There are the famous on-screen police cars, like Morse’s majestic Mk2 or Starsky’s striped Gran Torino, but there have been even more stunning real-life fuzz wagons. Italy, for example, likes a bit of PC exoticism. In the ’60s, the mobsters were getting ahead of the Polizia in their Alfa 1900s and Giulia 1600s, so a copper called Armando Spatafora suggested using a Ferrari. Of course he did. He had one too: a Ferrari 250 GTE. And rather than writing the getaway off as a fantasy, the Italian police are still there. They have a few Lamborghini Huracans on panda patrol even now.
Dubai, however, is the realm of the weird when it comes to sizzling police cars: Aventadors, Brabuses, One 77s. You name it, Dubai Police Department bought it and been there. It’s a known fact that the average job in Dubai has driven more supercars than Richard Hammond. Not that Blighty’s gang of law enforcement officers endured a mundane car diet of Allegros, Metros and Vectras. Here we saw a Porsche 968, a Ford Escort Cosworth and, more recently, a Lotus Evora S and a Rolls-Royce Ghost – although the Evora was more for show and the Ghost was decked out in blue and yellow fluorescent. stickers to raise funds for charity.
And what about this little beauty? A Skoda Superb Estate that was a proper police car – and a CID car to boot, which adds an air of undercover mystery to it. Think of all the lookouts this thing has seen; all the drug lords and high-flying fraudsters he helped put in front of them. And it’s for sale. Deposit £19,995 and it could be yours. You might be hanging out in this little beauty pretending to be, I don’t know. Spendthrift? Okay, I seem to be hanging onto more straws than press string here, but I’m trying to justify the price of this particular car, uh… optimistic.
Yes, that’s a premium judged rather enthusiastically on what appears to be a fairly ordinary car, even with years of clandestine duties under its belt. The five-figure seller excitement probably stems from the fact that this is a pretty exciting edition of the Superb, which has seen relatively little use. True, with the 3.6-liter FSI VR6 installed – the engine that also appeared in the Porsche Cayenne – it is called rare. There’s no other for sale in the classifieds at the moment, and, as we know, the big hunk can muster (oh-so sweetly) 260 hp and funnel it easily through a transmission comprising four wheel drive and a DSG gearbox.
Because it is a CID car rather than a patrol car, it has only done 26,000 miles and comes with a full service history. Being an Elegance trim it is also a high spec example with plenty of luxuries. These include a heated windscreen, parking sensors, dual-zone climate control and leather-trimmed seats, which are electrically adjustable at the front. So you will need very little.
Plus, if you were looking for a Skoda Superb Estate anyway – which, let’s face it, is a great vehicle and a terrific wagon – why not this one? Not only do you get a boot with an echo and more room in the back than a Grosser, but it has this history of secrets to liven it up. Kids will love this. They’ll think it’s so awesome they have to tell all their classmates at school, and being kids, that’ll mean a slew of embellishments that only a stealthy mind can muster. So when you pick them up at the school gates, you’re the coolest mom or dad of them all, until their friends, and maybe some of the most impressionable parents, ask you. to demonstrate missile launchers. Mind you, if one of your cherubs knocks Ribena down on the mat, you can tell everyone it’s a bloodstain left by Al Capone. Can you really put a price on that?
Specification | Skoda Superb Estate V6
Engine: 3,597 cc, V6, naturally aspirated
Transmission: 6-speed dual-clutch automatic, four-wheel drive
Power (hp): 260 to 6000 rpm
Torque (lb ft): 258 at 2,500-5,000 rpm
First registered: 2014
Recorded mileage: 26,000
New price: N / A
Yours for: £19,995
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