Welcome back to the second Vehicle Patrol report! Woo-hoo! On with the show…
Which vehicles shared the same plate in different episodes? No surprise, there’s a few… so I’ll only mention those that appear in three or more episodes (including episodes 1-8 covered in the previous report).
My apologies in advance for some of the unclear images—some of the plates are difficult to capture in one frame…
Virginia MR8-589 – Sudden Death, Lost And Found, and The Mole
The brown Ford LTD Crown Victoria sedan that the baddies use to stalk/transport Bela in SD shares the same license plate—Virginia MR8-589—with Liberty Larry’s blue 1960 Cadillac Series 62 convertible in LAF and the random blue coupe that Amanda overtakes in TM before leading the sheriffs to Lee.
Washington DC 7F9-615 – Sudden Death, I Am Not Now, Nor Have I Ever Been… A Spy, and Dead Ringer
A random Chevrolet Chevette hatchback parked on the street where the baddies kidnap Bela (SD), baddie Polo’s Cadillac Fleetwood Limousine (IANNNHIEBAS) and Billy’s Agency Ford LTD sedan (DR) all share Washington DC plate 7F9-615.
Virginia EN6-3K8 – Saved By The Bells, Sudden Death, and Lost And Found (x2)
Virginia plate EN6-3K8 was certainly busy… it was in a previous episode—on the ice-cream truck in SBTB (episode 8)—and in these episodes on a GMC truck parked in the District of Columbia Stadium (SD) and twice at Liberty Larry’s lot in LAF (per previous installation of Vehicle Report; Magical moving license plates—same episode).
Virginia TL7-609 – Always Look A Gift Horse In The Mouth, Sudden Death, Lost And Found, and The Mole
SMK hit the quadrella with Virginia plate TL7-609 appearing in four episodes. It appeared in a previous episode on baddie Bo Johnson’s Jeep in ALAGHITM (episode 6), on a random white car parked on the street (while Amanda was tailing the baddies) in SD, on another of Liberty Larry’s old convertibles (LAF) and on the red Chevrolet Corvette C4 that the sheriffs stopped to help (TM).
Washington DC 8B3-259 – Always Look A Gift Horse In The Mouth, I Am Not Now, Nor Have I Ever Been… A Spy, and The Mole
Back to a quinella with Washington DC plate 8B3-259; it’s on one of the embassy Cadillac limousines in ALAGHITM (episode 6), the baddies’ brown Ford LTD II coupe that Lee rode on the bonnet of, and on the random brown Chevrolet Chevette hatchback that Amanda overtook in TM.
Washington DC 7E4-965 – The First Time, The ACM Kid, and Dead Ringer
It appears that the Agency managed to wrestle Washington DC plate 7E4-965 away from the baddies… It was seen in TFT on the baddies’ black sedan that chases Lee and Amanda around the parking garage and on the baddies’ red Ford LTD sedan in TACMK, but then appeared on one of the Agency Cadillac limousines used in the switcheroo when Francine—posing as Magda—“escaped” from the arboretum.
Washington DC 8Z3-526 – The First Time (x2), Dead Ringer, and The Mole
Remember Washington DC plate 8Z3-526 that appeared twice in The First Time—on a black Oldsmobile (?) in the parking garage and on an orange VW convertible at Moby’s Dock? It appears again, on another of the Agency Cadillac limousines involved in the Francine/Magda shell game, and on baddie Agent (Mole) Benson’s Agency issue Dodge sedan…
Lost And Found
I have to include this one, just because… In LAF, Amanda and Angelo hide in a car that is, quite literally, being wrecked (crushed).
Lee manages to save the day, stopping the crusher before Amanda and Angelo are squished… but shouldn’t Angelo the ESP expert have had a clue that the car would be picked up for crushing so that they could have avoided it in the first place…???… Just sayin’… )
I Am Not Now, Nor Have I Ever Been… A Spy
In IANNNHIEBAS, while trying to escape from the baddies, Amanda crashes the baddies’ sedan and manages to knock herself out (and give herself amnesia)—but only after assuming the brace position for the crash, LOL:
In DR, Amanda is attempting to drive Magda to the airport but Magda is spotted by the baddies, who give chase to the station wagon. Amanda decides to try evasive manoeuvres, going off-roading through a park (which I still think is out of character for Amanda—she’d be concerned about pedestrian welfare—but I digress…) and taking out a couple of rubbish bins before landing the station wagon in a “swamp” (Amanda: “How did you find us?” Lee: “Well, I saw somebody try to drive a station wagon through a swamp.” ):
Amanda helps to save Lee from baddie Agent Benson by taking out Benson’s car door with her station wagon, sustaining damage to said wagon. Amanda (to Lee): “And the Agency will pay for the damage, right? Because, I mean, it’s entirely, practically, the whole side of my station wagon is really messed up.” Funny thing is, the wagon appeared undamaged after the run-in… D’oh!
Some of the Agency vehicles we see (exclusive of Lee and Amanda’s cars)…
Remembrance Of Things Past
Lost And Found
The Agency played a shell game with Cadillac limousines when Francine—posing as Magda—was whisked away from the arboretum in one car while three decoys tagged along to confuse the baddies…
Then, heroic Lee saved Magda, Francine, and finally Amanda, by swooping in on the skids of the Agency helicopter—a Hughes 500-D (mind your swoons, ladies—gratuitous Lee shot follows)…
Billy’s Agency car—a black Ford LTD fourth generation (1983-1986) sedan…
The Mole (aka Agent Benson)’s Agency car—a blue Dodge sedan, possibly an Aspen…
Blue Leader’s car—a black Lincoln Town Car limousine (image lightened for clarity), complete with chauffeur…
This is Vehicle Patrol signing off until next time…