Volvo P 1800
The car shown above shows the development of the P1800. This variant fundamentally changed the formerly two-seater coupe. The result is the first of a new genre, the station wagon coupe. These are flat, two-door vehicles with roof to the end and one, albeit small hatchback. In the case above, it was a sheet of glass without metal frame. The version is given the nickname 'Snow White's Coffin' because it is open and vitreous similar as the coffin of Snow White.
Incidentally, the reason for the introduction of more profane nature: in the U.S. the taxes have risen dramatically for pure two-seater at the time. The station wagon coupe remains current also for Volvo. The most recent variant of this is called C 30 and appears 2006. The company Jensen had originally the order to produce the first 10,000 P1800. The circle closes, as just this company continues the tradition of the van coupe with its GT becomes a convertible in 1975. 08/13
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