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DWD 606C was a well-known S-type Jaguar, having featured in The Sweeney's opening credits. We say was - by all accounts, this famous dark blue Jag appears to have met a sad end, after being crashed and rolled during in a chase sequence.
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Ah, those were the days...I had...a Carmen Red 3.8S, all wood and Connolly leather, on chrome wires, with Webasto roof. Went to Brands one day as a member of the owners club, came back as a pedestrian. A German and a Dutch guy were outbidding each other to buy it! The Dutch guy won. He kept in touch for years, and it was still running in '92, when he died. Lovely car, but couldn't run her today - 16mpg....maybe!
Re-make the Sweeney? Not possible without John and Dennis. So, Nick Love my son, you're nicked!
MSN strike again, it was a Granada, not a Consul GT as the car being used was a 6 cylinder, not the 4 cylinder. I had an Escort mk 2 RS which was originally part of the Browns garage team - BDG engine fabulous car, great for upsetting the local sports car owners - particularly the Porsche guys!
Looking at the stills above it really does not look the same, you could NEVER imagine John Thaw and Dennis Waterman in an Escort!
New cars dont cut it, however the older cars had a tendency to fold in half if you hit a paper bag at speed, and you certainly didnt need a round about to go round in circles, you could do that by driving over a garden slug at 5mph. Takes me back to the days of the Dunlop Denovo run flat tyre and the Goodyear Grand Prix S, combine them with a set of chromey bezlogs and you was ready to drive home like a boss from the pub after 15 pints with a party seven rolling about with the kids in the footwell.
I look forward to seeing the film, just dusting down my Pork Pie hat, Crombie and Loafers ready for the weekend.
Sorry for the multi posts, blame MSN as kept saying problem with posting try again!
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