Video: Jay Leno Reviews The 1967 Volvo P1800 From The Saint
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not old enough to even remember the 1960s TV show "The Saint." I do remember the movie with the same title starring Val Kilmer, although that one didn’t have a Volvo P1800, but "The Saint" TV show had one. More importantly, this particular P1800 is the same one Roger Moore used as his personal daily driver.
Yes. Roger owned the car he was driving on the show. As Jay Leno said in this episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, “talk about low budget.”
But the P1800 is anything but “low budget.” It’s arguably one of the most famous TV cars of its generation, an opinion that Leno and fellow car enthusiast and auto journalist Matt Stone shared, among other things.
What makes this P1800 even more special is the pristine condition it’s in, despite being close to 50 years old. That’s a testament to the tireless and admittedly expensive restoration work put in by the car’s current owner; the self-described classic-car nerd, Bill Krzastek, who mortgaged his house to finance the purchase of this P1800.
That, ladies and gentlemen, is a commitment to the cause. A slightly irrational one at that, but a commitment nonetheless.