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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 […]

By 23 December 2012 7 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By 23 December 2012 1 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By 25 September 2011 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By 25 September 2011 8 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By 25 September 2011 3 Comments Read More →
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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