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#1 Post by JimB » Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:20 pm

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C442003#

It appears to be about 10 minutes away from me... :shock:

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#2 Post by Dave B » Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:21 pm

Nice looking car, potential for use in 70's TV / film set but a little ambitious at £5295 though ?
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#3 Post by englishbull » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:58 am

Quite like that..................as very different.......
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#4 Post by CAR » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:28 am

I know its original but the Toledo hubcaps look awful (imho)
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#5 Post by Alan Chatterton » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:48 am

Often wondered why they used those hub caps.
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#6 Post by Richard B » Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:00 am

A tendency to lose the TC hub caps on bends when driven vigorously :wink:

and they do rattle a bit.
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#7 Post by Alan Chatterton » Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:16 am

Knew that about pi trims but not the normal tc ones?

Shame, should have fitted minilights!!
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#8 Post by kevinw » Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:38 am

Is it a traffic car, or an area car? When this car was new, I was working as a field service engineer for a computer company and one of my regular calls (they were not especially reliable systems) was to the "information Room" at New Scotland Yard. I was there so frequently that I had a reserved parking space around the back, amongst very similar looking cars. Parking my company Cavalier amongst the big saloons probably had a subliminal effect on me!

There were usually a number of similar looking cars with roof spotlights and central blue light, patriotically i 3 different colours - red, white and blue. White ones looked like traffic cars, blue ones were area cars and red ones were diplomatic squad. Most of the traffic cars were Rover P6Bs in "jam sandwich" livery.

Looks like the car for sale has the standard gear selector, not the Police special of P-R-N-D. I wrote the tale of a former acquaintance who was "JBD"* for a Flying Squad team describing the effects of driving an automatic as though it were a clutchless manual and vigorously going from 2 passing D, going through N and ending up in R at about 50 mph.

Looks like a nice car - hope he achieves the asking price (although know I might be in a minority in thinking that our cars are worth much more than they usually sell for)

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#9 Post by Andy Thompson » Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:10 pm

Alan Chatterton wrote:Often wondered why they used those hub caps.
I heard they used to lock the brakes and the hub caps spun and chopped the valves off - urban myth? Probably just flew off on hard cornering and almost killed someone
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#10 Post by Jonathan Lewis » Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:24 pm

Andy Thompson wrote:
Alan Chatterton wrote:Often wondered why they used those hub caps.
I heard they used to lock the brakes and the hub caps spun and chopped the valves off - urban myth?
Apparently Rover had complaints of hub caps on Police P6s rotating under acceleration and chopping through the valve, and actually changed the production hub cap design to stop this, so I don't think it's an urban myth... Possibly the same thinking behind the Toledo caps on the Triumphs, though with the PI trims the chances of one going frisbee under hard driving must have given cause for thought... :lol:

The 'S' registration and 1978 entry-to-service date is interesting as well. Presumably the Met must have stockpiled some big Triumphs at the end of production; I believe that they did the same with Rover P6Bs pending assessment of the SD1 for Police use.

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