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The Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle (or SPV) is a fictional pursuit and attack vehicle from Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's science fiction television series Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1967). It has a number of cool features, firing a rocket out of the front, the aerials can be raised an lowered, the rear caterpillar tracks can be lowered when required and the great man, Captain Scarlet himself can be fired out of the side when you push down the fin on the roof.

The grey-blue vehicle has ten sets of wheels (six sets over the front, middle and rear axles which are double) and an auxiliary traction system of hydraulically lowered caterpillar tracks at the rear. The driver and passengers are seated facing backwards to reduce the effect of impact in the event of a collision, with a large video monitor displaying the road ahead and behind. A co-driver has identical driving controls available, but normally mans the weaponry systems, which include a front-mounted cannon. SPVs are distributed around the world at specific Spectrum safehouses, which are disguised, often as commercial buildings. Spectrum agents can obtain access to an SPV upon showing their identification.

Value is based on some colour variations and pack variations. The one to look for is in a cardboard pictorial box. It can have a black or white bumper and a base which matches the blue bodywork or black. Bubble-pack versions are easier to find and worth a little less and these are grade on the colour of the base. Top value is black, next is light green and blue is last of all - but still a rare and valuable item.

Blue Metallic, S logo & SPV on sides, black or white bumper, Pictorial cardboard box
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