Foreign cars in the police of the USSR
• Foreign cars in the police USSR
The first foreign car hit the traffic police at the end of the Soviet 1960s. It was Ford Galaxie Wagon, which was produced with the American police equipment, including the instrument panel, a speaker, and a spotlight.
In the early 1970s, the Soviet police received a luxury car from West Germany - Mercedes W108.
When it was time Mercedes BMW. In 1973, the German car company has organized its first exhibition in the USSR, and then tens of BMW cars were purchased for the "protection and care".
Cars "Mercedes" and "BMW" was one of the fastest in the Soviet police and much more comfortable than their Soviet-made cars. Even cars "Volga 24-24" with a maximum speed of 170 km / h, often used in the chase by police and intelligence services, could not compete with BMW, which are easy to accelerate to speeds in excess of 200 km / h.
Foreign car looked quite exotic compared to the Soviet. In addition to Mercedes and BMW, the 1960 to 1980 years, the Soviet Union also imported Nissan, Opel, Audis, Renault, Volvos and Fords. 1967 Ford Galaxie Wagon
Mercedes-Benz W108 / W109 family
Mercedes-Benz SE / SEL W116 used by some units of the Moscow traffic police.
Mercedes-Benz models among the Volga GAZ-24 and GAZ-21 1974.
The power structure of the USSR (mostly talking about the KGB) also received the Czech sedan with an engine V8 - Tatra 613. Some of them were in the police.
BMW 5th generation E12 series was also the police in the USSR.
The family of BMW E12, approx. the end of the 1970s.
BMW E3 on a Moscow street
Another BMW E3 on the street
BMW E3, 1968
Porsche 911 Targa, the most unusual of the Soviet police car
The American Van Dodge
Volvo 264 in the service of the police in Moscow
In the foreground - Renault 18 wagon behind him - van model Traffic
The flagship of the range Renault second half of the 1970s, is a hatchback Renault 30 model