Los Angeles, 1972. A simpler time relative to todays high-tech police dramas, but with material just as compelling storywise. The cases are real and the criminals every bit as desperate, slick and ruthless.
The opening credits for the 4th season (1971-72) of Jack Webb’s classic police series Adam-12, which originally aired on NBC from 1968-75. The 1971 Plymouth Satellite patrol car seen here was only featured during this 4th season of the series. Cars used for ADAM-12 patrol by the stars were as follows – Pilot: 1967 Plymouth Belvedere; Season 1: 1968 Plymouth Belvedere; Seasons 2&3: 1969 Belvedere; Season 4: 1971 Plymouth Satellite; Seasons 5 thru 7: 1972 AMC Matador sedan (yes, I thought this was odd that the ’72 Matador was used for 3 seasons!). A few other Mopars and Mercurys were also used as back-up cars during the run of the series, especially representing what the LAPD used during that era. NOTE: Fair use and education regarding Classic TV history are the purpose here, thanks. Video Rating: 5 / 5