Tuesday, 20 May 2014

HUNGERFORD ARCADE VOLVO P1800ES

Here at Hungerford Arcade, we have very interesting visitors from all over the world.  Gerard and Geertje Coolen arrived from the Netherlands in a stunning, very rare, Volvo P1800ES.  For those of us who remember 'The Saint' also remember his white Volvo P100 which was also a star in the show, you will be in awe of this beautiful estate/coupe.  Gerard has restored this car from scratch as you will see from the photographs.  He also has a beautiful Volvo 260GLT (1979). You will see from the photographs below that he has completely restored it.

Below, Gerard explains in an e-mail to me, the photographs and the restoration.  Hope you enjoy Gerard's story and the photographs as much as I did.

Gerard and Geertje will be back at Hungerford Arcade soon and we are looking  forward very much to seeing them.
Rita

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PICTURE 1
The Volvo P1800ES as Gerard found it
Picture 1 shows the 1800ES as found. Picture 2 is my other Volvo (260GLT from ‘79) as found and picture 3 after restoration.
As already said when we visited you I did the whole restoration myself with exception of 
PICTURE 1A
Impressive Interior of the Volvo P1800ES
spraying and interior (all the Seats have been refurbished).
The 1800ES took me two and a half year to rebuild.

Picture 4 is a picture of the dashboard of the P1800ES. I have rebuilt it using very thin genuine wood and genuine leather instead of the original plastic.

Gerard Coolen


PICTURE 1B
The stunning volvo P1800ES
Fully restored, sitting proudly outside Hungerford Arcade.
 Even has its original number plate!


 PICTURE 1C
I just love this car!




PICTURE 2
The Volvo 260GLT  Before
PICTURE 3 - AFTER
The fabulous Volvo 260GLT in all its glory


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