And the 80\'s wasn\'t the first time the police used Minis either. Back in the mid-60\'s the Liverpool police, among other police departments, used Cooper S Minis to catch the bad guys. Those special Minis were taken seriously and the few that survived are now very much collector\'s items. And, way back in the early 60\'s a least one Mini 850 was used by a sheriff in the desert in rural Nevada. Cheaper than a horse?On 22-08-2001 16:15 LizB wrote:
This is not the first time the police have had minis/MINIS.
When I was a student in North Wales in the mid - late 80\'s the police used classic minis. They couldn\'t write the word \'POLICE\' down the side cos the car wasn\'t big enough! Looked quite fun with the blue light in the middle but you really couldn\'t take them seriously.
ALL Police cars look awful at sometime or other . . . especially 2, in particular, on the M1and another, I recall, on the M25!On 22-08-2001 15:32 cmt wrote:
Sorry, i think they could have done a much better job of it than that. It looks awful.
Sorry saffy - it might look (kind`a) cute but it wouldn`t be electric!On 22-08-2001 19:50 saffy wrote:
Well, it definately beats the Thames Police Smart Car (Americans please see previous posts to view this tiny electric vehicle). Being near Milton Keynes you get to see some bizarre sights.
The Smart Car looked quite cute, but I can\'t imagine it ever catching anyone . . .
I`m more interested to know why it has two Police signs on the front - are we supposed to believe that there are probably always two coppers on board . . . or what?On 22-08-2001 23:24 dietcokeplease wrote:
Actually that roof bar would look quite natty on my Cooper. Is it on the options list, how much is it and would that be in the 1st quarter of 2002?! Imagine driving around with lights on (and no-one home) with the traffic parting around you!!!:!)
Or . . . . . .On 22-08-2001 13:08 JonBlakeburn wrote:... a picture I found in the local paper. Apologies again for the quality. I don\'t have PSP at the moment and resizing in Paint has it\'s limitations! 8D.