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You wouldn’t have wanted to see this classic in your rear-view mirror in the ’60s, but today you’d be more than happy to see it on your driveway.
A Triumph TR4 that was supplied to Southend-on-Sea Constabulary in Essex as a fast-pursuit vehicle in May 1962, it has since been restored by Somerset-based marque experts Revington TR with a full complement of police gear refitted
Now this stylish sports car is going under the hammer at H&H Classics’ sale at the The Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, on 24 July – and the really good news is that it’s being offered with no reserve.
But, of course, it’s those cop-car features you’re most excited about, right?
It’s got a Winkworth bell, air horns and spot lamps, it has a VHF Pye Vanguard radio in the boot, it has extended wing mirrors and working signs, plus it wears four Dunlop RS5 road speed tyres.
It also retains its original numberplate and will be sold with its tonneau cover.
“It comes with pictures of it while in service with two officers seated, a copy of the Police book, Advanced driving explained, which it is featured on the cover with Inspector W H Jobson, the author, and various letters and emails from the officers who drove the car whilst in service,” says Roger Nowell of H&H Classics.
There can’t be many such cars around, fewer still with such a great provenance, so you if fancy making an arresting addition to your fleet, get bidding on 24 July.