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When Roger Moore played Simon Templar in The Saint, he drove around in one of these. Now you can drive one too. The Volvo P1800e sports car that is, with this being a pretty special example.
If you are a fan of the cult 1960s show The Saint, you'll recognise the car immediately, as Simon Templar, played by Roger Moore drove a similar (but slightly earlier) one. Now you can get your hands on a 1970 Volvo P1800 E sports car, crime fighter or not.
Apparently Moore loved the car so much, he bought one for his own personal use. You can see why. This one is the 'E' model (a fuel-injected version and the first with four-wheel disc brakes), which has apparently done 57,039 on that 1,986cc engine amongst six previous owners.
The current owner said 'no expense spared' when it has come to upkeep – see the listing for all the additions and upgrades, right down to a CD player and high-end sound system. See also the listing for many more images of what looks like an impressive example of an all-time and fairly practical classic. Bidding right now is at £1,800.
Find out more at the eBay website
Fans of 1960s cult TV might recognise the caar above – Roger Moore's incarnation of The Saint drove round in a Volvo P1800 – and you can too for just over £4,000.
The model up for auction on eBay is a slightly later model, a 1971 P1800 E, but it looks every bit the part and most importantly, it's been well looked after. According to the sales blurb, the car has been 'regularly serviced and has had a lot of money spent on it' – although there are a list of improvements you should be aware of before you bid on the site.
In terms of specifics, the two-door P1800 E has a 2-litre, ful-injected engine, a manual 4 speed gear box withorking electronic overdrive (5th gear), full stainless steel exhaust, solid paint work and a fully-operational dash. Tax-exempt of course. The bidding is currently at £4,100, which is a very tempting price. See the site for many more images.