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Trivia Answer:

C. Ford Gran Torino


The classic television series Starsky and Hutch (1975-1979) featured two streetwise cops and their red and white 1975 Ford Gran Torino. The Ford Gran Torino was an automatic, yet Starsky's car always had the very obvious sound that could only be made by a standard (or stick) shift.


The producer actually wanted to use a green and white Camaro instead of the red and white Ford Torino, but General Motors were unable to help them.


On numerous occasions, Paul Michael Glaser has talked about how much he hated the car, as well as playing Starsky, and that he had campaigned to be released from his contract. He said, at the time, that he would have refused to continue with the series, had it not been canceled. Like many TV actors at the time, he wanted to become a film director, however his attempts at directing "Starsky & Hutch" were unfruitful due to too many artsy shots that did not fit in tune with the series, the way it had originally been conceived.


source: IMDB/wikipedia

 

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