Volvo Participation In The Ennstal-Classic

Published 12:00 AM, July 14 2014

A white Volvo P1800 has been seen at high speed in the Austrian mountains. Behind the wheel was Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President Design, with Maximilian Missoni, Vice President Exterior Design, as co-driver. They participated in one of the most prestigious historic car rallys in Europe, the Ennstal-Classic. For a number of days each July, the little village of Gröbming is transformed into a classic car Mecka and a tribute to passion for cars and car culture. 

Close to 200 cars, from the twenties to the early seventies, drove almost 1000 km under very challenging conditions. The indisputable star of the race was a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, considered the most expensive car in the world. Recently another 250 GTO car sold for 52 million USD at an auction. 

A number of laps at the Formula 1 circuit Red Bull ring was also included. 

The 1968 P1800S driven by Thomas Ingenlath had been meticulously restored by car enthusiasts within different departments in Volvo Cars. It is a part of Volvo Cars Heritage's fleet of drivable classic Volvos. 

Maximilian Missoni and Thomas Ingenlath getting ready for the Ennstal-Caissic in Austria.


 Volvo P1800S 1968 – a true beauty.


Hard cornering out on the track!


 An enthusiastic crowd greeted the Volvo team at the finish in the village of Gröbming.