1964 Daimler SP250 'Police Specification' Roadster

Can you believe that the cops got away with buying sports cars like this in 1964? For (supposedly) high speed pursuits?True story, Scotland Yard, metro division bought at least 2 dozen of theseFull story and gallery at https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/22725/lot/311/  via  http://thesteepletimes.com/opulence-splendour/chitty-chitty-crash-crash/