Copper

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Vehicle
Copper
A Copper in GTA London 1969 (top)and a Copper in GTA London 1961 (bottom).
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A Copper in GTA London 1969 (top)
and a Copper in GTA London 1961 (bottom).
Appearance(s) GTA London 1969
GTA London 1961
Vehicle type Police car
Body style 2-door saloon (L69)
4-door saloon (L61)

The Copper is a police car in Grand Theft Auto: London 1969 and Grand Theft Auto: London 1961, serving as the de facto car for the British police of the games' respectable eras.

Description

Design

Unlike more modern counterparts, the Copper is clearly designed with older sensibilities in mind, featuring police liveries of the 1960s that have long been obsolete among British police vehicles (such as the blue-white panda scheme during 1969 and the all-white color scheme in 1961), and sporting a single blue strobe on the roof.

Like their real-life counterparts, the Coppers in both London 1969 and London 1961 are apparently civilian cars converted for police use. The Copper in London 1969 is a slightly altered version of the S-Cart, while the Copper in London 1961 is based on the Jug MkII, mirroring common choices of car models by the British police at the time.

The name is a reference to an old British term for a police officer.

Performance

Being a police car, the Copper is designed to engage in vehicle pursuits rather well. While poorer overall in comparison to all Squad Car variants in GTA 1, both variants of the Coppers still remains on of the best among the car class in the London games in terms of performance.

In general, the car possess excellent top speed, acceleration, grip and the best brakes among all vehicles in the games, in addition to average handling; a Copper's base export value is also very high, at £1,500, but the car cannot be exported, as are other emergency vehicles. Minor differences may be noted between the Copper in London 1969 and the Copper in London 1961, including the London 1969 rendition being slightly lighter than the London 1961 rendition, as well as a slightly poorer acceleration for the London 1961 rendition.

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