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Police cars : Rover/Land Rover

Although earlier Rovers such as the P4 and P5 were certainly used by various police forces, the Leyland-era P6 and SD1 became almost synonymous with the term “jam sandwich”, referring to dayglo orange stripe carried by motorway patrol cars.


Rover P6


A Metropolitan Police Force Rover 2000.


West Midlands Police Rover 3500 V8 patrol car.


Rover SD1


West Yorkshire Police Rover 3500.


Rover 800


A 1993 Rover 800 (revised version) in service with Devon & Cornwall Police.


A 1986 Rover Sterling company demonstrator with Coventry number plates.


Land Rover


A 1973 Metropolitan Police Force Land Rover.


Range Rover


A 1970 Range Rover in service with the Kent Constabulary.



A 1978 Range Rover in service with the Wiltshire Constabulary.

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Keith Adams

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3 Comments on "Police cars : Rover/Land Rover"

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  1. Mike Butler says:

    Here’s one to have a look at…
    Treasure Hunt (with Anneka Rice) Wiltshire/Avon
    Series 5 1987 Part 4
    Rover SD1 used as rapid transport (courtesy Avon & Somerset Constabulary)Check it out on You Tube

  2. Mike Butler says:

    Update to previous response –
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Yr7w8PcIZo
    There was quite a fuss at the time, but the Constabulary viewed it as a training excercise.

  3. Will M says:

    Keith once uploaded a video from Police Camera Action – The Liver Run, which had Met SD1s transporting a liver across London.

    In terms of police Land Rovers, RUC/PSNI have used armoured Tangi / Pangolins for years.
    http://www.pangolin-armour.com/news2.php

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