Vanguard 1:43 – Morris Minor 1000 The Lothians and Peebles Constabulary – #VA05809

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Extensive government research into policing procedures led to ‘Unit Beat Policing’ (UBP) being rolled out across the UK during the late 1960s. Conceptually this was a big change as police officers, who had previously walked a ‘beat’ over a given time period, now drove between different areas walking for a while before driving to the next. This led to the introduction of the ‘Panda Car’, so named because it featured white panels on a blue car. These were usually small, economical cars such as the Minor. The example modelled was one of The Lothians and Peebles Constabulary’s (L&PC) initial batch of twenty UBP cars, all Minors, supplied by Hall Brothers of Musselburgh.

  • Engine: 1098cc 4IL OHV
  • Power: 48bhp@5100rpm
  • Torque: 60lb.ft@2500rpm
  • Maximum speed: 74mph
  • 0-60mph: 24.8secs
  • Produced: 1,303,331 (all Minors)