Getting stuck in traffic is rubbish. It’s Monday today, and as such, we can be sure some of you have already had to endure a hellish drive into work. Imagine though, a world where you didn’t get stuck. A world in which your fellow motorist moved out of the way because of fear. Well, that day is today, because this Alvis Tactica could be yours, for a price.

The satin black behemoth was once a Police patrol vehicle. That means it’s armoured. It’s even had flashing beacons and sirens fitted. Though you might want to avoid using them on public roads. What else has it got? How a 6.0 litre diesel engine with a 5-speed automatic ‘box? This thing should be a doddle to drive!

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BEEFCAKE!

Alvis Tactica – enjoying retirement

Of course, since retiring from active duty, this big beast has been given some more civilised touches. There’s the paint, for one. The seats have been re-trimmed and the dash has been made more attractive. The back has been fitted with a flat-screen TV and disco lights. Oh, and the Police signs have been taken off. Sorry about that.

It’s only covered 60k from new. It is good to go. You can also drive it on a normal car licence (if you can drive a 7.5t vehicle), apparently. Maybe get some lessons first if you’re upgrading from a Civic. Running over your neighbour’s house isn’t a wise move. Furthermore, you want to look cool in this. Not a bimbling moron. That’s rather the wrong image.

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No idea why there’s a Moke in this picture…

It’s obviously been decked out as a party bus. However, the bulletproof glass remains. As does the armour plating. And the rear gun ports. It could be battle ready in half a day. You know, should a battle break out. It probably won’t, but it’s nice to know you’re covered.

Something most noteworthy is the fact it will also do 70mph and return 15-20mpg. Not too awful considering the size of the thing. And the road tax is only £165 per year. A bargain compared to some 4x4s out there. So, this thing really does have a lot going for it. And it could be yours, if you dig deep and start bidding. And you should, because it’s brilliant. Seems like a solid investment to us.

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Luxurry. Or something.

Yes, if this is for you, you can buy it here. It’s currently at £6,100. That’s cheap considering all the metal you’re getting. Be bold, live life and buy something crazy. This will be amazing. We promise.

 

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Car obsessive turned motoring journalist, now celebrating ten years in the industry. Worked for MOG, Performance Ford, GT Porsche, Pistonheads, AutoTrader and many more. Gifted writer, though somewhat less gifted when it comes to taste in cars. Once owned a Triumph Dolomite by choice, but did the honourable thing and crashed it into a wall.

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