Welcome to 365 Days of Motoring

An Everyday Journey Through Motoring History, Facts & Trivia

Belt up and enjoy this 365-day ride as you cruise past the most momentous motoring events in history. Packed with fascinating facts about races, motorists and the history of the mighty engine, this is a must-visit web site for any car enthusiast.

On This Day


Wednesday 27th June 1973

45 years ago

At 2.00 pm the last Volvo P1800 rolled off the production line at the Lundby car plant in Sweden. The 1986 cc, 135 hp, 4 cylinder ES model with a top speed of 115 mph (185 km/h) and capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 10.8 seconds, was made famous by Simon Templar (Roger Moore) in the TV series The Saint. The first 6,000 cars, produced in 1961 were assembled at Jensen Motors of West Bromwich, West Midlands and shipped to Sweden.

Volvo P1800

Volvo P1800

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