Police Minis

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Re: Police Minis

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50 years later, the road is wider and the bridge has gone. Only recognisable bit are the buildings on the right.
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Re: Police Minis

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Tell me if anyone is interested in just why Liverpool and Bootle - and their Cooper S's in particular - were the prime movers for the trials regarding different + and a bit later -ve earth alternators.

A bit nerdy I know, but police mini history
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Not sure if this has been posted before but you can see a very rare Australian Police Mini:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhbEZIDfMn0
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Essex car apparently, very late registered Mk1

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/325498767538 ... media=COPY
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I recently have come across a NOS speedo which Smiths list as being specifically for the Police Cooper (SN4421/30 with 1440 tmp).
It's a MK2/3 type speedo, yet it only has the MPH scale on the face. Can anybody confirm that this would also be the case in their actual cars?
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This looks like it could be an ex Police mini - reg fits in with others Mk 2 S's

https://angliacarauctions.co.uk/classic ... i-cooper-s
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Fuzzy pic of Worcestershire steel Travellers!
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Those travellers are just up the road from me. Originally designed for Austin himself and later H A Saunders and finally Mann Egerton I think. Now saved by the uni and part of their art department.
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They didnt have to go far as the other buildings in the background are part of the police station.
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That is a lovely old dealership building. Glad to see that it still survives today.
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