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 Post subject: Re: Police Minis
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:08 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Police Minis
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:49 pm 
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Pete wrote:
Someone on Facebook suggested this Police Moke was from the Scilly Isles? Registration is from Devon in December 1966. Pretty unusual conversion?


Pete 1966 reg was D , E was early 67


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 Post subject: Re: Police Minis
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goff wrote:
Pete wrote:
Someone on Facebook suggested this Police Moke was from the Scilly Isles? Registration is from Devon in December 1966. Pretty unusual conversion?


Pete 1966 reg was D , E was early 67


Yep my bad HDV 892E was the next month, January 67!


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 Post subject: Re: Police Minis
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:57 pm 
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Pete wrote:
Wrexham Police force Minis ...


My dream garage, eh Kev :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Police Minis
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Pete wrote:
Someone on Facebook suggested this Police Moke was from the Scilly Isles? Registration is from Devon in December 1966. Pretty unusual conversion?


I've seen a photo of a police Moke with a Barton hardtop down that part of the country taken in moorland, and seem to recall something about it being used on Broadmoor. Is that Devon? maybe for rounding up rustled sheep or escaped convicts.

Edit - this is the one I was thinking of: https://www.historics.co.uk/buying/auct ... mini-moke/ which mentions Scilly and Broadmoor. but there are a couple of other photos of the moke with the hardtop on line.

There is one near me with a Barton Hardtop. I'm sure I've posted the photo before.

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 Post subject: Re: Police Minis
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:07 pm 
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Edit - this is the one I was thinking of: https://www.historics.co.uk/buying/auct ... mini-moke/ which mentions Scilly and Broadmoor. but there are a couple of other photos of the moke with the hardtop on line.



Al


That Moke's got a Somerset registration from June 1969, so is the Devon and Cornwall Police story a myth?


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 Post subject: Re: Police Minis
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:16 pm 
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or did the police buy from certain dealers to get better prices, then bring them over to the local area?

Don't know.

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 Post subject: Re: Police Minis
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OKD 697F has been mentioned and shown in photos a few time on these 18 pages. A long time ago it was in one of the two major Mini magazines -- Mini World I think. By the time the article was published the car had already been sold and was on its way to the U.S. in Florida. It wasn't there long. I bought it and have had it for going on 17 years in the other side of the country near Seattle, Washington.


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 Post subject: Re: Police Minis
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I used to go to the Scillies a lot as a child and have friends there. This pic looks correct (from memory at least) and I think that is one of the donkeys we used to ride on Porthcressa beach, which is literally around the corner from there. It is Church St. next to the park I think. Google pic is the best I can do, but the houses just out of sight to the right of the pic have the kinds of railings and bay windows seen in the Moke picture. The tall white house in the distant right is a dead giveaway too.

When Harold Wilson (Prime Minister for any young folk) came over each summer extra police and kit came over, so that's a possibility?


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 Post subject: Re: Police Minis
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:44 pm 
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Malta MK2 Mini. Passat in the background dates it to early 1980's

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