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Stars in their cars – our favourite automotive celebrity pairings  The Telegraph

There are certain celebrities who are indelibly ingrained on the collective consciousness of our culture. Beckham, Winfrey, Presley, Ronaldo - all names that will ...

The Telegraph
What is it about cars that makes us love them?  Chicago Sun-Times

It was the sound. The growl of the 650 horsepower, supercharged V8 engine of the Corvette Z06 as I mashed the gas pedal, sinking into the red leather seat.

Chicago Sun-Times
Me and My Motor: Irvin Gordon — the man who drove 3m miles in one Volvo  Sunday Times Driving

Well into his eighth decade, Irvin “Irv” Gordon still owned the Volvo he had had since he was 25. He held the world record for driving the greatest distance in one ...

Sunday Times Driving
Irv Gordon, Guinness World Record Holder Who Put 3.2 Million Miles on His Volvo P1800, Has Died  RoadandTrack.com

Irv Gordon, who bought a new Volvo P1800S in 1966 and drove it to a Guinness World Record 3.2 million miles, has died. He was 77. Advertisement - Continue ...

Volvo P1800 review: driving the best looking Volvo ever  Motoring Research

We try an Italian-inspired, British-built Swedish car that proves old Volvos can be sexy. Does the Volvo P1800 drive as good as it looks?

Motoring Research
Saintly Volvo P1800 sport coupe  The ClassicCars.com Journal

The Pick of the Day is a fully restored 1963 version of one of the best and most-reliable GTs ever built - by Andy Reid - last modified November 27, 2018.

The ClassicCars.com Journal
Team of restoration masters turn derelict Volvo P1800 into vintage eye candy  Northwest Herald

Just about three years ago, a car pal told me he thought he saw an old 1950s or '60s derelict car sitting in the weeds on an empty lot just off Teckler Boulevard ...

Northwest Herald
3 million-mile Volvo owner from LI dies  Newsday

Irv Gordon, a lifelong East Patchogue resident who set world records and traveled more than 3 million miles behind the wheel of his cherry-red 1966 Volvo, has ...

Buy a Vintage Volvo P1800 for Style and Substance  Bloomberg

The car made famous by Roger Moore in The Saint is a reliable driver nearly half a century after the last one rolled off the truck.

Volvo P1800 on a swashbuckling trip across England with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston  The Telegraph

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is best known as the first person to sail non-stop around the world, single-handedly.

The Telegraph
The Retro Volvo Everyone Forgot Could Be the Best One to Buy Now  Bloomberg

Volvo's 1800ES, a weirdly stylish wagon, is a reliable vintage ride without all the hype.

Volvo P1800 Buying Guide  AutoClassics

It's stylish but it's tough. It's an old Volvo but it's sporty. The P1800 is almost the perfect classic – but you need to know where to look fo...

Irv Gordon Outlived by his Volvo  Wheels.ca

“G'morning. I'd like to have my car serviced,” said a tired and rumpled Irv Gordon to the Volvo *service* adviser. “Sir, you're not due for your first appointment until ...

TG's restomod idea of the week: Volvo P1800 with 300bhp turbo  Top Gear

Yes, let's get this out of the way early – honey-voiced, eyebrow enthusiast Roger Moore drove one of these, both as Simon Templar in The Saint and out in the ...

Top Gear
Junkyard Gem: 1971 Volvo P1800 - Autoblog  Autoblog

The sportiest Swedish car you could buy in 1971, this P1800 is used up and now resides in a Denver self-*service* wrecking yard.

Volvo P1800 retro video drive  Motoring Research

It's arguably the most beautiful Volvo ever: we get up close with a fully restored British example of the Swedish star. Video Player. 00:00. 00:00. 00:00.

Motoring Research
Polestar's First EV Looks Like Modern Take on Classic Volvo P1800  Paul Eisenstein

It started out as a motorsports contender then went on to become Volvo's in-house performance tuner. But with the debut of the Polestar 1 at this week's Geneva ...

Paul Eisenstein
One Year After Sir Roger Moore Died, Volvo Pays Tribute  The Drive

Sir Roger Moore died a year ago today, May 23, 2017. The actor was best known for his role as a certain martini-swilling, suave secret agent, James Bond aka ...

The Drive
Volvo P1800 and XC90 - proof that Volvo can design truly stunning cars  GQ.com

It's been a long time since the manufacturer built a truly desirable car. Here are two that prove it can build something special.

Volvo P1800 - Classic Car Review  Honest John

The P1800 was a radical departure for Volvo. The conservative manufacturer of solid, well-engineered saloons took a stab at the coupe market - and did it very ...

Honest John
Volvo P1800 makes a cameo in spy drama  Automotive News

Among the relatively small number of collectible Volvos, one stands out above the rest: the swoopy P1800 coupe from the 1960s. And now Volvo's classic - built ...

Automotive News
Volvo shows off Roger Moore's saintly Volvo 1800 S - Autoblog  Autoblog

Volvo brings Roger Moore's 1800 S from The Saint TV show to Techno Classica.

Why the P1800 Is Everybody's Favorite Volvo  The Cheat Sheet

Modern cars are safer, better built, more reliable, and faster than they ever have been before, and unless something major happens, next year's crop is likely to ...

The Cheat Sheet
Irv Gordon dies at 78, the man who traveled world 120 times  ETAuto.com

Irv Gordon completed 48 lakhs Kms (3 million miles) in his Volvo P1800, this is exactly equivalent to 120 laps around the world.

Sir Roger Moore's Volvo from 'The Saint' is coming to Essen  Classic Driver

Frequently featured in the television show 'The Saint' alongside its famous owner Sir Roger Moore, this 1967 Volvo P1800 S will find itself under the spotlights ...

Classic Driver
You Must Buy This Immaculate 1973 Volvo 1800ES Shooting Brake  RoadandTrack.com

As far as two-door wagons go, Volvo really knocked it out of the park with the 1800ES. It's a shooting brake version of the achingly pretty P1800 coupe, built with ...

Autos: Irv Gordon's secrets to topping 3 million miles in his Volvo  Indianapolis Star

On Sept. 17, while traversing Alaska's Seward Highway, Irv Gordon drove his 1966 Volvo P1800 beyond 3 million miles. It has been quite a journey for the ...

Indianapolis Star
Eye Candy: My stylish midlife crisis — a 1973 Volvo P1800  Wheels.ca

The legendary Irv Gordon has driven his '66 P1800 more than three million miles, earning it a spot in Guinness as the world's most durable car.

Volvo P1800 from 'The Saint' restored to its former glory  Telegraph.co.uk

After a full restoration, a Volvo P1800 used in The Saint is now back to its best.

This Gorgeous Volvo Has a 300-HP Chevy Cobalt SS Engine  RoadandTrack.com

From the factory, the P1800 was all show and virtually n go. This one's a little different.

This Corvette Is a Volvo and This Volvo Is a Corvette  RoadandTrack.com

You have a problem. You want a Volvo P1800 and a C4 Corvette, but you only have enough money to buy one or the other. It's more common than you'd think.

Gorgeous Volvo P1800 Gets A Tribute On Petrolicious: Video  Top Speed

Volvo s first successful sports car the p1800 looks a lot fancier than it actually is and the latest petrolicious video is an illustrative example of (...)

Top Speed
406 cubic inch Volvo P1800 drag racer gets into the 8s  Autoweek

When I went to Sweden in 2014, I wanted to check out the Scandinavian style of rallycross known as folkracing, but cheap road-race machinery isn't the only ...

2019 Polestar 1 First Look  Edmunds.com

The Polestar 1 is a 600-horsepower hybrid grand touring coupe, and it's the first production model under Volvo's in-house electric performance arm.

Irv Gordon: Tribute to a Diehard Volvo Guy  ChicagoNow

As part of the media launch for the first-ever Volvo convertible in 1998, the C70, I gathered with others in the warm Arizona sun with Camelback Mountain as our ...

1973 Volvo P1800 ES  San Francisco Chronicle

Lance is an adjunct instructor at City College of San Francisco and the California College of Arts. [...] sleek European sports cars always turned my head.

San Francisco Chronicle
The Best Thing to Do With Your Freshly Engine Swapped 1966 Volvo Is Drive Across the Country  Jalopnik

Kyle Long's 1966 Volvo 122S wagon would be cool enough on its own, given that he swapped in the more modern five-cylinder engine from a 1995 Volvo 850.

Certified Used Volvos To Receive Unlimited Mile Warranty  CarBuzz

Volvo is so confident of its older cars general reliability and quality that it has just announced an unlimited-mileage warranty program, though it's for certified ...

Classics for sale: When Volvo did sexy  AutoClassics

Volvo is always connected to the 's' word: safe. But one time it made a car that helped break safes, chase spies and attract beautiful women.

This guy's 1966 Volvo has over 3 million miles -- and isn't slowing down  New York Post

A Long Islander's revered red Volvo — known for having racked up more than 3 million miles — is still hitting the pavement in mint condition. Irvin Gordon...

New York Post
Irv Gordon's 1966 Volvo P1800 nears 3 million miles  AutoWeek

You've probably seen 100,000-mile and 200,000-mile badges on the grilles of some Volvo cars, perhaps on a 240 sedan or wagon. But we're betting you ...

Cruz-in Peterborough Sunday  Monadnock Ledger Transcript

The Peterborough Rotary Club is pleased to announce the second Cruz-In event of the seventh season on Sunday, June 17. The May first Cruz-In was ...

Monadnock Ledger Transcript
1968 Volvo P1800  Jalopnik

As many old cars as there are on the streets of Alameda, the imports can be hard to find. It was nice to spot this solid P1800 right in my neighborhood.

Video: Jay Leno Reviews The 1967 Volvo P1800 From The Saint  Top Speed

I ll be the first to admit that i m not old enough to even remember the 1960s tv show the saint. i do remember the movie with the same title starring (...)

Top Speed
To the moon and back six times...in a Volvo  Wheels24

After 4.8-million km, Irvin "Irv" Gordon is the current world record holder for the highest vehicle mileage in a non-commercial, original-owner car!

The Volvo with a world-record 3 million miles  New York Post

This venerable Volvo won't get off the road. Long Islander Irvin Gordon bought the P1800 in 1966 and since then has driven more than 3 million miles in...

New York Post
Iconic Volvo P1800 Celebrates 50th Birthday, Still Looks Gorgeous  MotorTrend Magazine

It's been 50 years since Volvo introduced the P1800, one of the Swedish brand's most iconic cars ever.

MotorTrend Magazine
Jay Leno drives Roger Moore's old Volvo P1800  Driving

A Volvo sports car? It really did exist and this exact car was driven by Roger Moore for the tv show, "The Saint"

1966 Volvo P1800 Hits 3 Million Miles with Original Owner  MotorTrend Magazine

After nearly 50 years of ownership, Irv Gordon's 1966 Volvo P1800 will reach three million miles today while driving on Seward Highway in Alaska.

MotorTrend Magazine
Volvo P1800 Owner Nears 3 Million Miles  MotorTrend Magazine

One of history's most iconic and beautiful cars, the Volvo P1800, turns 50 this year.

MotorTrend Magazine
How to maintain your car: 10 top maintenance tips from a three-million-mile motorist  The Telegraph

It's quick and easy to create your Telegraph account; You will also be able to comment on articles, read a Premium article per week and sign up to our ...

The Telegraph
Would You Drive The Volvo P1800 For 1 Million Miles?  Jalopnik

We know the Volvo can do it, but would you? Welcome to Morning Would, where we present you with some of the most desirable, controversial cars ever built ...

Volvo P1800 (1966) - pictures, information & specs  NetCarShow.com

Planned in Sweden, designed in Italy, unveiled at the car show in Brussels, built in Britain and a huge success in the USA. The Volvo P1800 is perhaps...

A history of Volvo estate cars  Motoring Research

For many years, Volvo estate cars have been synonymous with green wellies, Labradors and the good life. Indeed, a 145 was the choice of wheels for Jerry and ...

Motoring Research
1969 Volvo P1800  Jalopnik

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. I'm back in ...

1973 Volvo P1800ES  Jalopnik

Welcome to Found Off The Street, our look at cars found on the cape that rust liked so much it decided to summer there; Cape Cod, MA. Today we have a 1973 ...

Volvo P1800 news - Return of The Saint - 2009  Top Gear

'Tis the season for retro redesigns. Last week we showed you Arturo Alonso's stunning Merc SL, and today it's the turn of Mattias Vocks to dream up a gorgeous ...

Top Gear
Volvo P1800 nears 4.8 million km mark  Independent Online

It just keeps going, and going, and going. No, it's not a battery. It's a 1966 Volvo.

Independent Online
Screen Cars: Volvo P1800  CarBuzz - Car News and Reviews

The P1800 is without question one of the most beautiful Volvos to have ever rolled off the factory floor. Words like "sporty", "curvaceous"” or "iconic" aren't usually ...

CarBuzz - Car News and Reviews
On the Road: 1971 Volvo P1800E  Driving

CALGARY — Road racing can be a thrill a minute and might involve some spectacular incidents. After a couple of such episodes in her open-top Triumph TR6, ...

Leno drives Volvo P1800 from Roger Moore's The Saint - Autoblog  Autoblog

Jay Leno has a famous vintage Volvo in the garage this week with the 1967 P1800 S. It was previously owned by Roger Moore and appeared on The Saint.

The Volvo P1800, Part 1: Secretly Designed by a 25-Year-Old Ex-Pratt Student  Core77.com

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the P1800, Volvo's uncharacteristically sporty coupe first produced in 1961. Surprisingly, the car, which was intended to ...

2019 Volvo S60 Review: American Built, But Still Unmistakably Swedish  TFLcar.com

The 2019 Volvo S60 is Volvo's first model built in the U.S., while its V60 wagon counterpart will be assembled in Sweden and Belgium.

The Volvo Viking Fastback Was An Awesome Idea That Never Happened  Jalopnik

So far, the craziest Volvo concept that somehow made it into production was the 480 in 1986. Anything wilder than that was either cancelled or sent away to ...

Sweden's 'Speed Weekend On Ice' Is Where Sanity Goes To Die And Axles Go To Break  Jalopnik

Have you ever seen small children drift, flip and hammer dents out of a DAF 66 sedan? Have you ever seen a bunch of BMW-swapped Volvos go toe-to-toe with ...

Touring Swedish automotive history at the Volvo Museum  The Globe and Mail

Gothenburg is home to a collection of Volvos built around the world over the course of the car maker's nine-decade history.

The Globe and Mail
All Of These Cars Have Been Driven More Than 1 Million Miles  CarBuzz

It's not every day you come across, let alone read about, a car that's been driven more than one million miles. Owners that want their rides to last forever have to ...

Modern-Day P1800: Volvo Designer's New Take on Classic Coupe  MotorTrend Magazine

What would a modern-day version of Volvo's classic P1800 look like?

MotorTrend Magazine
Volvo XC60 – long-term test: the ultimate middle-class car?  The Telegraph

Volvo is clearly on a roll, producing one of the best large SUVs (XC90) and now clinching the European Car of the Year title with the small XC40.

The Telegraph
Polestar managed to get through this entire press release without mentioning the P1800  CarsGuide

It seems the people at Polestar think so. Just look at this thing. It's the rather bright-looking future of the Volvo subsidiary. Despite words like 'hybrid' and phrases ...

For CA$13,950, Could This 1973 Volvo 1800es Be Worth A Shot?  Jalopnik

Like Kim Kardashian, what really makes today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Volvo 1800es is what's out back. In this case that's the cool all-glass hatch capping the ...

Nice Price Or Crack Pipe: The $69,900 Volvo P1800S?  Jalopnik

Would you believe a 95% Crack Pipe rating yesterday? That's what the $48500 '72 Chevy pickup scored in the poll, which seems like a pretty decisive verdict.

Irv Gordon Reaches 3 Million Miles In His 1966 Volvo P1800  Motor Authority

Modern cars can do over 100000 miles without pausing for breath. If you really pile on the miles, you might have 200000 or even 300000 miles on the clock.

Motor Authority
Volvo Concept Coupe A Hybrid Reflection Of The P1800  Gas 2.0

With Volvo now under Chinese control, I wasn't sure what direction the design would take, but the new Volvo Concept Coupe is a jaw-droppingly gorgeous ...

Gas 2.0
Waynesboro car enthusiast gets stint on Leno's show  Staunton News Leader

WAYNESBORO – Bill Krzastek is an enthusiast of old television shows and cars, and years ago, he decided that he had to find out what happened to the sporty ...

Staunton News Leader
This 39-Liter V-12 Volvo Drives like a Tank  The Drive

This decrepit Volvo PV544 has been given new life with the addition of a massive 38.88-liter diesel V-12. Built by Swedish engineer Victor Jönsson, and detailed ...

The Drive
A Look at the P1900: Volvo's Classic Forgotten Sports Car  The Cheat Sheet

When people think "Volvo sports car" they usually think of the iconic P1800. But there's an important model that deserves credit too.

The Cheat Sheet
Video: Record breaking 1966 Volvo P1800 approaches 3,000,000 miles  TFLcar.com

Irv Gordon, a 73-year-old retired science teacher from Patchogue, N.Y. and owner of a red, 1966 Volvo P1800, has driven his car nearly 3000000 miles.

Column 8  The Sydney Morning Herald

Lawrie Yeomans of Oatley thinks Germany's footballers have a shot at redemption sooner than expected. Just not with a round ball. "Germany is about to play a ...

The Sydney Morning Herald
Volvo P1800 turns 50 - Autoblog  Autoblog

Volvo P1800 - Click above for high-res image gallery The Volvo P1800 was always supposed to be eye candy. Despite never being intended as the highest-v.

It’s technically not empty, but there won’t be any cars in it  Top Speed

Volvo will be in attendance at the 2018 los angeles auto show except that it won t bring in any car concept or production with it. instead the swedish (...)

Top Speed
Most reliable classic cars: top 10. Pictures  CarBuyer

The Volvo P1800 was arguably the first "sporty" car the Swedish company made, and British firm Jensen had a hand in it, too. The first-generation Mazda MX5 ...

Petrolicious, Hawaii and the Volvo P1800 - Autoblog  Autoblog

Gorgeous scenery and an equally beautiful car typify the latest video from the team at Petrolicious, as they head to Hawaii and check out a vintage Volvo.

A vintage Volvo on baby Batman's streets - Autoblog  Autoblog

The Fox TV series 'Gotham' livens up its otherwise grey, grim scenery with a cameo appearance by a sexy Swede from the Nixon era: a vintage Volvo P1800.

Irv Gordon tops 3-million mile mark in his Volvo P1800  Kelley Blue Book

Racking up stats that would be the envy of most frequent flyer program members, Irv Gordon has become the first - and likely the last - individual to accumulate 3 ...

Kelley Blue Book
The Man For Whom They Made The Three Million Mile Badge  Truth About Cars

Most marriages don't last nearly as long as Irven Gordon's Volvo P1800 has lasted. And most couples probably don't spend as much time together as Irv has ...

Truth About Cars
Bonhams hits the barn find jackpot for its Beaulieu sale  Classic Driver

On 1 September, Bonhams will present 124 collector cars at its Beaulieu sale, many of which were discovered lying dormant in barns across Europe, including a ...

Classic Driver
LeMons Thunderhill Inspections: Furry Brougham, Volvo P1800, and a '55 Chevolvo  Car and Driver

The 24 Hours of LeMons has been coming to Thunderhill Raceway in Northern California since 2007, and this time we've managed to set the record for the most ...

Car and Driver
Volvette Is A 1992 Corvette With A 1967 Volvo P1800 Body  Carscoops

In theory, if you put together the best of two worlds you should get one great product, but we're not really feeling it here with this Volvette. This creation dresses a ...

Insight into a Swedish legend of motoring  Business Day

While on a visit to Sweden recently we visited the Volvo Museum in Gothenburg, writes Lerato Matebese.

Business Day
Volvo reveals its first diesel-free car in decades  Motoring Research

The new Volvo S60 has been revealed at the firm's first U.S. manufacturing plant in Charleston, South Carolina – and it's not only the first American-built Volvo, ...

Motoring Research
Profiles in Mileage: Meet the 2.8-Million-Mile Man  Wired News

Irv Gordon has some advice for keeping your car running forever: Follow the factory *service* manual, replace worn or broken parts immediately and don't let ...

Wired News
Five things you need to know about Volvo  Stuff.co.nz

Want to know how Volvo rolls? Here are five facts about the Swedish company.

Volvo P1800, 1961-1973 car review  The Weekly Driver

The Volvo P1800 sports coupe seemed to come out of nowhere. It took everyone by surprise when it arrived in 1961 because Volvo was considered a sober ...

The Weekly Driver
Volvo P1800 ZES Study is a Retrolicious Sports Estate  Carscoops

Volvo's well-received attempt to sprinkle some P1800 magic on the new Coupe Concept that's on display at the ongoing 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, seems to ...

1971 Volvo 1800E, 1969 AMC AMX and 1971 Datsun 240Z  MotorTrend Magazine

One clings to a bygone era in defining the sports car as a small, lightweight open two-seater with minimum creature comfort balancing a maximum of driver ...

MotorTrend Magazine
Volvo nears 3 million miles. Is it greener than a hybrid?  Christian Science Monitor

A 1966 Volvo owned by a retired teacher will pass the 3 million mile mark this fall. Getting the most out of your vehicle is to be applauded, but sometimes a ...

Christian Science Monitor
World Cup 2018 match up: Sweden vs England  Motoring Research

The World Cup clash between England and Sweden will have millions on the edges of their seats. But what we really want to know is, which country makes the ...

Motoring Research
The Fabulous Cars of The Quail's Parking Lot | News  Car and Driver

We scoured the grounds to find the most exciting cars in the parking lot at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering. Read more and see photos at Car and Driver.

Car and Driver
Here Are More Details And Live Pictures Of The Polestar 1 But There Are Still Lots Of Questions  Jalopnik

I'm here in Shanghai, marveling at all the bewildering makes of cars (what's the one with the starfish badge? The horse head? The one that looks like the ...


Volvo P1800 Videos

1967 Volvo P1800 from The Saint - Jay Leno's Garage
1967 Volvo P1800 from The Saint - Jay Leno's Garage
This Volvo P1800 Is A Watchmaker's Design Cue
This Volvo P1800 Is A Watchmaker's Design Cue
300HP Ecotec-Swapped 1963 Volvo P1800 - One Take
300HP Ecotec-Swapped 1963 Volvo P1800 - One Take
Irv Gordon's 4 million mile plus Volvo P1800S
Irv Gordon's 4 million mile plus Volvo P1800S
A car fit for The Saint - Volvo P1800
A car fit for The Saint - Volvo P1800
1970 Volvo P1800E Restoration
1970 Volvo P1800E Restoration
Volvo P1800: Classic Spy Car - XCAR
Volvo P1800: Classic Spy Car - XCAR
1968 Volvo P1800 body modifications
1968 Volvo P1800 body modifications
My Volvo P1800
My Volvo P1800
Volvo P1800 1963 RHD for sale
Volvo P1800 1963 RHD for sale

Volvo P1800 Images

Volvo S90 Coupe Still Considered For Production, Might Be ...
Volvo S90 Coupe Still Considered For Production, Might Be ...
Volvo P1800 ES – Wikipedia
Volvo P1800 ES – Wikipedia
Volvo P1800 in the TV series the Saint
Volvo P1800 in the TV series the Saint
Volvo 480 Turbo convertible by Editions Atlas - minivolvo.lu
Volvo 480 Turbo convertible by Editions Atlas - minivolvo.lu
1973 Volvo 1800ES | The story of Robyn's old Volvo… "The ...
1973 Volvo 1800ES | The story of Robyn's old Volvo… "The ...
Volvo related emblems | Cartype
Volvo related emblems | Cartype
Nähfrei Tipps von Prym - YouTube
Nähfrei Tipps von Prym - YouTube
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Sports car/Coupe Vehicles With Pictures (Page 267)
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Tom Trana – Wikipedia

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Volvo P1800 Wiki

The Volvo P1800 is a 2+2, front-engine, rear-drive sports car manufactured and marketed by Volvo Cars between 1961-1973. Originally a coupe (1961–1971), it was altered into a shooting-brake for the duration of its production (1972-1973). Styling was by Pelle Petterson under the tutelage of Pietro Frua when Frua's studio was a subsidiary of the prestigious Italian carrozzeria Ghia, and mechanicals derived from Volvo's dependable Amazon/122 series.Marketed as a stylish touring car rather than a sports car, the P1800 became widely known when driven by future James Bond actor Roger Moore in the hit television series The Saint which aired from 1962-1969.In 1998, an 1800S was certified as the highest mileage private vehicle driven by the original owner in non-commercial service — having exceeded three million miles (over 4.8 million km) as of 2013.