I had purchased my first Volvo in 1973, it was a 144 model. I remember the first time I sat in it, I could see everything with great vision. It felt very comfortable. Hadn't really thought about Volvo's but remembered "The Saint" Roger Moore drove a P1800 and it was a very cool car. I really enjoyed driving that 144 but had this desire to always have a P1800. People knew that I wanted one and one day when I came back from vacation someone had left an ad on my desk for a car in Marietta, Ohio. I took the road trip with my Father and when I got there had found my dream car. We ended up driving it back and yes it needed work. The best part is I bought it on Fathers Day.