on September 24-26, 2010.
Please visit my collection of Motor Vehicles on Flickr where you will find more than 10,000 photographs thoughtfully organized into albums, and presented by model year, manufacturer, vehicle type, and more. This project, which began in 2008, continues to expand with new material added daily.