24 Iconic Cars You Probably Missed On The Andy Griffith Show

1963 Ford Fairlane



“On The Andy Griffith Show you meet some of the funniest, down-to-earth folks you ever knew. In color”.

This tagline is from 6th season of the highly-successful, multi-awarded family TV program of the 60s entitled, “The Andy Griffith Show”. Having a successful run for almost a decade, the show probably owes its success not just to the funny characters of Sheriff Andy, Deputy Barney, and Aunt Bee, but also in part to the coolest collection of classic Ford Sedans and other vintage cars that you may have seen in a TV Program. Let’s take a look at the some of the coolest cars that you can meet only on the Andy Griffith Show.

The Mayberry Squad Car

With virtually no crime to solve, the Squad Car was Mayberry’s only police car used by Sheriff Andy and Deputy Barney either during their regular patrols, or for their personal business. In partnership with Ford Motors, the cars were supplied free of charge by a nearby Ford dealer, and whenever the next year’s model came out, it was sent to the studio and the old one was returned to the dealer who re-painted it and sold it as a used car. The photos below show the actual Squad Cars used starting with Season 1.

1960 Ford Fairlane

1960 Ford Fairlane (season 1)

1961 Ford Fairlane

1961 Ford Fairlane (season 2)

1962 Ford Fairlane

1962 Ford Galaxie (season 3)

1963 Ford Fairlane

1963 Ford Galaxie (season 4)

1964 Ford Fairlane

1964 Ford Galaxie (season 5)

1965 Ford Fairlane

1965 Ford Custom 54E (season 6)

1966 Ford Fairlane

1966 Ford Custom (Season 7)

1967 Ford Fairlane

1967 Ford Custom (Season 8)

Other Cars Featured In The Show

1954 Ford Customline

1954 Ford Customline

1958 Edsel Pacer

Barney’s 1958 Edsel Pacer

1955 Ford Fairlane

Aunt Bee’s 1955 Ford Fairlane Sunliner Convertible

1960 Rambler American

Goober’s 1960 Rambler American

1963 Lincoln Continental

Tucker’s 1963 Lincoln Continental

1961 Cadillac Fleetwood

The Governor’s 1961 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 Limousine

1967 Lincoln Continental

1967 Lincoln Continental Executive Limousine

1948 Cadillac Airport

Freedy Fleet’s 1948 Cadillac Airport Limousine

1933 Ford V-8

1933 Ford V-8

1929 Ford Model AA

Briscoe’s 1929 Ford Model AA

1957 Ford F-Series

McBeevee’s 1957 Ford F-Series Pickup

1966 Ferrari

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/4

1955 Jaguar XK 140

The Doctor’s 1955 Jaguar XK 140

Mercedes 190SL

Jim’s Mercedes-Benz 190SL

1965 Excalibur

1965 Excalibur Series 1

1961 Ford Falcon

1961 Ford Falcon

You might be interested to check out this video from the 1986 TV movie “Return to Mayberry”. This was a ‘kind’ of a reunion bringing back most of the characters from the Andy Griffith Show, and the Mayberry Squad Car at the time was a 1981 Chevy Malibu. It was a noticeable departure from the larger Fords that the town have gotten used to, but needless to say, it seemed to serve the town and its citizens very well.

Reference: http://www.carlustblog.com/2014/12/the-cars-of-the-andy-griffith-show.html
Photo Credits: http://mayberry.wikia.com/wiki/Squad_Car


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