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Model No VA00109

This version of the Anglia was introduced into the Lledo Vanguards range in 1997,
in Metropolitian Police Livery. The model is to 1:43rd Scale.

Model No Exterior Colour Interior Colour Wheels
VA00109 Light Blue/White Maroon White

The Model

va00109 Model

The Box it Came in

va00109 Box

The Certificate

This model was released as part of a Police Panda Cars set No PC1002
The collector's card in the set showed this as model number VA00109
The other model in the set was a Mini Panda Car.

This Set is a limited Edition of 5000
The Certificate is white with
a grey flash on the left hand side.
va00109 Certificate

The Accessories

This model came with wing mirrors and number plates for the buyer to fit,
as well as a Collectors Card and the 2nd type mini catalogue.

Collectors Card

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The History

Ford Anglia and Mini - Police Panda Cars of the 60's

Police 'Panda' cars, so-named because of their black and white / blue and white liveries, were introduced by the Lancashire Constabulary in 1965. The 'Panda' cars purpose was to augment 'unit beat' patrols by policemen on foot or on bicycles. Other UK police authorities quickly followed Lancashire's example.

The smaller British production passenger cars bult by the British Motor Corporation, Ford, Vauxhall and Hillman were chosen as 'Panda' vehicles,and this Vanguards set features two typical 'unit beat' cars of the 1960s: a Hampshire Constabulary BMC Mini and a Metropolitan Police Ford Anglia.

More than half the police forces in England and Wales, as well as some authorities in Scotland and Ulster, used Minis, while Ford-based 'Pandas' were in service with 36 forces.

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