The VEGA$ TV Show
(1978-81) starred Robert Urich as PI (Private Investigator) Dan
Tanna who found his 1957 Red T-Bird indispensable with
it's Hi Tech Car Telephone allowing him to stay in contact with his
Office, the only problem was that any reasonable length
conversation required him to drive in ever decreasing
circles as the area of Vegas that was considered
photogenic was extremely small.
The three Series that were made probably at the time constituted one of the
highest usage of Guest Cameo's in TV History, and thanks
to the Executive Producer, Aaron Spelling even managed
Crossovers with other series such as Charlie's Angels. Aaron Spelling is in fact recognised by
the Guinness Book of World Records as the most prolific
television producer of all time!
much anything else this program fixed the image of the
'57 T-Bird having a Continental Kit fitted in the mind of
the US public.
Car was produced
1980-1981 and was the forerunner of the 801 / 810
The VEGA$ Box
(Aaron Spelling Productions) -
This was the only copyright on car and Box -
no Corgi copyright !
The later "non-Vegas" box
©1981 Mettoy on box
I don't have one of these, so am not sure what the car copyright is
1:64 Corgi Junior version was