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Category: Volvo Cars

Volvo P1800S

by Peter
Categories: Cars, Diecast models, Matchbox, Volvo Cars
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Another 2010 Matchbox model added to my collection, this one is the 1969 Volvo P1800S, to me this was really made famous by the series on TV ‘The Saint’ who had a white one.

Corgi did make a version of the white Saints car in larger scale in the late 60′s (No 238) and one in Corgi Rockets to 1:64 scale.

This one was available in either red or blue and not aware of any other colours or variations.

Model details

1969 Volvo P1800S

Year of release, 2010

Colour, Red

No, MB17

Country of origin, Thailand

The real car started history in early 1959, Volvo presented a new sports car, two years after the previous attempt with the Volvo Sport, with a body made of fibreglass-reinforced polyester.

The new car was initially known as the Volvo Sport, but it later became known as the P1800. This new sports car had Italian styling and production began in 1961.

For more on the real car Click Here