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Police cars : Morris

The Morris Minor was a very popular Panda car throughout the 1960s. Also shown here is what must be one of the rarest of police cars, the Morris 1800, which was sold for just seven months before being relauched as the Princess.


Morris Minor


A Metropolitan Police Force Morris Minor Panda car.


A Morris Minor Traveller used for Traffic duty by the Edinburgh City force in the late 1960s.


Some early Morris Minor local patrol cars, dating from 1962. They were used in the Stockport area until 1964.


Morris Marina


A very early Morris Marina patrol car, as seen in a British Leyland press photo.


Morris 1800


A 1975 Morris 1800, as used by the West Yorkshire Police Force.

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Created www.austin-rover.co.uk in 2001 and built it to become the world's foremost reference source for all things BMC, Leyland and Rover Group, before renaming it AROnline in 2007. Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Clsssics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent... Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasable adventures all across Europe.

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  1. Ken Strachan says:

    I remember Cheshire police having at least one Marina TC saloon. (and HB Viva panda cars) In the world of film and TV, I recall a Morris 1800 Princess in mid/dark blue with a light bar in one of the Sweeney films.
    Truly obscure fact: if you look very carefully at the opening scenes of Bullitt, there is a Morris Minor convertible parked in SF. Or was it Seattle in Highpoint? I must watch them both again to check!

  2. graham64 says:

    Why do the Stockport cars have stripes on the bonnet?

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