Piece of history

A unique piece of Australian history was seen travelling through Cooma last week.

An old 1984 Ford F100 police car turned a few heads as the car's owner Barry Kennedy was on his way to Berridale.

The car was the first response vehicle to the Milperra Massace in 1984, and is the only police car of its kind left.

Mr Kennedy, from the Central Coast, uses the car as his main means of transport and usually covers the police sticker and lights.

Last week he was in the area visiting friends on his way to Berridale when he was stopped for an RBT by local police.

The officers were so taken by the historic vehicle they asked Mr Kennedy if they could show fellow officers at the police station.

The vehicle was part of an exhibit at the Justice and Police Museum in Circular Quay in Sydney celebrating 150 years of policing in NSW.

Mr Kennedy will be taking the vehicle to local shows across the state in coming months.

The car, originally from Bankstown, was bought at auction by Mr Kennedy's uncle who was a Detective Sergeant with Parramatta police.

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