Members of the German and Swiss Volvo Owner club’s P1800 registers visited Sweden recently as part of their clubs' 30 year anniversary.
Forty seven of the celebrated coupes made the ferry crossing to Goteborg. There were 35 ES, 11 P/S/E and an Amazon GT in the convoy.
Volvo Cars was the main attraction of several days touring in western Sweden with visits to the Volvo Museum, Brand Experience Centre and the Torslanda plant.
"Very nice to be back at the Volvo roots. This is of course the highlight of our anniversary," says Fritz Schöbel, president of the German Volvo P1800 register.
The two-seater sports coupe P1800 was presented at the auto show in Brussels 1960. Production started one year later and almost 46,000 units of the model were produced in various versions until production finished in 1973.
The P1800 became very popular when Roger Moore drove it in the TV series “The saint”. The car was designed by Pelle Petterson, who became an honorary member of the Swedish P1800 Club in 2004.
The P1800 is today regarded as a cult car, a special and unusual Volvo. It is appreciated by thousands of enthusiasts in Volvo Owner Clubs all over the world.
"The visit has been very enjoyable and interesting. We want the Volvo Museum to act as a home for all Volvo clubs, they help to preserve our industrial heritage and act as Volvo ambassadors," says Sten-Åke Lyngstam, manager of the Volvo Museum.