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Holt kept a small photo of Gertie in his wallet.

"Gertie" was Holt and Kevin's previous 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder convertible with a lot of custom work done on It. After it was destroyed, she was replaced with an identical car dubbed "Sexarella" given to him by Doug Judy.

Throughout the Series[]

Season 3[]

In The Mattress, Captain Holt brought the car to work for the first time after coming into the city from the country. He parked the car into his parking spot and halfway into Charles's, who shared his annoyance about it with Gina before he found out that it was Holt's car. Because of the proximity of their cars, Boyle accidentally scratched the car, ruining its paint, which would be hard to fix as its raspberry sherbet shade had been discontinued, so they would have to custom mix the color to fix it. Enraged at the damage, Holt initially forced Boyle to pay for the damages before Gina convinced him that it was largely his fault for not parking properly. After Gertie was taken to be repainted, Holt denied Boyle paying for the repairs, while also saying that the garage had managed to remove a tape that had been stuck inside the cassette player for decades.

Season 4[]

In The Fugitive Pt. 1/The Fugitive Pt. 2, on a mission to catch the escaped convict George Judy, Holt drove to an auction with Jake Peralta and Doug Judy. The car was among those stolen by George. When they went to a repair shop connected to the Judys, Holt was devastated to see that Gertie had been scrapped for parts. To make up for it, Doug, after the capture of his foster brother, bought a used car of the same make, model, and color as Gertie for $600 and gave it to Holt, naming it "Sexarella" as he pointed out that "Gertie" was not a sexy name.

Trivia[]

Throughout The Fugitive Pt. 1/The Fugitive Pt. 2, Doug repeatedly describes Gertie/Sexarella disapprovingly. First generations Corvairs were notorious for unintuitive handling, which was notably scrutinized in Ralph Nader's 1965 book, Unsafe at Any Speed. However, a 1972 study performed by Texas A&M University would find that the Corvair was not noticeably more dangerous to drive than its contemporaries.

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