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Ulf posted these pics earlier today on scale18.com. Looks like a very nice model, I'll have one of those. :mrgreen:
 

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Didn't "The Saint" drive one of these. :?
Was his name Simon something? Tempelton? :?
He did and he didn't! It was a white Volvo P1800 he drove, but it was the earlier coupe version without the glass hatchback added to the car in the 1970s (when it became the P1800ES). The reason the P1800 became the Saints car was because Jaguar declined to supply a free car to the show producers (they wanted him to drive an E-Type). Volvo got wind of this and decided if Jag didn't want free product placement then they did and they offered the producers the Volvo coupe!

The Saint (played by Roger Moore no less!) was named Simon Templar.
 

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Didn't "The Saint" drive one of these. :?
Was his name Simon something? Tempelton? :?
He did and he didn't! It was a white Volvo P1800 he drove, but it was the earlier coupe version without the glass hatchback added to the car in the 1970s (when it became the P1800ES). The reason the P1800 became the Saints car was because Jaguar declined to supply a free car to the show producers (they wanted him to drive an E-Type). Volvo got wind of this and decided if Jag didn't want free product placement then they did and they offered the producers the Volvo coupe!

The Saint (played by Roger Moore no less!) was named Simon Templar.
Thanks for the info Ronan :mrgreen: :jk:
At least I was kinda, sorta close :oops:
 

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Didn't "The Saint" drive one of these. :?
Was his name Simon something? Tempelton? :?
He did and he didn't! It was a white Volvo P1800 he drove, but it was the earlier coupe version without the glass hatchback added to the car in the 1970s (when it became the P1800ES). The reason the P1800 became the Saints car was because Jaguar declined to supply a free car to the show producers (they wanted him to drive an E-Type). Volvo got wind of this and decided if Jag didn't want free product placement then they did and they offered the producers the Volvo coupe!

The Saint (played by Roger Moore no less!) was named Simon Templar.
Thanks for the info Ronan :mrgreen: :jk:
At least I was kinda, sorta close :oops:
You were pretty close indeed! I tend to store facts away about "famous" or celebrity cars though as I love a bit of history or a good story to go with a car or model! :mrgreen:
 

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I like this one and will probably get it but I would prefer a Volvo 120
A few more classic Volvos would be nice, I'd be keen on a 120 too.

My Mum had a 145 in the mid-70's when we lived in Boston, and she loved it. We would have brought the car home to Ireland in '78 when we moved to Dublin, but Dad sold it as the previous summer down on the Cape one of his friends kids put sand in the gas tank and it had to have an engine rebuild as a result...It was never the same afterwards, so he sold it. Mum got a 2nd hand Golf as a replacement back in Dublin, which she said wasn't a patch on the Volvo!
 
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He did and he didn't! It was a white Volvo P1800 he drove, but it was the earlier coupe version without the glass hatchback added to the car in the 1970s (when it became the P1800ES). The reason the P1800 became the Saints car was because Jaguar declined to supply a free car to the show producers (they wanted him to drive an E-Type). Volvo got wind of this and decided if Jag didn't want free product placement then they did and they offered the producers the Volvo coupe!

The Saint (played by Roger Moore no less!) was named Simon Templar.
My how times have changed - Ford would probably give over a dozen Jags and a suitcase full of cash now.

Kudos to PMA for giving us these "oddballs". I will definately be adding this to my collection - turd brown would be nice. :angel:
 

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He did and he didn't! It was a white Volvo P1800 he drove, but it was the earlier coupe version without the glass hatchback added to the car in the 1970s (when it became the P1800ES). The reason the P1800 became the Saints car was because Jaguar declined to supply a free car to the show producers (they wanted him to drive an E-Type). Volvo got wind of this and decided if Jag didn't want free product placement then they did and they offered the producers the Volvo coupe!

The Saint (played by Roger Moore no less!) was named Simon Templar.
My how times have changed - Ford would probably give over a dozen Jags and a suitcase full of cash now.

Kudos to PMA for giving us these "oddballs". I will definately be adding this to my collection - turd brown would be nice. :angel:
So true!!! Just look at the Ford products in the last Bond movie (Jags, Fords, A-M's (of course!), Volvos and so on!). Product placement is big business now!
 
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