Johan Dillen
Johan Dillen
10/27/21 8:59 a.m.

The first clue is in the soundtrack. This doesn’t sound like a Volvo P1800. First, there’s the deep whoosh of the turbo, like a vacuum cleaner gone rogue. Next, you hear the engine, ferociously screaming as the wheels fail to contain 420 horsepower.

This bright blue dot is a racer&rsqu…

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Gary
Gary UltraDork
10/27/21 8:43 p.m.

I owned a '68 1800S for a few years back in the seventies. I really liked the looks. However, it handled and steered like a fifties-era pickup truck and needed about a hundred more HP. But back then, who was concerned about those deficiencies? Not Simon Templar anyway. This Cyan version, although it's an interesting concept, isn't for me, even if I could justify that really ridiculously stupid price. Instead, if I was so inclined, I'd buy a great original example for around $30K, put another $20K or so into sensible upgrades to engine and suspension, and have a really nice vintage GT vehicle for a tenth of the price ... with properly proportioned tail fins (i.e., original). smiley

 

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