Ford's big secret revealed

Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2007

If you spend a fair old chunk of your life equipping innocent-looking vans with police cells and fitting cars with everything required — short of firearms — by the local constabulary's armed response unit, then you're unlikely to welcome nosey parkers. That's why Ford insists that the precise location of its Special Vehicle Preparations (SVP) operation, on an obscure industrial estate in Essex, is kept firmly under wraps.


What Van? was given directions, however — on the strict understanding that we memorised them and ate the fax before we set out — and it was worth making the journey.

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