1968 Police Morris Minor

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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby burnham28 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:12 pm

Well done for spotting that. You're quite right It shouldn't have the red coach line and this has now been removed. These cars were bought on a budget i.e. no overriders, coach lines, low compression engine. If they could save a penny then they would.
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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby geoberni » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:42 pm

burnham28 wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:12 pm
Well done for spotting that. You're quite right It shouldn't have the red coach line and this has now been removed. These cars were bought on a budget i.e. no overriders, coach lines, low compression engine. If they could save a penny then they would.
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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby cplnobbie » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:17 pm

Found this on facebook has the same area code BJ as mine.
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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby cplnobbie » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:18 pm

Mine
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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby Murrayminor » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:52 am

geoberni wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:05 pm
Murrayminor wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:13 am

This shot was of the Stockport Police back in the late 50's, I wondered of the cars were destined for use at Ringway Airport, now Manchester International Airport.
Interesting theory, I doubt it, but anything is possible as it was a time of experimentation. The reason I doubt it is the markings are not particularly bold and nothing really shows from the side. These are more of a 'rear view mirror' marking. :wink:
Even back in the 50s, airfield paint schemes would be bold to spot at a distance. For example this RAF Crew Bus is typical of what the RAF did, just paint the top of their regular blue fleet :wink:
http://media.iwm.org.uk/ciim5/57/115/large_000000.jpg

Edited to add....
I've just found that Corgi did a special edition set featuring those cars. http://www.chezbois.com/corgi/modern_co ... _61551.htm

According to the Corgi models, they also bore a roof sign "POLICE COURTESY PATROL" the model set features the car on the far right of the photo WDB 634... :lol:
Great find,I have found a set for sale so have bought them.I will ask the GMP Museum if they have any further information.
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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby Murrayminor » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:56 am

firedrake1942 wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:19 pm
There is a specialist register for these and they may able to assist re livery. Almost every force was different and many (most) had no roof lights and very few had blue lights

http://www.expolice.mmoc.org.uk

Murray Minor, I was some (many) years ahead of you and in the MPS but was it not 'appointments?' rather than 'accompaniments'?
It was of course accompaniments but spell check on my tablet inserted the incorrect word.
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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby Murrayminor » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:58 am

cplnobbie wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:17 pm
Found this on facebook has the same area code BJ as mine.
Was there any sign of white paint on the roof of yours?
As mentioned some forces would do anything to save a bit of money hence only the doors being white.
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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby burnham28 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:03 pm

All met pandas only had the doors painted white but some other forces painted part of the roof white.
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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby cplnobbie » Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:53 pm

Murrayminor wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:58 am
cplnobbie wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:17 pm
Found this on facebook has the same area code BJ as mine.
Was there any sign of white paint on the roof of yours?
As mentioned some forces would do anything to save a bit of money hence only the doors being white.
has some white paint under the blue still
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Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Postby kevin s » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:17 pm

I wouldn't take a corgi model as a reference, they also made a model of our bristol omibus minor (even same registration) but the break lines between the green and white are nothing like the photos I have when they were in service.


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