As a result of the tragic news of the death of Sir Roger Moore, a lot of tv replays, pictures in newspapers and blog entries showed him with the iconic Volvo P1800 he drove in his first major role in "The Saint".
One question stayed in my head - what happend with this car - it survived... safed and restored by an enthusiast.
It was found rotting away 22 years ago with the engine on the back seat. Today it looks as good as when The Saint last stepped out of it.
The original Volvo P1800 coupe driven by Roger Moore as Simon Templar in the 1960s TV series has been fully restored.It went on public display after he finished the labour of love. The owner found the car on a farm in North Wales in 1991 and persuaded the owner to sell it to him in 1997. He spent ten years collecting parts and another six on the restoration.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2429701/1962-Volvo-driven-Roger-Moore-The-Saint-rotting-away-22-years-ago-road.html#ixzz4i7IOcL5l
In the end