The rugged 1977 Chevrolet Blazer was a seminal example of a sports utility car in the 70s. The one featured on the show was an inviting bright orange with white bumpers and rims.
It had a soft top, which was somewhat rare among cars in this era, with options for automatic transmission and four-wheel drive. This classic square body Chevy would’ve made any contestant give Johnny Olson a tackle-hug.
The show gave away a gold C4 Corvette that would’ve definitely turned heads on the road. This specific model featured Corvette’s new wind tunnel design, which made the car more aerodynamic. It was also one of the less expensive
This honey-colored dream was ahead of its time according to many car fans. The AMC Eagle was one of the first crossover vehicles released when The Price is Right brought it on the show in late 1982.
Premium leather seats, a convertible Landau roof, first-class AM/FM cassette player, and all-wheel drive makes this car a pretty classy way to leave the TV lot.
What happens to the winners’ cars after the show?
Distractify said that it’s not hard to get the cars, but they don’t come entirely free like they seem on TV.
Contestants owe the show a certain amount of money after they win, which needs to be paid before their episode airs and they receive their new vehicle. The show also doesn’t deliver the cars to the winners. Instead, you’d have to pick up the prize car at a local dealership.
Since the show is based in California, the winners have to pay California state auto taxes. If you’d rather have money than an expensive car, you’d have to sell it yourself, as the show doesn’t exchange prizes for cash.
All in all, if you’re not crazy about cars, winning one on a game show might be more of a hassle than you want. Either way, it’s exciting to watch contestants light up when they know they’ve won a prize.
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Hannah is a recent college graduate with a degree in English Creative Writing from Seattle Pacific University. Currently located in Washington State, she's interested in applying her craft in news areas across new subjects, using her skills to stretch her comfort zone. Outside of writing articles about cars and insurance, Hannah is drawn to Creative Nonfiction writing, though she loves a good fiction book. In her free time, Hannah enjoys reading, playing basketball, sunny hikes in the PNW, and flexing her creative muscles through art.