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Convoy of classic police vehicles heads through London

A convoy of fourteen classic police vehicles, dating back to 1948, travelled from Hampton Court through central London to their new home at Hendon today.

. Credit: Metropolitan Police

The classic motors included a 1948 Wolseley and a 1970 Morris Minor 1000 Panda car. The vehicles were moved because the Hampton Court Traffic Garage is being closed.

The Met Police vehicle collection Credit: Metropolitan Police

Each car tells a story about how policing has changed in the capital, from the 1948 Wolseley 18/85 which came complete with a police bell and loudspeaker to the smooth handling of the Rover P6 which was favoured by Special Branch in the 1970's.

1983 Rover SDI V8 Credit: Metropolitan Police
1983 Rover SDI V8 Credit: Metropolitan Police
1980 Landrover S111 Credit: Metropolitan Police
1973 Rover P6 Credit: Metropolitan Police
1970 Morris Minor 1000 Credit: Metropolitan Police
1948 Wolseley Credit: Metropolitan Police
BMW R80 Credit: Metropolitan Police
BMW RS1100 Credit: Metropolitan Police
BMW K Series Credit: Metropolitan Police

The Met Police has been tweeting pictures of the convoy as it heads through London.