Swedish Police Museum

As you may have seen in the last post, me and my family made a road trip through Sweden this summer. One of the stops was Stockholm and the Swedish Police Museum.

The Swedish Police started quite early with Volvos and also a variety of foreign cars. In a small showcase we could see a selection of cars and how the paint/patterns had evolved. Two of the cars caught my eye.

First, of course, a Saab 9-5 in the current standard European paint/pattern, also known as the Battenburg pattern.

Secondly, a Porsche 911 in classic black and white, which was the standard paint in Sweden from 1958 to 1984. The Porsches were used to monitor traffic/speed on the most used highways in the 60-ties and 70-ties. No one would dare escaping from a Porsche, would they? The Porsche crews were hand picked and had special training.

Later on, the Porsches were retired when Saab introduced cars which were as quick as the Porsches. Now, how cool is that?

 

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