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    Ford Granadas & Vauxhall Senators were popular for motorway patrol duties, along with Range Rovers.
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    Apparently police started using Cosworth's because the crims were using them just like when police changed from Commer & Thames vans to Transits to match the crims in their's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twocky61 View Post
    Apparently police started using Cosworth's because the crims were using them just like when police changed from Commer & Thames vans to Transits to match the crims in their's
    The same with the police using Jaguar Mk2s in the 1960s, as they needed to keep up with criminals using them.

    I've heard of LDV Sherpa vans being fitted with Rover V8's for police work, hopefully for extra lugging ability rather than speed.
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    The 3.5 V8 in an LDV was available as a standard listed engine option, as was the 3.0 V6 in the transit.
    I was told, although I don't know the truth behind it, that the Jag was the preferred motorway car over the BMW because although they were comparable in performance the Jag could go very much faster backwards down the hard shoulder for queue control(!).

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    Thames Valley was the first British police force to use BMW back in 1972. It was an E3 3.0Si. Designed for the German Autobahns with no speed limits it output 220bhp with a top speed of 132mph. More than a Rover P6 powered by a V8 engine.

    In 1979 City of London Police adopted the E12 BMW 525 as their traffic patrol car. Hampshire, Thames Valley, and West Mercia also used E12 5 series.

    The Metropolitan Police resisted BMW until the early 1990s when they bought a yellow E36 BMW M3 as a traffic enforcement car along with a Porsche 968 Club Sport. They only started using 5 series as traffic patrol car after the E39 came out in 1995.

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    Morris Minor 1000


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    remember that time when the police bought these...


    and not long after this beast was released. it caused a bit of upset at the time because of the speeds it could reach.

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