More respectable than 'sporting',
the high-waisted P1800 has today become a very collectable
car. A top speed on 160 km/h can be achieved, thanks
primarily to the overdrive gearbox rather than the
4 cylinder motor.
The status of the car was undoubtedely enhanced by
its appearance in the weekly television series "The Saint",
then driven by the shows star Roger Moore (who also
owned one in real life).
The 1800S was an entirely Volvo affair (previous vehicles
being built by Jensen), and featured a more powerful
motor and in 1969 fuel injection. Spot these cars by
the lack of the "cow horn" bumers at the front.
Last of the series was the 1800ES (upgraded in response
to the Reliant Scimitar GTE) and featured an extended
roof line and rear hatch back. Production stopped in the