British and European cars from the 1980s.
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A Greater Manchester Police traffic officer poses with his vehicle in the early 1980s. The car is a Ford Granada mark 2, a popular traffic vehicle of the era. This model was produced between 1977-1985. The Granada, along with the Ford Capri, formed the mainstay of the Force’s traffic fleet for many years. We think the location may be Mauldeth Road West in Chorlton. www.gmpmuseum.co.uk
A Greater Manchester Police officer and her Ford Capri vehicle in Chorlton-cum-Hardy in 1982. The Capri was in service with the Force for many years and was perhaps the most iconic GMP police car of its era. It carried the famous white livery and red stripe, which earned it, along with other vehicles with the same colour scheme, the nickname of jam butty cars. http://www.gmpmuseum.com
https://flic.kr/p/d627HQ | GMP Ford Capri | Now preserved and privatley owned, seen at Heaton Park on Sunday 2nd September during this year's Trans Lancs Rally event. Details from the DVLA: Date of Liability 01 11 2012 Date of First Registration 05 01 1987 Year of Manufacture 1987 Cylinder Capacity (cc) 2792cc CO2 Emissions Not Available Fuel Type PETROL Export Marker N Vehicle Status Licence Not Due Vehicle Colour WHITE