Wednesday, November 25, 2009

VANGUARDS 1/43 FORD CORTINA MK3 2000GT-THAMES VALLEY POLICE


Thames Valley Police used Mk3 Cortinas as emergency response vehicles mainly in urban areas and the car modelled is one of that fleet. It was ideally suited to this work being both spacious and by the standards of the time rapid. In this era very little thought was given to resale values when specifying cars so all Police Cortinas had the low-back L type seats and steel wheels with hubcaps rather than the high-back head restraint seats and styled sports wheels that were fitted to the civilian 2 litre GXL. They were however fitted with extra fog lights below the bumper and the then new 'Pinto' OHC engine.

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