This is the garage all us Volvophiles wish we had. Master model builder Dirk Patschowski constructed this incredible scene for Revell to display at the Techno Classica show in Essen. I built models as a kid, and quickly progressed to adding more authentic detailing than the instructions suggested, but never anything quite so perfectly realized as this diorama.
If a car's been sitting at a dealership for 34 years, you'd expect it to develop a certain amount of vehicular arthritis, in the form of brittle rubber, aged braking components and rodent havens. In the case of this Volvo 1800ES, originally owned by Gordon Turner, proprietor of Turner Volvo, it's recieved regular attention during the 10,000 miles it's accrued during its time as a demo car.
Volvo 1800s are widely acknowledged as nice tourers, but not really sports cars in the peformance sense. Oh, they went okay, especially the later E models with fuel injection, it's just that they looked so much faster than they really were. They were built like brick outhouses, though. Tough little cars with a pretty shape. Flickr member autox1800 has forged his own path looking for a zippier 1800E.
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