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Police cars : Rover/Land Rover

Police cars : Rover/Land Rover

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

Gallery : AROnline Special Tuning 1 of 3

Gallery : AROnline Special Tuning 1 of 3

For your Christmas viewing pleasure. Andrew Elphick’s been busy with his scanner to bring you some quirky advertising taken from car magazines over the years. It’s a major trip down memory lane for those of a certain age; and for the rest of you, they’ll raise a smile or two. Click on the images to […]

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Gallery : AROnline Special Tuning 2 of 3

Gallery : AROnline Special Tuning 2 of 3

For your Christmas viewing pleasure. Andrew Elphick’s been busy with his scanner to bring you some quirky advertising taken from car magazines over the years. It’s a major trip down memory lane for those of a certain age; and for the rest of you, they’ll raise a smile or two. Click on the images to […]

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Gallery : AROnline Special Tuning 3 of 3

Gallery : AROnline Special Tuning 3 of 3

For your Christmas viewing pleasure. Andrew Elphick’s been busy with his scanner to bring you some quirky advertising taken from car magazines over the years. It’s a major trip down memory lane for those of a certain age; and for the rest of you, they’ll raise a smile or two. Click on the images to […]

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Gallery : London Motor Show 1970-1974

Gallery : London Motor Show 1970-1974

Again, thanks to Shahin of the PaykanHunter website (and regular of Autoshite), who put in some serious hours scanning a selection of amazing transparencies, we now have some stunning images from a selection of press days at the UK’s premier motor show. This was probably a golden era in one respect – the marque and […]

Police cars : Mini

Police cars : Mini

Being nippy and economical, Minis were mainly used as Panda cars, although some forces elected to use the Cooper versions as Patrol cars. Mini A Befordshire Mini Panda car photographed in the late 1960s. Mini Cooper A Mini Cooper S MkII Patrol car. Mini Cooper S A Mini Cooper S Patrol car. American Mini Interesting […]

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Police cars : Austin

Police cars : Austin

Austin 1100/1300 Panda cars were a common sight in the 1970s, as were Metro Area cars in the 1980s. Less common in Police hands were the 1800 ‘Land crab’ and short-lived 3-litre. Austin A95 Westminster An A95 Westminster in service with the Cornwall Police Force, photographed at Bodmin in 1956. Austin A40 Farina A Birmingham […]

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Police cars : Morris

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 […]

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Police cars : MG

Police cars : MG

These days it’s hard to imagine the police zipping around in a two-seater sports car, but from the 1930s through to the 1960s, some of them did just that. Today’s MG-driving policemen are more likely to find themselves at the wheel of an estate car… MGA 1962 MGA operated by the Lancashire Traffic Section. MGB […]

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Police cars : Wolseley

Police cars : Wolseley

The Police’s loyalty to the Wolseley marque was remarkably strong right up to the mid-1960s. In fact, watch any British black & white crime film, and you’ll probably see one of these before too long. Wolseley 6/80 A mid-1950s Wolseley 6/80 used for police publicity work. Wolseley 6/90 A 1956 Wolseley 6/90 in service with […]

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Police cars : Jaguar

Police cars : Jaguar

It takes one to catch one: in fact, some British police forces were using Jaguar saloons as early as the 1940s, but they came into their own as motorway patrol cars. In the pre-BMH/Leyland era, Daimler SP250s and even Jaguar E-types also found their way onto certain police fleets. Jaguar S-Type A 1968 Jaguar S-Type […]

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Police cars : Triumph

Police cars : Triumph

Like their counterparts Rover, Triumph had long been suppliers of cars to the Police, ableit less prodigiously, for many years prior to the 1968 merger. Here we see a couple of models that were still in demand during the 1970s. Triumph Dolomite A Triumph Dolomite of the West Yorkshire Force. Triumph 2000/2500 A Metropolitan Police […]

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Gallery : MG 350

Gallery : MG 350

Who says badge engineering isn’t alive and well? We’re getting the MG5 next year, but here’s a taste of that car… …in the form of the MG350. The Chinese export MG 350 We’ve already given coverage to the Roewe 35o on AROnline, but it’s interesting to see that in those export markets where the Roewe […]

Rover 200/25/MG ZR : Picture gallery

Rover 200/25/MG ZR : Picture gallery

Images of the David Saddington-styled Rover 200… Following on from the curvaceous 600, the 200 was a logical progression of this theme. Launched in 1995, the 200 was immediately on the pace of its rivals, but because of the company’s problems, it was not replaced in 2002, as it was scheduled to have been. This […]

Archive : Press photos – Part 1

Archive : Press photos – Part 1

Key to image symbols Hold your mouse over the symbol to see a preview of the photo, or click to view it full-size. No preview is available, but you can click the symbol to view the photo full-size. All images are 800 pixels wide, and will open in a new browser window. Engines Issue No. […]

Archive : Press photos – Part 2

Archive : Press photos – Part 2

Key to image symbols Hold your mouse over the symbol to see a preview of the photo, or click to view it full-size. No preview is available, but you can click the symbol to view the photo full-size. All images are 800 pixels wide, and will open in a new browser window. Daimler DS420 Issue […]

Archive : Press photos – Part 3

Archive : Press photos – Part 3

Key to image symbols Hold your mouse over the symbol to see a preview of the photo, or click to view it full-size. No preview is available, but you can click the symbol to view the photo full-size. All images are 800 pixels wide, and will open in a new browser window. MG SV Issue […]

Archive : Press photos – Part 4

Archive : Press photos – Part 4

Key to image symbols Hold your mouse over the symbol to see a preview of the photo, or click to view it full-size. No preview is available, but you can click the symbol to view the photo full-size. All images are 800 pixels wide, and will open in a new browser window. Rover 75 Issue […]

Chrysler 180 Gallery

Chrysler 180 Gallery

The Chrysler 180 was quite a stylish car, and it remains a mystery why it failed so spectacularly in the UK… Pictures taken from the excellent French language Chrysler 180 site.

Talbot Alpine/Solara ’82 models gallery

Talbot Alpine/Solara ’82 models gallery

Taken from the 1982 brochure, a gallery of the 1982 range… Pictures kindly supplied by Neils Marienlund.