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Harv Goranson
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Recently I was watching 'See How They Run' on HBO, set in the UK in 1953. There were a lot of good old British cars in there, but a Bentley Mk. VI Harold Radford Countryman Saloon really stood out. Matrix made the exact same car.

Matrix MX10201 021 Bentley Radford woodie pic1
Matrix MX10201 021 Bentley Radford woodie pic2

And of course there was an Austin FX3 taxi. Mine is a Dinky Toy.

Dinky 254 FX3 black

Most cars looked appropriate, but there was a Morris Minor 1000 police car that looked out of place in a light blue and white 'panda' paint scheme. I thought this color was a much later change from the old black police cars, perhaps one of our UK members can confirm when the change occurred.

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Chris Sweetman
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Hi Harv 

Firstly, PANDA is an acronym for Patrol And Neighbourhood Deployment Area Cars. 

PANDA cars were part of the 1960’s “Unit Policing” and they were local motorised patrol cars to support the 'Bobby' on the beat.

First appearing in black with a white band band covering the doors and part of the roof then light blue was used instead of black. The two of the most popular early PANDA cars were the Mini and the Ford Anglia 105E. 

https://www.anglia-models.co.uk/police00.htm

https://british-police-history.uk/f/barrow-in-furness-borough

 

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@chris-sweetman The civil version of the Anglia was sold in Canada at the beginning of the 60's. I remember very well a close friend of my family having one during his college years. It was troublesome in the cold weather of Quebec. He bought a Volkswagen to be more reliable.

Everybody here may remember the early Matchbox Anglia.


   
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And from James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause a 1949 Mercury 2 door sedan with wide whites and some appropriate figures.   Not produced as a movie car but is correct for the film as I recall

1949 Mercury and figures

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Christopher Moroni
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@john-quilter ......just add skirts and it would be a perfect match. 😎


   
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Posted by: @chris

@john-quilter ......just add skirts and it would be a perfect match. 😎

Just happened to have one with skirts.  Part of a Minichamps Ford history series.

1950 Mercury 2 dr

 

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Posted by: @chris-sweetman

Hi Harv 

Firstly, PANDA is an acronym for Patrol And Neighbourhood Deployment Area Cars. 

PANDA cars were part of the 1960’s “Unit Policing” and they were local motorised patrol cars to support the 'Bobby' on the beat.

First appearing in black with a white band band covering the doors and part of the roof then light blue was used instead of black. The two of the most popular early PANDA cars were the Mini and the Ford Anglia 105E. 

https://www.anglia-models.co.uk/police00.htm

https://british-police-history.uk/f/barrow-in-furness-borough

 

And here is a Morris 1000 PANDA car along with the black learner's car and a Minor Million, commemorating the first British car to go over one million production in 1961.  All were lilac colored with white leather interiors, 350 of them were made.  Now highly collectible.  Thanks for informing us what PANDA stands for. 

1961 Morris Minors X3

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Posted by: @chris-sweetman

... https://british-police-history.uk/f/barrow-in-furness-borough

 

Chris - pretty cool reference!  We were just in Barrow-in-Furness visiting relatives last month!  Small world!  😎 

Cars spotted:

Austin Mini Van
MG Magnette
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