Dodgy Motors

Are you watching carefully? This page is dedicated to the more unknown cars that appeared in Minder. They can often be seen in the background, driving or driven past or simply parked up somewhere.

Series 1 Series 2 Series 3 Series 5 Series 7

Series 1 - RND830J - Blue 1971 Volkswagen Beetle 1200

This car is seen throughout series 1.

RND830J in #1.1 'Gunfight at the OK Laundrette'
#1.1 Gunfight at the OK Laundrette
outside laundrette
RND830J in #1.3 'The Smaller They Are'
#1.3 The Smaller They Are
outside bed & breakfast
RND830J in #1.4 'A Tethered Goat'
#1.4 A Tethered Goat
outside the pub
RND830J in #1.5 'The Bounty Hunter'
#1.5 The Bounty Hunter
outside Fenton's office
RND830J in #1.6 'Aces High & Sometimes Very Low'
#1.6 Aces High & Sometimes Very Low
parked opposite Winchester
RND830J in #1.11 'You Gotta Have Friends'
#1.11 You Gotta Have Friends
outside Altman's house

Series 1 - XLO574S - Orange 1973 Volkswagen Transporter

This features in every episode of series 1 as well as in three episodes of 'The Professionals'.

XLO574S in #1.1 'Gunfight at The OK Laundrette'
#1.1 Gunfight at the OK Laundrette
opposite laundrette
XLO574S in #1.2 'Bury My Half At Waltham Green'
#1.2 Bury My Half At Waltham Green
outside Arthur's place
XLO574S in #1.3 'The Smaller They Are'
#1.3 The Smaller They Are
at bed & breakfast
XLO574S in #1.4 'A Tethered Goat'
#1.4 A Tethered Goat
parked on street
XLO574S in #1.5 'The Bounty Hunter'
#1.5 The Bounty Hunter
parked on street
XLO574S in #1.6 'Aces High & Sometimes Very Low'
#1.6 Aces High & Sometimes Very Low
parked on street
 
XLO574S in #1.7 'The Bengal Tiger
#1.7 The Bengal Tiger
parked on street
 
XLO574S in #1.7 'The Bengal Tiger'
#1.7 The Bengal Tiger
appears outside cafe
 
XLO574S in #1.8 'Come in T-64, Your Time Is Ticking Away'
#1.8 Come In T-64 Your Time Is Ticking Away
opposite Debbie's Flat
 
XLO574S in #1.9 'Monday Night Fever'
#1.9 Monday Night Fever
opposite lockup
 
XLO574S in #1.10 'The Dessert Song'
#1.10 The Dessert Song
opposite Winchester Club
 
XLO574S in #1.11 'You Gotta Have Friends'
#1.11 You Gotta Have Friends
outside hospital
 
       

Series 1 - PYY 433L Ford Transit Mark 1 Minibus - Police Van

PYY 433L in #1.1 'Gunfight at The OK Laundrette'
#1.1 Gunfight at the OK Laundrette
arrives at start
PYY 433L in #1.4 'A Tethered Goat'
#1.4 A Tethered Goat
arrives at pub

Series 1 - Unknown Registration - Blue Bristol Bus (White Stripe)

First spotted by Eastway, this is one of the hardest to spot - this may well have been a Euston films catering bus.

Bristol Bus in #1.6 'Aces High & Sometimes Very Low'
#1.6 Aces High & Sometimes Very Low
parked along from Winchester Club
Bristol Bus in #1.8 'Come in T-64, Your Time Is Ticking Away'
#1.8 Come In T-64, Your Time Is Ticking Away
parked on street
Bristol Bus in #1.10 'The Dessert Song'
#1.10 The Dessert Song
parked along from Winchester Club

Series 1 - R-N75956 - Red LHD Mini (Swiss Plates)

If this car was a stock car used by Euston Films at the time, it is interesting that it is a left-hand drive on foreign plates.

R-N75956 in #1.4 'A Tethered Goat'
#1.4 A Tethered Goat
parked opposite pub
R-N75956 in #1.4 'A Tethered Goat'
#1.4 A Tethered Goat
front view from pub
R-N75956 in #1.7 'The Bengal Tiger'
#1.7 The Bengal Tiger
parked outside shop

Series 1 - KJH402P - Silver 1977 Citroen

In #1.4 'A Tethered Goat', watch very closely as Sardi (Nadim Sawalha) makes a run for it - within just a few seconds this car has moved to the other side of the street!

KJH402P in #1.4 'A Tethered Goat'
#1.4 A Tethered Goat
opposite pub
KJH402P in #1.5 'The Bounty Hunter'
#1.5 The Bounty Hunter
outside Fenton's office
KJH402P in #1.7 'The Bengal Tiger'
#1.7 The Bengal Tiger
outside shop
KJH402P in #1.8 'Come in T-64, Your Time Is Ticking Away'
#1.8 Come In T-64, Your Time Is Ticking Away
opposite Debbie's flat

Series 1 & 2 - SYY434S - Brown Ford Cortina 1.6 Ghia (cream roof)

This 90bhp Cortina 1.6 Ghia can be seen throughout series one and two of the show.

SYY434S in #1.1 'Gunfight at the OK Laundrette'
#1.1 Gunfight at the OK Laundrette
outside laundrette
SYY434S in #1.1 'Gunfight at the OK Laundrette'
#1.1 Gunfight at the OK Laundrette
at police station
SYY434S in #1.3 'The Smaller They Are'
#1.3 The Smaller They Are
at bed & breakfast
SYY434S in #1.3 'The Smaller They Are'
#1.3 The Smaller They Are
opposite hotel at end
SYY434S in #1.4 'A Tethered Goat'
#1.4 A Tethered Goat
parked at airport
SYY434S in #1.4 'A Tethered Goat'
#1.4 A Tethered Goat
driving to the airport
SYY434S in #1.5 'The Bounty Hunter'
#1.5 The Bounty Hunter
parked outside Mr Booze
SYY434S in #1.5 'The Bounty Hunter'
#1.5 The Bounty Hunter
parked behind XJS
SYY434S in #1.7 'The Bengal Tiger'
#1.7 The Bengal Tiger
parked on street
SYY434S in #1.10 'The Dessert Song'
#1.10 The Dessert Song
following taxi
SYY434S in #1.11 'You Gotta Have Friends'
#1.11 You Gotta Have Friends
parked on street
SYY434S in #2.6 'Not A Bad Lad, Dad'
#2.6 Not A Bad Lad, Dad
parked behind fence
SYY434S in #2.7 'The Beer Hunter'
#2.7 The Beer Hunter
following & parked on street
SYY434S in #2.9 'All Mod Cons'
#2.9 All Mod Cons
parked on street
SYY434S in #2.12 'All About Scoring Innit?'
#2.12 All About Scoring, Innit?
parked outside Winchester
SYY434S in #2.12 'All About Scoring Innit?'
#2.12 All About Scoring, Innit?
hotel underground car park

Series 1 & 2 - MLD803P - Blue 1976 Mark III Cortina

Probably the dodgiest motor of them all. Repossessed by Terry in series 1 and used as a taxi just four episodes later. In series 2, it re-appears as a wedding car and four episodes later as Terry's old school friend's motor.

MLD803P in #1.7 'The Bengal Tiger'
#1.7 The Bengal Tiger
repossessed by Terry
MLD803P in #1.11 'You Gotta Have Friends'
#1.11 You Gotta Have Friends
taxi at start
MLD803P in #2.7 'The Beer Hunter'
#2.7 The Beer Hunter
Wedding Car
MLD803P in #2.11 'The Old School Tie'
#2.11 The Old School Tie
driven by Harry

Series 3 - TPB800S - Yellow Datsun Bluebird Estate

This car can be seen in several episodes in series 3.

TBP800S in #3.2 'You Need Hands'
#3.2 You Need Hands
parked on street as Terry follows
TBP800S in #3.2 'You Need Hands'
#3.2 You Need Hands
parked outside Duke's Head pub
TBP800S in #3.6 'Another Bride Another Groom'
#3.6 Another Bride, Another Groom
parked at church
TBP800S in #3.6 'Another Bride Another Groom'
#3.6 Another Bride, Another Groom
parked at Young's pub (reception)
TBP800S in #3.7 'The Birdman of Wormwood Scrubs'
#3.7 The Birdman of Wormwood Scrubs
parked outside the bank
TBP800S in #3.8 'The Son Also Rises'
#3.8 The Son Also Rises
parked outside school gates
TBP800S in #3.9 'Why Pay Tax?'
#3.9 Why Pay Tax
parked outside Midland Bank
TBP800S in #3.10 'Broken Arrow'
#3.10 Broken Arrow
parked outside Des's Garage
TBP800S in #3.12 'Back In Good Old England'
#3.12 Back In Good Old England
parked outside hospital at start
TBP800S in #3.12 'Back In Good Old England'
#3.12 Back In Good Old England
parked where Terry finds Jack
TBP800S in #3.12 'Back In Good Old England'
#3.12 Back In Good Old England
parked outside Terry's flat

Series 3 - NLB250K - Brown Mini

Parked at Arthur's niece's wedding in episode 6, just two episodes later Arthur's friend Muriel Standen seems to be driving it around! Later on in the series this car is sold by Arthur to an unsuspecting punter.

NLB250K in #3.6 'Another Bride Another Groom'
#3.6 Another Bride, Another Groom
parked at church
NLB250K in #3.8 'The Son Also Rises'
#3.8 The Son Also Rises
Murial Standen's car
NLB250K in #3.13 'In'
#3.13 In
Sold by Arthur at the car lot

Series 3 - SVS198W - Red Vauxhall Carlton/Vauxhall Royale

Used by two separate villains in this series, the plate is the same and the cars are nearly the same too!

SVS198W in #3.6 'Another Bride Another Groom'
#3.6 Another Bride, Another Groom
used by Grantley's heavies
SVS198W in #3.9 'Why Pay Tax?'
#3.9 Why Pay Tax
Ray Newell's car (same number plate)

Series 5 - A907 EPD - Blue Nissan Prairie

With its distinctive 'PRARIE' logo along the rear, this car is seen in several episodes of series 5.

A907EPD  in #5.1 'Goodbye Sailor'
#5.1 Goodbye Sailor
parked outside lockup
A907EPD  in #5.2 'What Makes Shamy Run?'
#5.2 What Makes Shamy Run?
parked outside barber's shop
A907EPD in #5.3 'A Number Of Old Wives Tales'
#5.3 A Number Of Old Wives Tales
opposite Mary's place
A907EPD in #5.3 'A Number Of Old Wives Tales'
#5.3 A Number Of Old Wives Tales
parked at health club
A907EPD in #5.4 'The Second Time Around'
#5.4 The Second Time Around
parked outside publishers
A907EPD in #5.6 'The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood'
#5.6 The Long Ride Back To Scratchwood
parked at services
A907EPD in #5.7 'Hypnotising Rita'
#5.7 Hypnotising Rita
parked opposite Trellick Tower
A907EPD in #5.8 'The Balance Of Power'
#5.8 The Balance Of Power
parked opposite house
A907EPD in #5.8 'The Balance Of Power'
#5.8 The Balance Of Power
parked outside voting hall
A907EPD in #5.9 'Around The Corner'
#5.9 Around The Corner
parked along from Tasty's Shop
A907EPD in #5.9 'Around The Corner'
#5.9 Around The Corner
parked along from the pub
 

Series 5 - TVS 539R - White Vauxhall Chevanne

TVS 539R in #5.1 'Goodbye Sailor'
#5.1 Goodbye Sailor
delivering football boots
TVS 539R in #5.9 'Around The Corner'
#5.9 Around The Corner
parked outside shop
TVS 539R in #5.9 'Around The Corner'
#5.9 Around The Corner
loading outside Fred & Ted's hideout

Series 7 - E94YVS - White Vauxhall Cavalier SRi (Mk II)

Despite Chisholm leaving the force, he still seems to be driving around in Jones's white Cavalier, also used by another policeman in a raid!

E94YVS in #7.0 'An Officer & A Car Salesman'
#7.0 An Officer & A Car Salesman
Chisholm's car
E94YVS in #7.1 It's A Sorry Lorry Morrie
#7.1 It's A Sorry Lorry Morrie
Jones's Police Car
E94YVS in #7.2 Days Of Fines & Closures
#7.2 Days Of Fines & Closures
Jones's Police Car
E94YVS in #7.4 The Last Video Show
#7.4 The Last Video Show
Used in Dyer's raid on Last

Series 7 - C154GGO - Silver Volvo 340

Someone seems to be going to all the same places as Jack Last in #7.4 The Last Video Show.

C154GGO in #7.4 'The Last Video Show'
#7.4 The Last Video Show
Parked outside Daley Videos
C154GGO in #7.4 'The Last Video Show'
#7.4 The Last Video Show
Parked at Sainsburys

Last updated : 18th February 2016 by jno

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