A Rundown of the Top Five Vehicles from Stranger Things

October 14th, 2016 by


This summer, TV show-lovers were captivated by the new Netflix original series Stranger Things. The makers of this sci-fi thriller set in rural Indian did a fine job of recreating the year 1983. Such a task included casting the most appropriate cars, which means that viewers got a real automobile throwback. Here are the top five vehicles from Stranger Things to look for when you’re ready to rewatch this series!

1980 Chevrolet K5 Blazer

The Chevy Blazer was a common SUV at this time with easy maintenance, so it makes sense that Chief Jim Hopper would choose this as his mystery-solving adventure mobile.

1976 Ford Pinto

The Ford Pinto was one of the cheaper cars that you could buy during this era. Joyce Byers being a single, working mom would likely opt for the least expensive of options. Plus, in the 1970s, the Ford Pinto gained a reputation for having a dangerous design that sometimes caused explosions, which probably dropped the price Joyce had to pay for this risky car even lower.

Early 1970s Ford LTD

The Ford LTD was somewhat of a banger at this time, so even while Jonathan Byers’ car was only just over ten years old, it’s no surprise it looks so bad. Perhaps this was Joyce’s old car and Jonathan got it as a hand-me-down. The only thing that matters for a teenage boy is that it runs, right?

1981 BMW 733i

No teenage boy would have this ride unless you’re lucky to have rich parents like Steve Harrington. This BMW was an expensive car for its time, and a classic choice for the token popular character.

1971 Oldsmobile 442

Jonathan’s deadbeat dad is the owner of this classic muscle car. It is a real beauty, and makes a good fit for a negative character that seems to be much more concerned about himself than his family.

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