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  • UNIQUE ASTON-POWERED P1800 TO GRACE THE VOLVO CARS HERITAGE STAND AT BIRMINGHAM CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW

    2011-09-15

    On November 11-13, the Footman James Classic Motor Show will take place at the NEC in Birmingham and Volvo Cars Heritage will be there again, after a two year absence. The stand will also house the Volvo Owners Club (UK) during the show.

    This will be the last of the Volvo P1800 50th anniversary activities and the Grand Finale of the hectic 2011 Volvo Cars Heritage event season.

    The collection of P1800 cars was impressive at the TechnoClassica show in Essen in April, but it may probably be even more impressive at the Birmingham show. The top attraction will be the P1800 from 1961 with an original 2.5 litre DOHC four-cylinder Aston Martin prototype engine which was fitted to the car at the Aston factory for test purposes. Although this project was never realized, the car has survived and is today proudly owned and run by Mr Beat Roos of Roos Engineering in Switzerland.

    The large bulge on the bonnet reveals that this Volvo P1800 has something beefier than the standard engine to power it; a 2.5 litre fourcylinder Aston Martin engine. The car will be on display at the Volvo Cars Heritage stand during the Birmingham Classic Motor Show, November 11 – 13, 2011.

    Besides this fantastic car, the now famous P958-X1 prototype will continue its triumphant tour by also appearing in the UK, together with its designer and creator, Pelle Petterson who will be present during the show. The other cars at the stand will be ST1 – the white 1800 of a certain "Saint", a very nice original one-owner Jensen-built P1800 and a serious-looking 1800S in rally guise. On top of that there will be a couple of other exciting surprises, never before seen in the UK.

    The designer of the Volvo P1800, Swede Pelle Petterson will also be present at the Birmingham Classic Motor Show. Hälge, the elk that always travel with VCH, will be there too.

    A unique and very interesting collection of Volvo coupes will meet the visitors to the Volvo Cars Heritage stand 5T42, November 11-13 2011 at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham (UK).

    For more information about the show, please visit www.volvocars.com/heritage, www.volvoclub.org.uk or www.necclassicmotorshow.com

    On November 11-13, the Footman James Classic Motor Show will take place at the NEC in Birmingham and Volvo Cars Heritage will be there again, after a two year absence. The stand will also house the Volvo Owners Club (UK) during the show.
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