The flying Dutchman is an elegant ( and demanding) competition sailboat ... Your car is in its image : Its sails inflated with passion and seems to float above the road !

Sep 27, 2020,12:10 PM
 

Good and long road for the years to come ...

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September 2012 / September 2020: 8 years with the Volvo P 1800E.

 
 By: amanico : September 26th, 2020-02:04
Time flies... I have the feeling it was yesterday, the day I picked my Volvo P 1800E near Amsterdam, on the 21st of September 2012. Since then, I have made 50 000 Kilometers with it. I went to Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Belgium, and the Nether...  

Just fabulous experience..

 
 By: Pun : September 26th, 2020-02:21
I envy you and your car! 😘 Thanks for sharing. Regards

My big pleasure, Dirk. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 26th, 2020-03:51

what a fabulous classic! 😍

 
 By: terbaboom : September 26th, 2020-02:36
thanks for sharing the photos of your beautiful car and the story of your ownership

Merci, mon ami. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 26th, 2020-03:52

It is a really cool car you have there my friend

 
 By: Jocke - Bad Santa : September 26th, 2020-02:36
I have drive a few ones but never own one. I love the design and the "simple" like Rolex design of the engine and gearbox that is a real workhorse. The only I don't like at your car is the side lights I guess is for the US market. We don't have those in S... 

Side lights

 
 By: Weems@8 : September 26th, 2020-03:46
Handy lights to protect sheet metal. The only thing i do not like is the orange color. Orange lights on cars replaced throughout the years by white/clear. I am very happy about it. ...  

8 years 😳

 
 By: bimbeano : September 26th, 2020-02:37
Time flies mon ami. A very nice description of your adventures, i still remember the drive from Brussels to SHIEPPOL and PAARIESCHJJJ 🤣. I can imagine you feel a lot younger when driving the P1800 , you’re such a child anyway 😁. Always welcome, room enoug... 

Also working on a project here ....

 
 By: bimbeano : September 28th, 2020-13:53
... involves driving roads and something very very cool 😬😅

2 or 4 wheels? [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 28th, 2020-23:12

Both !

 
 By: bimbeano : September 29th, 2020-13:15
Actually no wheels, more like ..... a place .... where the roads are insane and nature is everywhere.

In... Belgium??? [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 29th, 2020-14:18

Just 😄 [nt]

 
 By: bimbeano : September 29th, 2020-15:08

You are for sure a great storyteller

 
 By: Pelle_thorstenson : September 26th, 2020-02:53
and on top of that you always add nice pictures. Regarding your P1800 dont you think you should take her on a trip to Sweden in order for her to hear her native language once more before it is too late?!

A fantastic story about a beautiful car .

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : September 26th, 2020-03:15
A car with lot’s of history and nothing (no modern car)beats driving (travelling) with it . Thanks for sharing your experience with this amazing and elegant car my friend. I hope it will brings you many more years of joy and happiness

Style is the manner of expression

 
 By: Uncle Chico : September 26th, 2020-03:17
And you have it in abundance. It's not the destination, it's the journey that counts. You travel in style.

Nice car

 
 By: Passionata_george : September 26th, 2020-03:26
and great experiences!

Old cars are a passion

 
 By: JLCman : September 26th, 2020-03:32
Sharing years and years with them you develop a quite nice distance to a world which always seems to be in a hurry. At least that‘s my experience with my two oldies, a 1978 Jag XJ6 and a 1986 Saab 900 Turbo Convertible. And I love your P1800 of course. It... 

Impressive story and pictures

 
 By: Weems@8 : September 26th, 2020-03:36
On one picture you post, is a Honda at the background. (Honda Insight) 8 years with a vintage car, a milestone. My current car i bought in Amsterdam, 5 years ago. I had my purple Honda for 9 years. Amazing story, you buy your vintage car in Amsterdam. Yes...  

Merci, Weems. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 26th, 2020-07:44

Good to read and see that it is no garage queen

 
 By: penfriend : September 26th, 2020-03:59
Too many people don't use their toys (cars, watches, pens) for being afraid to ruin the value. The most personal value comes through usage imho - so you did very well in terms of value gain!!!

Thank you so much, orahu. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 26th, 2020-07:45

Splendid photo essay of a beautiful vintage car dear Nico

 
 By: KamalRostov : September 26th, 2020-04:39
Thank you for sharing her with us and all her anecdotes. You are very right about driving point A to point B. It’s more of the pleasure in the drive and in driving her. I wish you many many more good years of pleasurable drives with her and many more stor... 

Thank you sharing this story, what a trip... I can perfectly feel your bound.

 
 By: PoyFR : September 26th, 2020-04:59
Superbe photos and places. Now what's story with the brunette ? RMLOL

What a road book, my friend !.. And what a splendid Vintage car.. Thx for sharing these pics, crossing countries, cities, and maybe..

 
 By: hs111 : September 26th, 2020-05:04
.. different people as well.. Your post to me confirms,, that „The journey is the reward“.. Happy for you, my friend and enjoy that Volvo P1800E furtheron in the times and trips for the very Best of your health ! Best, hs

It is great to read the bond between the two of you.

 
 By: ZSHSZ : September 26th, 2020-05:06
Can’t wait to read the new memories next year!

Superb classic ! [nt]

 
 By: Alfihar : September 26th, 2020-06:24

Thanks, Alifhar. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 26th, 2020-09:53

That's it. Merci, Echi. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 26th, 2020-09:53

Looks like Sid😉

 
 By: brauner : September 26th, 2020-08:16
...  

Damn you! ;) [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 26th, 2020-09:54

Sorry

 
 By: brauner : September 26th, 2020-10:28
But Sid would be a nice name for your car

Sid... Vicious? :)))) [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 26th, 2020-11:11

Take

 
 By: brauner : September 26th, 2020-12:55
El Cid

;) [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 28th, 2020-23:12

Beautiful car and great ownership story! Amazing how sleek it looks opposite that 911

 
 By: Fastwong : September 26th, 2020-08:19
What a great ownership experience with the car! With the constant hype stream of new cars, not unlike watches, everything is about the hottest new thing rather than actual experience of the thing in our lives. The guy who drove his mercedes gwagon around ... 

Sweet! I like old, and even older, Volvo style

 
 By: oyster case : September 26th, 2020-10:42
...  

Wonderful! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 26th, 2020-11:11

a classic you've got my friend...

 
 By: mahesh : September 26th, 2020-11:41
it has become more a piece of your heart than few good moments ! enjoy...La vita e bella !! Best, mahesh.,

Take care of it..

 
 By: . Anders : September 26th, 2020-13:12
Fantastic car you have. I saw many of these 40 years ago in Sweden but they are now very few. It's a car to take care of, just like you do

Beautiful car you have amigo mío!

 
 By: renerod : September 30th, 2020-17:32
His is the handling in curvy roads? Does it feel heavy? Is it nimble and fast? Does suspension let you feel the road? Best. René

Then it is a back wheel slider!!!

 
 By: renerod : October 3rd, 2020-12:58
I love the screeching sound on curvy roads! Best. René

That's it! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : October 3rd, 2020-15:31

Awesome car - Great post - thx [nt]

 
 By: hans_jorgen_1968 : October 4th, 2020-11:10

Volvo Memories

 
 By: cazalea : October 6th, 2020-12:31
You are lucky to own this today, when photos are an every-moment thing. I had my first Volvo, a 122S for about 10 years. We named him Victor. We drove it on our honeymoon back in 1975... And here's a photo in my work parking lot around 1980 or so. But aft...  

Beautiful!

 
 By: big daddy : October 17th, 2020-19:48
Love the story Nicholas and I am glad the P1800 gives you such joy.

The way you describe the feelings inside the car...

 
 By: moc : October 17th, 2020-22:12
Is exactly the way I feel. Congratulations on your baby it’s stunning Nico. Mo

Which one?😜😜😜

 
 By: moc : October 18th, 2020-06:10
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