Soapbox and Mrs King: 1984 Chevrolet Corvette C4

I was watching an old episode of “The Scarecrow and Mrs King” the other night (streaming it through some free streaming service, can’t imagine the last time that show was broadcast in any manner) and I noticed that the leading lady (Kate Jackson) has an incredible mullet, the Scarecrow (Bruce Boxleitner) has marvelously plastic hair, and the show’s featured C4 Corvette was looking good. It made me think: When did TV shows stop having a “car” as part of the cast? Magnum had his Ferrari, Rockford has his Firebird, the Dukes had the General Lee, Crockott drive a Ferrari Testarossa, Knightrider had KITT, Starsky (or Hutch?) had a Gran Torino, James Bond drove one of everything, the CHiPs had Kawasakis, Cagney had a Dodge Diplomat — even Homer Simpson had a pink Plymouth sedan. It wasn’t just an artifact of detective shows — cars were a part of Hollywood. What would Star Wars be without the various car-inspired mechanized transporters? What blockbuster movie didn’t involve a car chase or Nick Cage driving a classic to his work parking lot? But when was the last time you saw a car as the star in a TV show? Did Hollywood lose its love affair with the horseless carriage? Or is it because cars have become soulless appliances that deserve as much screen time as an ISO standard? Can you imagine a titular character on the next major show driving a Telsa Cyber Truck and making it exciting? Call me old…but give me some classic shows and classic cars. Find this 1984 Chevrolet Corvette C4 offered for $7,800 in Norwalk, CT via craigslist. Tip from Cory.

From the seller:

1984 chevrolet corvette c4
condition: good
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 95000
paint color: blue
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: convertible
This is a rare 1984 Chevrolet C4 Corvette. Removable top. Aftermarket Radio. Two-tone blue, brand new clutch, drives well, in great condition MUST SEE!!!!

See a better way to drive something classic?