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#1 mab01uk

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:22 PM

I took this photo off the tv screen (freeze frame paused) tonight on BBC4 "The Secret Life of Rubbish" of a Police Panda Mini in Bermuda village, Nuneaton in 1972.
http://www.bbc.co.uk...bish_Episode_2/


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#2 mininuts

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:17 AM

Always liked this photo of a Mk2 S.

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#3 BrAd2012

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:31 PM

I think they look really smart, I would love to have one, oneday, may have to be a project sometime in the future lol

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:27 AM

im not far from that location in nuneaton

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:51 PM

Does anyone know what the exact name of the old police blue the cars were painted in because its the colour i want my mini???

#6 mab01uk

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:38 PM

I was told by someone on the MCR forum that "Bermuda Village" is appropriate as he thinks the Police "Panda" cars were sprayed in Bermuda Blue!

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:00 PM

I was told by someone on the MCR forum that "Bermuda Village" is appropriate as he thinks the Police "Panda" cars were sprayed in Bermuda Blue!


Thanks but isn't Bermuda Blue a deep blue??

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:04 PM

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Australian Police Mini :mrcool:
http://www.totalmini...assic-clan.html

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#9 Joe-C

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:58 PM

Old skool mini's have got a police mini; think they bought it at the NEC this year its a "69 and is all white it's pretty cool.

They had to move it to get my car out and when it started the blue light on the top came on :w00t:

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:09 AM

If someone were to recreate one of these as their own car would there be legal issues with impersonating the police?

Love the way how they used an 850 though - can just imagine the 1275's mincing them and getting away at the time.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:31 PM

If someone were to recreate one of these as their own car would there be legal issues with impersonating the police?


i don't think your aloud to have the siren on the top on the road and the police stickers have to be removable

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:09 PM

Found this on youtube,a short clip of a police mini chasing another mini.



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#13 mab01uk

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:53 PM



If someone were to recreate one of these as their own car would there be legal issues with impersonating the police?


i don't think your aloud to have the siren on the top on the road and the police stickers have to be removable


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#14 maggies_minder

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:33 PM

Found this on youtube,a short clip of a police mini chasing another mini.



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thats old skool minis, that police car doesnt stand a chance the blue ones supercharged.

#15 mab01uk

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 07:15 PM

Seen on ebay:
Mini GENUINE POLICE CAR EX-MERSEYSIDE PROJECT
http://www.ebay.co.u...D-/181261611640

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