The Coolest And Dutchest Police Car Ever Is Up For Auction

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I know at some point in the future, probably a number of points, I'm going to get pulled over for speeding. I accept that. If a magic horse offered me the chance to change anything about my future pullings-over, I can only think of one thing: I want to be pulled over by a Dutch Porsche 356 cop car. If you're rich, you can make this dream come true!

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Yes, Bonhams is auctioning off one of the original batch of 12 1962 Porsche 356B police cars used by the Dutch Motorway Surveillance Group — think CHiPs, but with more wooden footwear and gouda cheese.

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This particular car was in police service for four years, and afterwards was stripped of police equipment and sold as just another 356 cabriolet. Its ex-cop identity remained secret until 2004, when it was bought by the Dutch Police, who set about sourcing all the original cop toys to put it back to its former glory.

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They did it. The car is in wonderful shape, with a rebuilt 1600cc, 95HP engine, and all the old equipment: radio telephone, giant STOP light, blue light on a funny little tower thing, extra gauges, rear-facing loudspeaker, and other fun stuff.

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The Dutch police service had a strong relationship with their little German fast-pursuit cars, so much so that the very last ten 356 cabriolets ever made were sold to the Dutch Police. They're expecting this to sell for between $180,000 and $250,000, so start hitting your mom up for a little loanski now.

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Yes, Bonhams is auctioning off one of the original batch of 12 1962 Porsche 356B police cars used by the Dutch Motorway Surveillance Group — think CHiPs, but with more wooden footwear and gouda cheese.

You could only be a member of these guys if you had a wife and a family, after which you were deemed responsible enough to drive the fast Porsches.
Later, they switched to 912's, and then to real 911s, up to the 964 Targa's and convertibles. A small batch of factory 924 Targa's and a few 914's were also tested to replace the 911, but of course, they were no good. Targa's and convertibles were used to keep police officers more human and approachable and so that they could communicate better with other motorists.

The 911 excelled at driving backwards over the emergency lanes for long periods of time, which virtually no other car could do well.

They were replaced by Volvo's in what has to be the lamest penny pinching decision ever.