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Monday, October 13, 2014

Rare Dutch police patrol car comes up for auction

In the early 1960s, most of the streets in the Netherlands do not apply the maximum driving speed. The result is predictable, many fatal accidents often occur.
Porsche 356 Cabriolet as Rijkspolitie patrol car in its heyday. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1o7dTMp)
To overcome, the Dutch police or Rijkpolitie asked advice from Germany, one of their neighboring countries, to deal with the accident as a result of the driver who likes to speeding. The Germans who since 1956 has been used Porsche car as their police patrol car also suggested the Netherlands to do the same.

The Netherlands then choose the Porsche 356 Cabriolet as their police patrol car on the highway. At that time, the Dutch ordered 12 units of the Porsche 356 to secure the 500-kilometer toll road, as reported from Boldride, on Thursday, October 9, 2014.
Rijkspolitie's Porsche 356 Cabriolet. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1xIIjEI)
Porsche 356 with an open roof is used as the Dutch police patrol car for four years. During its tenure, this sportcar has reached a distance of 190 thousand kilometers.
Dashboard and interior view of Rijkspolitie's Porsche 356 Cabriolet. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1o7dTMp)
Now, some of the Stutgaart origin sportcars are retired and ready to be released as a public collection. After retirement, Rijkspolitie dismantle all police accessories. They then sell the former official car as a standard Porsche.
Rear three quarter of Rijkspolitie's Porsche 356 Cabriolet. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1xIIjEI)
Although old, the car condition is still maintained like when it served sometime ago. Various police accessories are dismantle from this Porsche 356 as sirens, stop signs, phone folowing the radio antenna, and speakers have been reconditioned as when on its police service.
Of the 12 units that ever existed, only one unit of the Porsche 356 remaining in a good condition and ready to be auctioned. Bonhams auction house in London, England has assessed the Rijkspolitie Porsche 356 Cabriolet can be sold at a price between U.S $110-160 thousand, or approximately Rp. 1.35 to 1.96 billion. Might be you interested to have it. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | JALOPNIK | BOLDRIDE]
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