Your Very Own Triumph 2000 Police Car
By James Grahame
You just missed a chance to own a 1971 Triumph 2000 that once served with the Devon & Cornwall Constabulary. Upon learning its history, the seller set about dressing the car in 1970s police livery. The result is guaranteed to draw a crowd (and perhaps a few laughs).
He installed a vintage magnetic police roof box and explains, "This has an operational light that works with a remote switch and battery. The box also lights up in the dark through the same switching independently. There are also roof spot lights and an aerial which are for show only. All the roof equipment has magnetic fixings which means there are NO holes drilled or re drilled in the roof.
The car is drivable with all the roof gear connected, but only up to 50mph. Not too sure at what speed it would start to get shifted, I haven’t been brave enough to try!! As I said before though, its very easy to take off, place in the back and fix at the show."
The 1,998 cc 6-cylinder won't get you anywhere in a hurry, but with less than 60,000 miles on the odometer there's a fairly good chance you'll reach your destination sooner or later.
Honestly, if I were an eccentric millionaire I'd be hard pressed to choose between this and a vintage ice cream van. It was recently listed on eBay starting at £1,500, but looks like it sold privately. I wouldn't be surprised to see it in a period police drama sometime in the near future...