"No matter how many hours you spend obsessing about the strange, the rare and the beautiful, the automotive world always manages to shore up surprises. BMW's Pietro Frua designed coupés are a perfect example of a lovely rarity we "
The Volvo P1800, in Yellow, in California, just looks right. We stumbled across this gorgeous little British-built Swede in a spot, ironically, called Lands End, just at the Northern end of San Francisco imaginatively titled Ocean Beach.
This Volvo was a tricky little product to get off the ground, with wranglings of design ownership between Karmann, Frua, Ghia and all sorts of folk, it was finally launched at the end of the fifties as a replacement for the abysmal failure that was the plastic bodied 1900.
We don’t know the rules here: but we reckon those classic blue and yellow California plates should be compulsory for all cars that roll through this Golden state…
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