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YAK Car Pic of the Day

Steve McGarrett and his '68 Mercury

The original Hawaii Five-O television series began back in 1968. Jack Lord, as Steve McGarrett, drove this 1968 Mercury Park Lane Brougham four-door hardtop for the first few years until a run-in with the Hawaiian Mafia wrecked it in a later episode. Currently, a gentleman in Chicago claims to have bought the car from CBS and has had it restored (although he can’t guarantee it’s the one used in the series, he seems pretty sure). After being wrecked, the ’68 was replaced by a 1974 Mercury Marquis Brougham, which made an appearance in the new Hawaii Five-O series which premiered last year. In the first episode, the ’74 was discovered by McGarrett’s son in his garage.
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know