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Late last month, we told you about a 1961 Volvo P1800 that had been stolen in Sweden. The thought of losing a classic coupe to an unscrupulous thief is troubling enough, but this wasn't just any P1800 – it was the very first production example minted, and the restored red-over-white two-door was owned by the vice president of the Swedish P1800 Club to boot. Chassis Number Two was pilfered from a Stockholm lockup on either August 21 or 22, and the theft triggered an international hunt of sorts.

Fortunately, that hunt has come to a (mostly) happy ending. According to Larmtjänst AB, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting vehicle crime in Sweden, the car was spotted by someone who had read about the missing classic. The P1800 was recovered in Hägerstensvägen, a municipality of Stockholm, after being found abandoned on the road covered with a tarp. The owner is reportedly very relieved that his Volvo is mostly intact, marred only by a broken ignition and a dirty interior.


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      Justin Shaw
      • 1 Year Ago
      Easily their best looking car ever produced.
      Alphonso Carioti
      • 1 Year Ago
      Very lucky.
      jf.bouchard
      • 1 Year Ago
      Finally, I can sleep tonight.
      brennemanbelkin
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sure they're safe but they're unreliable as hell. The thief was a nit-wit.
        ThatsHowIRoll
        • 1 Year Ago
        @brennemanbelkin
        Huh? I have had two classic Volvos and both were very reliable. Volvo's slogan in the 1960's was "The Eleven-Year Car" because they lasted an average of 11 years in service, which was impressive back then. A P1800S holds the record for highest miles - it's expected to roll over three million this month.
        jimndeb47
        • 1 Year Ago
        @brennemanbelkin
        After having owned and driven four classic Volvos ('57 444, '62 122, '66 122 wagon, and '66 P1800), I respectfully suggest that the pot is calling the kettle "black". Each of my Volvos were as dependable as any car I've ever owned. The 122 sedan was fifteen years old and 100% original when it turned 200,000 miles. Wish I still had every one of them.
      artandcolour2010
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yes!
      howlter
      • 1 Year Ago
      Did you slap the bad guys , hope thay did not smoke in car .
      Deneway
      • 1 Year Ago
      Like that journalist who lost his big or the corvette owner who had his car stolen when he was feet away.
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