[rescue] Sun Netra = Ultra 2?
phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Fri Dec 8 13:22:39 CST 2006
Mike Meredith wrote:
> We could be surprised ... whilst we have the impression that older UK
> police cars were all the low end models that could have trouble keeping
> up with an energetic bicyclist, they do have a history of using some
> surprisingly fast cars. Part of this may be because before the police
> started using astonishingly garish colours from the 1970s onwards, only
> local patrol cars would be distinctively coloured.
> For instance, the Jaguar mkII and old Jaguar S-types were
> extensively used by the UK police, commonly finding themselves chasing
> another mkII/S-type (the same model was favoured by bank robbers in the
> 60s). Whilst not as fast as the Aston-Martin (140mph), the
> production mkII (125mph) wasn't a slouch, and county forces along the
> M1 may well have gotten something a touch faster.
Many UK police forces also used the Rover 3.5l, which was a pretty
respectably speedy car.
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