Both women and British cars are endless money Pitts.
Those are some scary lookin’ broads.
Don’t understand why those police-edition ones have extra front sidelights on top of the wings.
Side lights appear to be ex A30/35/55 Austin, easier to identify a cop car in your mirror at night I guess.
While I don’t know the backstory behind this shot, there are a whole lot of police beats worse than tooling down a country lane in an MG, I’m sure. Perhaps Mazda could sponsor a modern-day edition: “Adam 13: Miata Force!”
Ahem, female police officers, so you mean Eve13
Right you are! Get me Gal Gadot, Alicia Keys, and Emily Blunt for the leads! I sense blockbuster!
I can’t imagine what purpose this would serve. No protection, no place to hold the suspect, not even all that fast. If they wanted fast and practical, a Jaguar saloon would do much better.
Maybe this was a public relations force, serving as police ambassadors to the sportsy crowd? Giving safety lectures to rallye clubs?
This is pre motorway England. Aside from a few high end sports cars that were more frequently exported to the US, an MGA would have been as fast from point A to point B as any British car.
These are certainly traffic patrol units–Cushman trikes with ambition.
These are less expensive to buy and operate than Jags. However, British police forces of the period were more likely to use the Wolseley variant of the big Austin than a Jag.
Apparently the Greater Manchester police, for one, used TR4s in addition to MGAs, so your sporty-minded officers of the time had options in small, zippy vehicles.
Lovely Rita, Meter Maid gets a promotion –
Colin Dexter’s Inspector Morse would likely approve.
Some context here—Lancashire/1957, it says: http://mgaguru.com/mgtech/variants/vt110-lan.htm
Film of these policewomen in training:
Emma Peel drove a Lotus, why is this so hard to believe?
. . . . while the men got the nice, dry saloons?
There’s something about group photos of new shiny police cars that goes back and goes on still.
Like these Minors from 1968-69, with sequential registrations
They were also the only buyers of the infamous Daimler Dart 😉
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