I’ve seen this before on TV – the famous Liver Run, where two Rover SD1 police cars need to transfer a live human organ for transportation in a very limited amount of time. The journey takes place on 8 May 1987, and starts at Stansted Airport, and the traffic officer needs to drive the liver to Essex along some of the UK’s busiest roads in the centre of London, to Cromwell Hospital, Kensington.
It’s an amazing video that shows that traffic officers truly earn their money at times, and that the Rover SD1 could really cut-it in 1980s traffic. It’s amazing how the scenery has changed in the intervening years, though – and you’ll spot some lovely cars in the background, assuming you’re not transfixed by the SD1 doing its bit…
Enjoy the video as it’s replayed on ITV‘s Police, Camera, Action. I know I did.
Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics 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 unfeasible adventures all across Europe.
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