"There is nothing as inconspicuous as a conspicuous car." - Maxwell Smart, "Operation Ridiculous".
During his career as a secret agent Maxwell Smart drives a number of different vehicles.
In fact, there are at least three of these; one is blown up when Max forgets to tell a repo man about the explosive gas pedal [Episode #48: "Cutback at CONTROL"] and another - possibly two - is totalled in a crash [Episode #53: "Where-What-How-Who Am I?"]. Each loss is seemingly replaced by an identical car.
At various times, the Sunbeam is fitted with the following devices:
- Car Phone
- Phone Cigarette Lighter
- Cigarette Lighter Phone
- Steering Wheel Phone
- Exhaust Pipe Machine Gun
- Poisonous Gas from Radiator
- Cigarette Lighter Hand Grenade
- Explosive detonated by Gas Pedal
- Oil Slick from tailpipe
- Smoke Screen from front or rear
- Radar antenna and screen
- High-velocity .50-caliber machine gun under hood
- Passenger-side ejector seat
In 1967, Max acquires a blue Volkswagen Kharmann Ghia.
Although he is seen driving it only once [Opening credits, Seasons Three and Four], he retains possession of the vehicle until 1995 when he finally sells it [GS95 Episode #1: "Pilot"].
Again, there are at least two, with one being destroyed by errant canon fire from an Armed Baby Carriage from Bunny Beebe's Bye-Bye Baby Buggy Bargain Bazaar on Barnaby Boulevard [Episode #114: "Ironhand"].
In the first Get Smart novel Max has "a long, black, shiny, custom-built automobile" equipped with a machine gun in the rear turret, a 20 mm. cannon in place of the lower left headlight, and a smoke screen which is emitted from the exhaust pipe.
When the Chief is kidnapped, Max wins his car, a 1965 Ford Mustang Zebra, in a raffle held to raise his ransom [Episode #9: "Satan Place"]. What Max does with this car is unknown but the Chief later demonstrates the special features of an identical-looking vehicle called the ZFB 600 which he describes as "a triumph of automotive engineering and the most ingeniously-conceived fighting machine in existence." [Episode #10: "Our Man in Leotards".] The Chief later obtains another Mustang, a Shelby GT500, which Max also drives on occasion [Episode #91: "Diamonds Are a Spy's Best Friend" & Episode #93: "A Tale of Two Tails"].
On Max's wedding day, his regular car is being fixed so he and best man Admiral Hargrade are driven to the ceremony by Dr. Madre in a loaner, a 1961 Citroën 2CV AZLP [Episode #95: "With Love and Twitches"].