Even Volvo is surprised by how many people remember the 1800ES. The ES wasn't the car that Simon Templar — the Saint — drove in the popular TV series; that was the sister P1800 coupe. It wasn't even the first sporting estate; that honor belongs to the Reliant Scimitar. And in its less than two-year life cycle, from launch in August 1971, Volvo built just 8,077 examples. But when Volvo unveiled the SCC — for Safety Concept Car — at January's North American International Auto Show in ...

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