Classic police vehicles travel in convoy through London

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Feb 26, 2014 - London, UK - A convoy of historic police cars from the past six decades took to the streets of London for the last time today before being moved to a new home.
The iconic vehicles included a 1948 Wolseley used to patrol the Queen's coronation and an armoured vehicle fitted with bullet-proof glass.
Along with a number of classic police bikes, they were driven from a Metropolitan Police garage near Hampton Court to Scotland Yard's driving school in Hendon. (Credit Image: © Jamie Wiseman/Daily Mail/SOLO Syndication)

A fleet of classic police vehicles travelled in convoy across London yesterday, heading from the Hampton Court Traffic Garage to their new home at the Hendon Driving School.
> A total of 14 classic Metropolitan Police vehicles, including a rare 1948 Wolseley and an equally eye-catching 1983 Rover SD1, drove across the capital city as enthusiasts and car-spotters lined the streets to take photos.

Detective Sergeant Phil Hames, manager of the collection, told The Daily Mail: "These vehicles are much more than old bits of metal - they are the heritage of the Metropolitan Police Service and all Londoners."

The collection of police vehicles also includes classic motorcycles, which have been used to fight crime over the past six decades.

According to Auto Express, the cars are not on public display but they are used in public engagement events across London.

Feb 26, 2014 - London, UK - A convoy of historic police cars from the past six decades took to the streets of London for the last time today before being moved to a new home.
The iconic vehicles included a 1948 Wolseley used to patrol the Queen's coronation and an armoured vehicle fitted with bullet-proof glass.
Along with a number of classic police bikes, they were driven from a Metropolitan Police garage near Hampton Court to Scotland Yard's driving school in Hendon. (Credit Image: © Jamie Wiseman/Daily Mail/SOLO Syndication)


Detective Sergeant Phil Hames, added: "It will be emotional to see the collection leave the gates of this beautiful Victorian Police Station for the last time. They are a terrific ice breaker and always get a positive reaction."