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Stude Shoo-wop!
10-14-2018, 11:24 AM
This is in the right place now. Yay!

Like the title says, I attended the Miami Automotive Expo today and I was emboldened by the cars there. Each one had something special to declare to itself to make it worthy of happy owners. However, there was one standout from the crowd. I was pleasantly surprised by...the Lincoln Continental! It exceeded all the criteria that I have for a luxury sedan and I would be more than happy to own one. From what I saw, people tended to find the door handle treatment polarizing but I quite liked it. It's such a unique approach that lends itself to the design in the same way a belt buckle lends itself to a belt. Furthermore, I actually like the fact that the Continental has subdued styling. It looks classy and not overbearing. It epitomizes the "stealth wealth" philosophy that I would strive for in the new car market. I also spoke with a Lincoln representative. He stated that the Continental is not being phased out in the U.S. for now and there will be a suicide door version created in 2020. Long live Lincoln, and this is coming from a teenager!

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I also spied this interesting Piaggio (or Vespa, depending on who you ask) limited edition scooter. The rear end treatment I find particularly nice, with the scalloped vents and the single BMW 2002-esque taillight.

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There was even a classic section present with wonders including a 1959 Mercedes Benz 220 that belonged the the Cuban government and a 1967 Volvo P1800 in a peculiar bluish silver color. My personal favorite, I must confess, was the 1967-1970 AMC AMX you see below. What can I say? I'm a sucker for the Independents!

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What do ya'll think?

Noxnabaker
10-14-2018, 12:54 PM
Worx awryte! ;)

8E45E
10-14-2018, 08:37 PM
Perhaps an input error on your part. ISTR Volvo P1800s being made through 1972 and 1800ESs made for 1973 and 1974 (model years, not production years). This would preclude there being a "1967" P1800.

As an aside to this, a friend bought a new 1972 P1800 that she still has. Her only cars have been new Volvos from a 1959 PV544 Sport to her 2019 XC 40.

I don't quite get your point. The P1800 body style/series was produced from 1961 through 1973, with Jensen in England building the bodies for the first two or three years, after which production was transferred to Sweden. It was only labeled with the 'P' prefix on the Jensen bodied cars, and renamed 1800S after production got transferred to Sweden. (The 1966 3M mile car comes to mind with the 1800S https://www.hemmings.com/magazine/hmn/2013/12/3-000-000-Miles---1966-Volvo-1800S/3733051.html

When Bosch fuel injection was made standard on the P1800 in 1970, it was renamed 1800E for the coupe, and 1800ES for the station wagon when it was introduced in 1972.

I had a neighbor who once owned a black 1965 1800S.


Craig

studegary
10-14-2018, 09:15 PM
I don't quite get your point. The P1800 body style/series was produced from 1961 through 1973, with Jensen in England building the bodies for the first two or three years, after which production was transferred to Sweden. It was only labeled with the 'P' prefix on the Jensen bodied cars, and renamed 1800S after production got transferred to Sweden. (The 1966 3M mile car comes to mind with the 1800S https://www.hemmings.com/magazine/hmn/2013/12/3-000-000-Miles---1966-Volvo-1800S/3733051.html

When Bosch fuel injection was made standard on the P1800 in 1970, it was renamed 1800E for the coupe, and 1800ES for the station wagon when it was introduced in 1972.

I had a neighbor who once owned a black 1965 1800S.


Craig

Yes, you are correct. I misread the year as 1976, instead of 1967. When I realized this, I deleted my post, but I guess that you were already responding to it.

Beside the friend that owns a 1972 1800 that she bought new, I also worked with a guy (same department) that owned an 1800ES that his father-in-law bought new.