Roger Moore’s ‘The Saint’ Volvo - revived, restored and coming to Trafford (From Messenger Newspapers)
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Roger Moore’s ‘The Saint’ Volvo - revived, restored and coming to Trafford
12:00pm Wednesday 11th September 2013 in News
THE car made famous by Roger Moore in the 60’s TV series ‘The Saint’ visits Trafford this month.
It will be at the The Footman James Manchester Classic Car Show, EventCity, next to the Intu Trafford Centre, on September 21st and 22nd at .
The iconic Volvo P1800 was found rotting away in a Welsh barn more than 20 years ago after a long search by keen Volvo enthusiast Kevin Price. When he finally found and confirmed the identity of the car Kevin discovered it was almost unrecognisable as the sporty white coupe so synonymous with 60’s TV glamour.
Now, after a restoration project, the car is back to its former glory and has recently moved under its own power for the very first time.
Kevin Price, of the Volvo Enthusiasts Club, said: “We’re very excited to be showing the original car from the Saint TV series in Manchester at The Footman James Manchester Classic Car Show on September the 21st and 22nd at EventCity. This will be the first time the car has ever been seen at a show anywhere having been completely finished in every way. I might even give it a good ‘run out’ and drive it there from Bewdley rather than trailer it. I’m sure we’ll turn a few heads!”
Show organiser Andy Rouse said: “We’re very excited to be bringing a top quality classic motoring event to Manchester and the North West of England. The response from the classic motoring community in the region has been superb and the cars we’ve got lined up are simply wonderful.
“The Saint car is a project we’ve been aware of over the years and it’ll be great to see the final results of Kevin’s incredible hard work and dedication. We look forward to seeing everyone at Event City.”
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