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Old 09-13-2012, 05:35 PM   #141
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Oh man those things were tiny, but thank God they had a lot of leg room. If not for that, I wouldn't be here, no doubt in my mind. They also put the batteries behind the seats, the acid dripped all over us while we were upside down in the car trying to figure out how to get out of it. It was a crazy night to say the least.
My brother in law had one, he said that it had a lot of head room with the top down.......
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:53 PM   #142
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Everyone can keep their itty bitty little MGs, your Vauxhalls, three wheeled oddities and so forth. The greatest British car ever built has to be the E-Type Jag.
The P1800 I have just shown retailed at the same price as an E type in 1967
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The P1800 I have just shown retailed at the same price as an E type in 1967
I'm not sure what to say. I do know that all other things being equal, I'd have to get the Jag. Those P1800s are kind of cool & unique, but they ain't no E-type.

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A white Volvo P1800 (with licence plate ST1) driven by Simon Templar, played by Roger Moore, was featured in the TV series The Saint beginning in 1962 and played a prominent role throughout the entire run of the show.
Two new cars were introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 1961, a Jaguar E-type and the Volvo P1800. Jaguar was first offered the opportunity to provide an E-Type for the series but declined, feeling they had too much demand already and did not see the need for additional press. When asked for a P1800, Volvo jumped at the chance which led to an increase of sales of the P1800 and the creation of a 1960s' icon. Later, in the 1970s when The Return of the Saint was created, Jaguar made up for their mistake and offered the new XJ-S for the series.
Volvo lent two cars initially for the series - one for static studio shots and the other for moving shots. When the P1800S came along, one of the earlier cars was cut up to allow better interior shots.
Roger Moore was so smitten with the Volvo that he bought one for his own personal use.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volvo_P1800
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I'm not sure what to say. I do know that all other things being equal, I'd have to get the Jag. Those P1800s are kind of cool & unique, but they ain't no E-type.
While they may not be an E-Type, at least they would run. My '67 XK-E was always having electrical gremlins attacking it. Also, syncing the multiple side-draft carbs was a bear and tuning the wire spoke wheels was expensive.
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While they may not be an E-Type, at least they would run. My '67 XK-E was always having electrical gremlins attacking it. Also, syncing the multiple side-draft carbs was a bear and tuning the wire spoke wheels was expensive.
Th exact same model of car as mine holds the record for the most miles traveled in one vehicle 2.8 million miles No jag ever got close
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Th exact same model of car as mine holds the record for the most miles traveled in one vehicle 2.8 million miles No jag ever got close
It went to the moon an back......Oh wait, the VW is going to Mars an back.....
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It went to the moon an back......Oh wait, the VW is going to Mars an back.....
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Had my share of high mileage high maintenance women
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You ARE talking about Hillary clinton......
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