Seen in Braintree, Essex
WN19 PYV, WN19 PYJ, WN19 PYX
Epping Forest Constables
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
These three plug-in hybrid vehicles were new to Epping Forest in September 2019. They feature flashing lights that can show amber or blue depending on use. The vehicles can travel up to 28 miles on electric-only, fitting in with the peaceful nature of the park. Thanks to Mitsubishi for this information.
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
The photos also show what it looked like in its previous life as a police response car. This Astra was being retired from front-line duties with North Yorkshire Police in 2019. Instead of sending it to auction as normal, the workshops converted it into a first responder car to give it a new lease of life. This arrangement was facilitated by NYP and NYFRS sharing workshop facilities.
When the vehicle entered service with NYFRS in summer 2019 it was initially used for transport duties before being properly used as a first responder car.
A sister vehicle is YJ12 BDZ which is exactly the same; an ex-police vehicle converted to a first responder.Share Follow
North Yorkshire Police
This Astra served the North part of York all of its working life from 2013 to 2019. It was used by Safer Neighbourhood officers (PCSOs) and was a firm favourite with children at events where they got to sit in it and play with the blue lights and siren. Despite having a new gearbox fitted in 2018 it became less and less reliable. A severe engine breakdown in spring 2019 brought its police life to an end. It was replaced with a Peugeot 308 (YJ69 FMK) in autumn 2019.
Greater Manchester Police
Ford Capri 2.8i Special
This 1986 car saw service in the Tameside area of Manchester based at Ashton-under-Lyne between 1986 and 1989. The car was disposed of by the force when it entered civilian life. The car has had a number of private owners until it was discovered and a full restoration began in 2018 to reinstate it to its police livery.
Metropolitan Police Service
This P38 Range Rover was one of a small fleet of police demonstrators loaned by Land Rover to various UK forces. It was then sold to the Met in 1997 and used until 2003 as a traffic car. It is seen here prior to the original livery being restored.
Portsmouth City Police
This replica vehicle was a dog unit. The van had two-tone horns fitted when most other vehicles at the time still used a bell. Each dog handler had their own vehicle that they customised to their liking. The car has a 1.1 litre engine producing 48 bhp.
Rover SD1 3500
This 1980s traffic car has been expertly and perfectly restored back to factory condition by James Wade. When the automotive engineering graduate bought the car in 2012 it was in a poor state. Incalculable hours and a lot of money later, it was a star of the show at Birmingham’s NEC classic car show in 2018.