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  • Let’s have some odd, cool, iconic and awful police cars of yesteryear and today
  • I’ll start us off with the fishtailing, seven spoke dish shod Capri 2.8i. What a beauty.

    And to illustrate the scope of the thread:

    The POS that was the Austin Allegro.

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    Ariel

    That Capri isn’t on pepperpots

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    5plusn8
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    Dude, they are not pepperpots. These are pepperpots.
    http://gsescorts.co.uk/Fiesta-Mk1-Mk2-XR2-alloy-wheel

    Source. I had an XR2. Best car I ever had.

    Doh!

    I changed the photo but not the text!


    The original pic.

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    The mighty Rover

    Rover!

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    Not iconic but it is cool

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    Mk1 Granada.

    You’ve got to do the music too.

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    Just seen this coincidentally
    https://www.instagram.com/p/B4ui4I6IvAj/?igshid=1eprid3n6ua1v

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    I mean, allegedly, anyway

    johndoh
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    If we are getting tenuous with the cars then surely the might Ford Capri 3.0S from The Professionals beats the lot?

    Soooooooo wanted one of them as a kid.

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    I pass a black one of these on my way home most days

    Best car I’ve ever owned 🙂

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    I once saw a Police Capri parked upside down after it failed to make a right turn and clipped the central kerb. (@DerekStarship – Southbound on the A56 at the corner of Hilton Lane).

    Very cool… in a straight line.

    redmex
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    The Mk1 Mexico was used way back in the ’70’s with extra gussets ooh err, missus to save the shell from splitting as the bounced up on the kerbs chasing the robbers in their Transit vans

    johndoh
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    The problem with the Ford Capri was the paving slab / bag of sand for the boot wasn’t a factory-fitted option.

    cubist
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    Dubai 5.0 have a rather swish fleet!

    More Pics

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    Police Tractor

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    I bring the big wallowy (sp) heap of *&^%
    Range Rover

    According to my Dad (70’s copper) anyway. He hated these things, along with the Capri’s as they were damn awful to drive.

    jimw
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    Nothing out cools the Alfa Romeo 105 Ti saloon
    Alfa 105Ti

    This comes under the heading “iconic.”

    Back in the day (ca. 1978) there was a fleet of 36 of these dedicated to patrolling the M62.

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    Daimler Dart 250. V8 with a fibreglass body.

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    Saw one of these in action on the Dutch motorways when I was a kid. They police probably had donkeys in Dubai at that time. The drivers understandably wore helmets and had the lid off.

    Had one of these

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    I was just looking for a Humber Hawk

    Humber Hawk

    but came across this amazing webpage

    Wow!

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    Miami Vice anyone?

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    Austin Metro

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    Megane

    SM and Alpine

    fasthaggis
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    The mighty Wartburg

    warts an all

    Jaysus……. You English are sooooo quaint with ur wee Allegros.

    How the **** is that meant to offer any protection?

    I’ve been in the back of one of these a few times. (Cant tell you why!)

    Land Rover Tangi PAZ 6277, R.U.C.Belfast 1999(2)

    Edukator
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    (Cant tell you why!)

    It’s in your user name, you’re a… . ;). Having the crimestopers number on the side is hilarious.

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    Needs to be pushing a crap Dalek along for maximum iconic-ness, though.

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    If we’re allowing fictional ones:

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    Two extremes:

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    The worst panda car ever was the circa 1983 fleet of 3 door Mini Metros bought by Strathclyde. Not easy forcing someone into the back seat who didn’t want to go there. OK for a runabout but never a patrol car.

    Can’t find any pics of the Strathclyde ones but this gives an idea.

    metro panda

    Best car I’ve ever owned 🙂

    First car I ever owned! Circa 2000. 2500s, cream with brown vinyl roof. Gutted had to sell it.

    ElShalimo
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    Jesus.

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