Volvo commemorates the 50th anniversary of the P1800 cutting
Simon Templar in the television series "The Saint" made famous through the world cup Volvo P1800. An interpretation of the actor Roger Moore and a series that took the poster between the years 1962 and 1969.
This pretty compact sport is cutting the eye When carrying out the designer Pelle Petterson in collaboration with Pietro Frua bodybuilder.
It was produced from 1961 to 1973 in three different assembly lines:
- West Bromwich, England in 1961 and 1962 (Jensen Factory)
- Torslanda, Sweden 1963 to 1973
- Gothenburg, Sweden from 1973 to 1976 (Model P1800ES)
In total, 47,484 cars were produced:
- Volvo P1800 Coupe: 39,407 copies
- Volvo family P1800ES sport: 8,077 copies
At the time, it was regarded as the Scandinavian Mustang. This sport coupe was powered by a four-cylinder 1.8-liter 100 horsepower available. In 1971, a sports wagon type "Shooting brake" called P1800ES joins the cup then became his replacement.
Tribute to the P1800
Today, Volvo commemorates the 50th anniversary of this legendary car.
To do this, the chief designer of the Swedish manufacturer, Christopher Benjamin, we present two sketches of a Volvo P1800 MODERNISED which correspond to the new stylistic standards emerged for the first time on the Universe brand concept, unveiled at the Auto Shanghai.
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