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Ford Zephyr Police Car - 419

page last updated: 22 February 2017


 

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If you are my age you cannot see the head-on view of this car without hearing Johnny Todd played on penny whistles and see the faces of Fancy Smith & Jock Weir peering through a rain spattered windscreen on a wet night in Newtown - Z Cars I'm talking about. The Police series set in a version of Kirkby just outside Liverpool in the early Sixties and the cars they drove were Ford Zephyrs. Not estates though and to me that mattered, they were not real Z cars as a result.

Ford never actually made an estate version of this Zephyr - the model is of a Farnham conversion - nice though. The Corgi was produced from 1960 to 1965, they also made the same car as a civilian version in two-tone blue with moulded luggage in the back.

The variations are few, the beacon can be large or small which does not affect value, there are though some Dutch export versions with 'Politie' or 'Rijks Polite' decals, these are about double the value of the UK issues.

Mine is good and un-messed with, quite an early release. Perhaps a little more paint loss than I'd like but presentable non the less. I've also tried to do some close-ups of the interior detail. As far as I can see there are a couple of spades, a pickaxe, a rope, a box and some other items I cannot identify. Things a motorway Policeman could not do without.


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