A beautiful woman sets-up our heroes by asking Starsky to 'Jump-start' her dead car-battery, which is really a time-bomb intended to kill our favorite cops.
Starsky pulls his car nose-to-nose with hers, and they proceed until Hutch realizes it is a bomb and they run for cover. When the bomb goes off, Starsky's car is engulfed in flames and definately a gone-er! Right before the cars explode, it is in fact NOT a Torino, but an older 60's era Chevy ( possibly the black/green Chevy from the first episode) painted to resemble the Torino that blows up!
Somehow, after being destroyed in a raging inferno, the Torino is back, all spic and span and nice as ever in the very next episode. Starsky must have an awesome bodyshop!