Don Johnson’s show Nash Bridges ran from 1996 to 2001. This was just before E-body convertible prices went sky high. Still, 1971 ‘Cudas are very rare so the show modified a bunch of 1970 Cudas to look like 1971s. Here’s some info from the seller of the claimed “Nash Bridges #1” car that was on eBay last year:
The show used 3 or 4 cars. They were ALL 1970 cars with ’71 features. This was Don’s favorite car that was driven often. During the show’s run, he had the car fitted with a 360 V8 and 4-speed with a shattershield. This (Nash #1) car eventually received a full-on rotisserie restoration and a crate Hemi engine. Also, a brighter color was chosen for all the cars during filming. It was found the correct yellow made the car look green to the camera.
It’s hard to find many scenes with the ‘Cuda on YouTube, but I have one short scene from the show after the jump. I also have a promo video for the sale of the #1 car mentioned above. Check ’em out!