A treat for Police car enthusiasts comes with this three-piece set of models from the Metropolitan Police, made up with a Land Rover Discovery, a Vauxhall Vectra and a Jaguar XJS.
The first in the set comprises 76LRD007 Land Rover Discovery 3 which has been a popular choice of vehicle for use by the Police and other emergency services across the UK. This 1:76 scale replica is registered BX10 LCT and comes decorated with a silver body and a wealth of muted black trim and tinted rear window, note the solid roof on this version and the detailed blue/red roof light bar with silver top. Both front doors feature the Metropolitan Police name with crest and the slogan ‘Working for a Safer London’. Even the Metropolitan Police website is included in the detail! The red and orange Police markings appear along the sides and across the back of the vehicle, while the roof is printed 01 CYR for identification from the air.
Second up is the76VV002 Vauxhall Vectra, it is a replica of a London Metropolitan Police car, registration P199 PYW from 1996. Decorated in bright red, with a blue/silver POLICE lightbar on the roof, the Metropolitan Police markings feature in blue and white on the front passenger and driver door and, so it can be identified from the air, the vehicle has the number 63 printed on the roof in white. Further markings include POLICE printed in bright blue on the front of the bonnet while the rear is marked with a red/orange chevron pattern as well as further POLICE lettering. Apart from silver wheels, the remaining internal and external trim is finished in black.
The Vectra B manufactured between 1995 and 2002 was the last Vauxhall to be made at the Luton plant, where the end of car production was announced in December 2000, taking effect in March 2002, when the plant closed.
The third piece in the set is 76XJS002, a Jaguar XJS. Originally known as the XJ-S, it was classed as a luxury grand tourer, made between 1975 and 1996. The 2-door coupé was manufactured at the firm’s Coventry works, where over 115,000 came off the production line before it was superseded by the XJ8 in 1996. Our model is registered A329 KHP and appears in white with red and yellow Police graphics along the sides and the Metropolitan Police crest on the doors. A blue roof lightbar sits on the roof and apart from the silver bumpers, window surrounds, door handles, exhaust and radiator, all other exterior trim is black.