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Police pull Jaguar over in the street because it was FALLING apart

HILLARIOUS pictures show a classic Jaguar that was stopped by the police because it was falling to bits on the road.

There are many reasons a police officer may chose to pull over a car - bald tyres, no insurance and reckless driving to name a few.

In what was probably a first for Blackpool Police, officers had to pull a car over because it looked like it came fresh from the scrap heap.

he vintage XJ Series was clearly past its former best with heavily scratched grey bodywork and paint.

Photographs also show that the knackered banger was missing a rear window, rear lights, a sunroof and wing mirrors as well as not having number plates, door handles or working front lights.

The police officers clearly saw the funny side sharing the images of the battered Jaguar, driven by a 55-year-old man, online.

However, the constabulary did warn about the dangers of cars like these being driven on UK roads.

PC Matt Plummer, of Blackpool Police, said: "Around 2pm on Tuesday officers stopped a vehicle in Talbot Road, Blackpool, on suspicion of not being roadworthy.

"On inspection the vehicle, a Jaguar car, was found to have one mirror, no lights, damaged bodywork, no number plates, windows missing and no front or rear bumper.

"Lancashire Constabulary is committed to making the county safer by reducing casualties, targeting criminals and increasing confidence on the county's roads.

"The car clearly presented a risk to the both the driver and other motorists.

"The owner of the Jaguar, a 55-year-old man from Blackpool, was given a fixed penalty notice and ordered to have the car recovered."



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The guy must have bought it off ebay with the description 'good condition for age' and a few fuzzy photographs. Still, a few rolls of Gaffa tape should see it right
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Wouldn't have to worry about someone stealing it either. Doubt there'd be enough salvagable parts to make it worthwhile.
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It just looks like it was prepped for paint work, that's all. Trim removed, paint scuffed down, some opening are taped off.
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Most of the interior is missing too!
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It just looks like it was prepped for paint work, that's all. Trim removed, paint scuffed down, some opening are taped off.
I agree, this is not a piece of junk with a bunch of parts that have fallen off as he went down the road. Clearly a work in progress and by looking at the roof of the car it would appear as though the original paint work was in decent shape. Typically, by the time a car is at this level of refinish it is not practical to try and drive it. I guess that is what the ticket was all about.
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What is really scary is how often has this heap of junk been on the road BEFORE Plod did anything.
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I agree, this is not a piece of junk with a bunch of parts that have fallen off as he went down the road. Clearly a work in progress and by looking at the roof of the car it would appear as though the original paint work was in decent shape. Typically, by the time a car is at this level of refinish it is not practical to try and drive it. I guess that is what the ticket was all about.
I have know of a couple people doing just that, they do all the prep work themselves, and drive a partially disassembled car to the painters.
This is how my dad drove my El Camino to the painters after he did all the prep work. Almost all chrome removed, no front lights except turn signals (1967 did not have side lights, that started in 1968) red tape over brake light bulbs. No door handles, tailgate, or bumpers. License plate hanging from wires...
That was in Las Vegas, it is now at my house in Pittsburgh, PA area. Last picture is as it was almost back together a couple days later.
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I have know of a couple people doing just that, they do all the prep work themselves, and drive a partially disassembled car to the painters.
This is how my dad drove my El Camino to the painters after he did all the prep work. Almost all chrome removed, no front lights except turn signals (1967 did not have side lights, that started in 1968) red tape over brake light bulbs. No door handles, tailgate, or bumpers. License plate hanging from wires...
That was in Las Vegas, it is now at my house in Pittsburgh, PA area. Last picture is as it was almost back together a couple days later.
The couple of times I did not shoot the primer and paint I had it taken to the paint shop on a flat bed.
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The couple of times I did not shoot the primer and paint I had it taken to the paint shop on a flat bed.
I would love to have the time & money to do or have a quality paint job done on the El Camino, but it looks quite acceptable as a driver, and I'm not afraid of a gravel nick or odd blemish, though I do try hard to avoid any.

My dad also had the bench seat re-covered. It was 100% vinyl and cracking, the only way he could take it to a trim shop was to use the bed of the El Camino, so he made a seat out of wood to use while delivering and picking up the seat.

The article is probably yet another person commenting on another article and adding their own drama. No way of knowing the real story, how far they drove, and if they were even driving it. It looks like it might actually have been being towed with the rope, it is taught coming from the front.
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that actually looks like it belonged to

Arthur Daley " a little dodgy maybe, but underneath, 'e's alright" 'imself.

Get that theme tune out your head if you can.
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