Behind The Scenes: The Prisoner (1967)

The Prisoner - Lotus 7
There are many vehicles from popular TV shows that have gained cult status, KITT from Knight Rider, B.A. Baracus’ van from the A-Team, Airwolf, Street Hawk, the General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard…but the one vehicle that I always admired was Kar120C or the Lotus 7 from the original Prisoner series!

The original car seen in the Prisoner opening we know, thanks to the Six of One, was provided by Caterham Car Sales and was their floor model. After the episode ‘ARRIVAL’ it was returned to the car lot and sold though the number plate was kept by Caterham. When a Kar120C was required to appear in an episode Caterham would supply a mock-up when it was required.

Now for a little more information, check out this awesome clip from a BBC program uploaded by The Odentroll Channel featuring the Lotus 7 and a brief appearance of a certain famous car from the Avengers.

Does anyone know what TV series this was? I haven’t been able to find out anything more about it.

VicSage

Editor at Retroist
Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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2 thoughts on “Behind The Scenes: The Prisoner (1967)

  1. Badwolf says:

    In the PRISONER episode “The Girl Who Was Death,” our many Number 6 drives a Lotus Elan Series 1 which looks suspiciously similar to the same car as driven by Miss Emma Peel in the AVENGERS series.

    One of my favorite cars was the Ford Escort driven by The Flying Squad in THE SWEENEY.

  2. Badwolf, I never caught onto that until you mentioned it! Hm. That is intriguing. I have never watched the 1970s version of The Sweeney…good stuff?

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