HaPpy Birthday To You


One of our busiest tipsters informs us that on this day in 1960 the Volvo P1800 debuted.

Thanks to Volvo for such an iconic car and to our fellow Hoon, MV, for sharing this with us.

Now back to Mecum.

Image courtesy of curbsideclassic.com. thankyou, thankyouverymuch.

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15 responses to “HaPpy Birthday To You”

  1. mseoul Avatar

    Now, there is a candidate for best seats in a car. I hope someone posts a pic of some of those great 1800 seats, from a early car. The dash and instrument look more or less sucked on those early cars but the seats made up for it.

    1. mdharrell Avatar

      The seats are quite good (at least the front ones) as long as the webbing is in fair shape, but I have to disagree with your assessment of the early dash and instruments. I like them.
      <img src="http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2384/5786946200_08cee130ea.jpg&quot; width="450">

      1. mseoul Avatar

        Looks better today, I agree. I was young and purist then anything with a chrome bezel was not for me. I wanted crinkle black and Jaegers only.

  2. Dean Bigglesworth Avatar
    Dean Bigglesworth

    Happy birthday. Here's some Arrogant Worms
    [youtube ACUjMNDSrgY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACUjMNDSrgY youtube]

  3. mr. mzs zsm msz esq Avatar
    mr. mzs zsm msz esq

    Happy birthday to Volvo's E-type, the souped down Ferrari!

  4. Tiller188 Avatar

    I never knew I had the same birthday as the P1800! Although, when 53 years I reach, look as good, I will not.

      1. longrooffan Avatar

        Man…I wish I had found this pic for the header!!! Well done my Amazon driving friend…

        1. mr. mzs zsm msz esq Avatar
          mr. mzs zsm msz esq

          Really Charles doesn't come around often enough, it was worth a shot.
          I found out the image was from Canada Track & Traffic March 1963 and was taken in Pioneer Village in Toronto Canada. Also this is pretty neat-o!
          [youtube wKZMPpQcFMM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKZMPpQcFMM youtube]
          Dang blasted salt, haven't driven the Amazon in a long time now… I was invited to drive her in the next St. Pats parade two towns over though! I think it's cause Astrid is green, can't wait now!

      2. Tiller188 Avatar

        Dziękuje bardzo, mr. mzs!

  5. Irishzombieman Avatar

    Keep on keepin' on, hermano.
    <img src="http://clm4666.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/energizer-bunny-page1.jpg&quot; width=400>

  6. Stephdumas Avatar

    I guess Simon Templar alias The Saint might join the party to celebrate the Volvo P1800 anniversairy. 😉 [youtube pQKp7H3tFLQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQKp7H3tFLQ youtube]

    1. longrooffan Avatar

      and a Zephyr FTW

  7. Scandinavian Flick Avatar
    Scandinavian Flick

    Man, 53 years and I still don't own one…

  8. rpdred6 Avatar

    hands-down, one of the best-looking sexiest classic cars ever made. Here's my friend Sam's P1800 we've done some work on.
    <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8449/7934130064_8bd5da4e95.jpg&quot; width="500" height="333" alt="IMG_9187">