Police Cars of the World

Police Cars of the World

Police Cars of the World

I have a dozen police cars in my collection with various liveries. DeAgostini has a series of 1:43 models from around the world with accompanying magazines, unfortunately for me the magazine is in Russian (I don’t speak Russian), but it has some cool pictures.

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Police Cars: Holden FE (Australia), Datsun 240Z (Japan), FSO Polonez (Poland) , Jaguar Mark II (UK) and Lada (USSR)

I have three models from this series a 1959 Jaguar Mark II, a Holden FE (NSW Police) and a cool looking Datsun 240 Z in Japanese Police Livery.

Police Cars of the World

Police Cars of the World

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The back of the magazine shows some of the other models available, I don’t know why I missed out on getting that Renault Alpine A310, I don’t have any French police cars or “Gendarmerie“, and I love the look of Renault Alpines. Update: 27 October 2014…found an Alpine 🙂

Alpine Renault A310

Alpine Renault A310 “Gendarmerie”

a selection of my police cars

a selection of my police cars

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Holden FE (NSW Police)

DeAgostini Holden FE Police 1:43 For rounding up bold bushrangers.

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Datsun 240Z/Nissan Fairlady Z

DeAgostini Nissan Fairlady Z 1972 1:43 (Datsun 240Z) in the cool Japanese livery reminiscent of so many mangas.

Toyota Crown  Japanese Military Police

Toyota Crown
Japanese Military Police

Also from Japan this Tomica Toyota Crown, which a previous owner has painted to look like a Japanese Military Police Car. Meter Made is inspired by a vehicle, which I understand is  a common sight in Japan, when meter maids give out parking tickets and escape in a vehicle such as this.

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Meter Made (Matchbox)

 

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Alfa 156 “Carabinieri”

Bburago Alfa 156 “Carabinieri” 1:43 perfect for  remake of the Italian Job, now I just need three Minis.

FSO Polonez

FSO Polonez “Policja”

Welly FSO Polonez “Policja” 1:43. I wonder how much fear this strikes into the hearts of Polish criminals in their BMWs? Maybe a Porsche 996 will help…

FSO Polonez and Porsche 996

FSO Polonez and Porsche 996 “Policja”

The Majorette Porsche 996 has at least 32 variants with different police liveries.

Majorette Porsche 996 Police Variants

Buick and Lincoln Police

Matchbox 1956 Buick Century 1:72 and a Hot Wheels 1964 Lincoln Continental 1:64.

For smaller scale criminals a Matchbox 1956 Buick Century 1:72 and a Hot Wheels 1964 Lincoln Continental 1:64.

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Welly Ford Crown Victoria “Chicago Police” and Siku Mercedes “Polizei”.

Kinsmart Police Cars: VW Beetle and Chevy Camaro

Kinsmart Police Cars: VW Beetle and Chevy Camaro

These two from Kinsmart have similar details, on the doors, a badge stating “Police Department Founded 1781” and even the same number “388” on their roofs. The ’67 Camaro Z-26 is 1:37 scale, the ’67 VW Beetle is 1:32 scale. The Beetle reminds me of a Corgi Police Beetle, I haven’t found the Corgi Beetle but I was pleasantly surprised to find a Corgi Cortina GXL “Police” at Drybridge Market.

Ford Cortina GXL

Ford Cortina GXL “Police” (Corgi)

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This pair look cool, but where will they put the crooks once they catch them? Matchbox Lamborghini Gallardo and DeAgostini Nissan Fairlady Z

Matchbox Police Cars: Buick Century, Lamborghini Gallardo (2) and Ford Police Interceptor

Matchbox Police Cars: Buick Century, Lamborghini Gallardo (2) and Ford Police Interceptor

Last and definitely least in my collection.

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Skoda Octavia “პოლიცია”

This is a model of a Skoda Octavia in Georgian Police Livery( “პოლიცია”). It is cheap Chinese plastic and only vaguely looks like an Octavia. I only bought it because of the Georgian livery.

Related posts: Fire Chief Cars  Ambulances

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