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  • Premier Icon Northwind
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    Aargh, I used the wrong photo… Should have been this:

    (though, I do like that when the crawler leaves, it’s replaced with what amount to spaceshuttle axle stands)

    does this count as a service vehicle…….always reminds me of spies like us

    Back then, the cossies were being dumped mercilessly by Northumbria Police because the new kid on the block was the mighty Volvo 850R/T5’s….. they crashed better and were better at carrying kit.

    Can testify to the kit carrying capabilities of the Mighty T5 :mrgreen:

    Ex North Yorks V70 T5 ARV.. 320Bhp fire breathing monster

    Northumbria Police had a habit of using interesting/novel kit… seem to remember at times they had a 911 and a Vauxhall Nova Sport..

    These were an interesting toy because they were a “Homologation Special” i.e. specifically build for motorsport I know cos I rallied one for 5 years 😉 and they were rather potent under that rather bland exterior…. 1300cc engine on Twin 40 DCOE webbers handled like they were on rails. Northmbria Police used theirs as a rapid response area car in the city center as it could carve through traffic like a hot knife..

    wrecker
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    Did they wear balaclavas in the Nova?

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    for hora…

    I knew someone who was a Unigate milkman. They used the 3 wheelers as punishment if you damaged one of the 4 wheel ones.

    wrecker
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    The SBS’ VSV (very slender vessel) boat. Superceded now I think, but ice cold IMHO.
    Saw one on a trailer many many moons ago, i honestly thought it was a missile at first.

    Brycey
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    Sorry for the resurrection, but great thread! Loved the Cossie police car as a nipper.

    Our morning commute; 2000hp, 25 knots, a coffee machine and a PS3.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Northumbria Police had a habit of using interesting/novel kit… seem to remember at times they had a 911 and a Vauxhall Nova Sport.

    IIRC they had a Carlton Lotus too.

    Kevevs
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    Cool thread! must’ve missed this one.

    Premier Icon v8ninety
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    I was fortunate to have the pleasure of driving this wee beastie in anger back in the day; It was somewhat of a revalation. We previously tooled around in diesel fiat punto vans as response cars…

    kevj
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    As a coincidence, I have a feed from DRB everyday and there was a link to this blog about strange vehicles. Some service vehicles in there too.

    Premier Icon v8ninety
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    Haha! like this actual one! Flickr is amazing/alittlebitscary… They were a lot more reliable than the MG, mind you…

    wurzelcube
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    Gloucestershire Police have got their hands on a fleet of blue X5s, awesome looking vehicles – I should have got a photo when three ARV X5s came past me the other day. Surprised there isn’t a picture on here of an interceptor impreza or Evo.

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    Remember seeing one of these once.
    I had a met blue one at the time.
    Bit of a handful but quick until it came to a bend.

    nicko74
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    I was fortunate to have the pleasure of driving this wee beastie in anger back in the day; It was somewhat of a revalation. We previously tooled around in diesel fiat punto vans as response cars…

    Is that the V8 version?

    Houns
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    Most of these police cars from t he 80’s, 90’s and early 00’s on here I’ve been in, at pace too 🙂

    Premier Icon v8ninety
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    Is that the V8 version?

    Ha! No, it’s a 190hp V6, I think. Through the front wheels. Insane torque steer…

    tiggs121
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBjlSJf4274[/video]

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