Engine: 1996cc OHC in-line 4-cylinder
Fuel Injected/130 bhp
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Power Assisted Front Disc and Rear Drum Brakes
Odometer: 21,334 miles showing
Fun For the Whole Family
Well Preserved Original Vehicle
Popular Sporty Wagon Design
The Model –A few years back there was an advertising campaign that tried to malign the Volvo brand by effectively claiming this heralded Swedish car maker never produced a sports car. They evidently did not remember the car of choice by TV’s The Saint, portrayed by Roger Moore. Actually, the producers of the TV show had set out to use a sleek new Jaguar E-type, but Coventry said they didn’t need the publicity. Volvo offered Simon Templar the use of a new P1800 coupe. History was made, a British produced car, (Swedish mechanics, English body courtesy of Jensen), a popular show that produced 100’s, if not 1,000’s of sales. Making a good thing better, in 1972, the Sport Wagon was introduced, and though they were the last of the breed, they are highly sought after today.
The Car – This example, believed to be a latter 1973 production unit, is finished in its original Sea Green color, appears to have been fairly well maintained with a solid body and the original saddle leather seats are quite serviceable. The only major modification to the dashboard is the addition of an after-market sound system. Still riding on its original stamped steel rally-type wheels, this P1800ES is a car that needs to be driven to be enjoyed. During the production of The Saint, Roger Moore actually used the on camera car as his daily driver. These cars are starting to be recognized as a verified sporty collectible and values have been increasing at a rapid pace. This preserved example is a solid starting point for the latest trend in performance in style with a Scandinavian twist.