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Want further proof that car thieves are the scum of the Earth? Some crooks in Sweden made off with a prized Volvo - the very first production P1800. The P1800, a two-door coupe, is a classic that's been growing in popularity over the years, thanks in no small part to its gorgeous sheetmetal.

This particular example, wearing chassis number two, wears red paint with a white interior. It was swiped from a locked storage facility in Stockholm, according to Hemmings, between August 21 and 22. The P1800 was owned by Mats Eriksson, vice president of the Swedish P1800 Club, who had given it a thorough restoration. Features to look out for on this particular car include the unique wheel covers shown in the gallery, and two different registration plates - C28000 and ACZ 780.

Larmtjänst AB, a non-profit that fights vehicle crimes in Sweden, is accepting any and all information pertaining from the theft. If you, or anyone you know, was in Stockholm on the night of the days of the theft or has seen a red P1800 in the Scandinavian region, head over to the Larmtjänst AB website to submit a tip.


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      Justin Shaw
      • 1 Year Ago
      Such a beautiful car
      Jaclock LaGlock
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hope the thief breaks his dick.
      AntBee
      • 1 Year Ago
      I just saw one of these, this exact colour, driving around in my town. I was behind it, and the driver was going very slowly. Anyway, I think, unfortunately, that this one that was stolen in Stockholm, is in a shipping container and on its way to the Middle East or somewhere in Asia by now.
      artspeedperformance
      • 1 Year Ago
      We'll get Simon Templar on the case!
      Porsche4life
      • 1 Year Ago
      Can someone explain to me what the point is in stealing a rare car I can understand like a civic and all they sell parts but this what the hell are you gonna do with it?!
        HAT1701D
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Porsche4life
        Drive it, so to speak. This one is only rare because it is an early production model. They do exist out there. You can find them in the United States and their used to be one in my relatively small town in the Mid West ( in Indiana ). It was a daily driver from the 80's up to the mid 90's. Don't know what happened to it but it was a silver one. They are found on E-Bay every now and then in various conditions.
      jmi2
      • 1 Year Ago
      i sort of understand why someone would steal something as iconic as this P1800 or a masterpiece art work is they wanted it for themselves & understood they could never let anyone else see it. humans have this thing about collecting & storing things. a true collector wants others to be able to enjoy the beauty, engineering, etc. what i've never quite understood is the person who actually buys a stolen article like this. they too would never be able to share it with anyone or put it out on the street to enjoy its ride, etc. do they really get their jollies because they have it? can they boast about it?
        dreadcthulhu01
        • 1 Year Ago
        @jmi2
        Some wealthy oil sheik type could keep this car in his personal collection, and show it off to all his buddies, without having to worry about any sort of legal repercussions. That is probably what will happen to this car.
      Stinkyboy
      • 1 Year Ago
      sad, sad, sad.
      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago
      The interior of these cars is equally stunning. Looks very Astonish in terms of interior style. This was an inside job-someone knew the car was there and planned to steal it .
      GeeDavy
      • 1 Year Ago
      The really sad thing is that such a car was just sitting in a locked storage facility rather than being shown in a museum or some other place where people could ogle it. Hopefully, it will be found and then treated like the proper historic automotive artifact that it is.
      Mike Holt
      • 1 Year Ago
      Kim Jong Un's new ride.
      marc2001aurora
      • 1 Year Ago
      SOMEBODY STOLE A CAR THAT CAN BE SO EASILY RECOGNIZED & IDENTIFIED!!!??? THAT REPRESENTS NEW HEIGHTS (OR DEPTHS) OF SHEER OUT-AND-OUT STUPIDITY!!!!!!
      David
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's already on EBAY.
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