At 2

Wednesday 27th June 1973

At 2.00 pm the last Volvo P1800 rolled off the production line at the Lundby car plant in Sweden. The 1986 cc, 135 hp, 4 cylinder ES model with a top speed of 115 mph (185 km/h) and capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 10.8 seconds, was made famous by Simon Templar (Roger Moore) in the TV series The Saint. The first 6,000 cars, produced in 1961 were assembled at Jensen Motors of West Bromwich, West Midlands and shipped to Sweden.

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