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A lot of the Met's SD1s had Minilites, not sure of the reason but deffo looked cool.

Pre-Vitesse SD1s had hopelessly fade-prone brakes once they got hot. IIRC the Met used to fit XJ-S vented front discs which meant that the 14" wheels wouldn't fit... hence the Minilites.

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I think the Italians have this one nailed!

They do indeed! I remember seeing lots of Alfas liveried as Polizia di Finanza running around on blues when I was there. Imagine the Fraud Squad urgently running to reports of dodgy deals in MGs.

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We went to Naples a few years ago. It seemed all the plod did was drive around in Alfa Romeo 159s, with the windows down wearing mirrored sunglasses and smoking.

 

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I love those little films, usually shown at the flicks before the man presentation.

 

Harold Baim was known for making loads of films like this, his film about SS France (narrated by Nicholas Bloody Parsons) is brilliant, as is Telly Savalas with "Birmingham, my kinda town"

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Ovlov demo car on loan perhaps?

 

Manufacturers tout them about.  I saw a Mustang at our local HQ last summer, with generic Police logos rather than the actual county logo.  Now that would be a terrible police car...

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Inverness-reg'd Rangie is still around, currently taxed and MOTd somewhere. Which is good.

It's now recorded as being black and is a 3528cc diesel. (!)

 

Wonder if it's rusty at all.

 

Edit, it's DVLA MOT-history contains the word corrosion. And the "nearside front disc is red in colour".

Red. Not purple or orange or yellow.

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No stone unturned in the fight against crime.

Crime. It's a menace. Don't do it kids or you'll get taken to the jail in a Chevette.

Remember the saying, "DON'T DO CRIME", and say it repeatedly at every opportunity.

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