Rover V8 Traffic Cars

Brian Homans

In the early 1970’s, after a brief and unsuccessful excursion with some Vauxhall Traffic Cars – the Victor fitted with the 3.3 litre Ventora engine – the force took on the Rover model P6 as its standard Traffic Car. Powered by a 3.5 litre V8 engine, the first ones had automatic transmission, but by 1972 a manual gearbox model became available and we changed to those, probably because they were £1. 3s. 11d cheaper! A comfortable and popular Traffic Car, but with a small boot. To fit warning signs and other equipment, we ran without a spare wheel. If you got a puncture, you had to radio for somebody to bring a spare out to you! The car pictured is one I used when I was stationed at the Eastern Traffic Base, Hertford.

This page was added on 18/02/2020.

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