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Tough to crack car puzzle #171


Tough to crack car puzzle #171
Well, what have we got here? Those sharp lines certainly ooze the late 1960s / early 1970s and we like them. Iso Lele, anyone? You may also recognize other cars in it, notably Italian ones. And there is indeed a strong link to Italy, but that’s all we are giving away for this time. Well one more then: this car isn’t particularly well known and the reason for that is that it never reached production. So there we go. This is a prototype.

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#11 Henk Visscher 2017-11-12 22:52
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Based on an 1800ES chassis, Carrozzeria Coggiola of Torino introduced the pictured prototype of the Volvo 1800ESC 2+2 coupe at the 1971 Paris Motor Show. Also known as Volvo Viking, the car reappeared at some other shows, but was not selected for production. Even in 1976, the 1800ESC was still displayed as a show car on the Coggiola stand at the International Trade Fair in Barcelona. Later that year, it was sold through Sánchez-Ferrero, car dealers in Madrid. Although originally painted white, successive Spanish owners have kept the Volvo prototype in remarkably good condition; it is currently offered for sale.
 
 
#10 Alan Spencer 2017-11-11 22:32
This was Sergio Coggiola's proposed replacement for the Volvo 1800E coupe, namely the Volvo 1800ESC, or Viking. The one-off prototype was first shown (painted white) at the Paris Salon in 1971. Built on the same wheelbase as the 1800E coupe, it was a study in both safety and comfort, with crumple zones and a luxurious, all-leather interior. Its pop-up headlights were operated hydraulically by a pedal. Eventually, rather than produce a replacement for the aging 1800E coupe, Volvo decided to build the 1800ES shooting brake variant, penned by in-house designer Jan Wilsgaard.
 
 
#9 2017-11-11 19:02
This is the 1971 Volvo P 1900 ESC prototype by Sergio Goggiola
 
 
#8 2017-11-11 18:45
This is the Volvo 1800 ESC, aka Viking, built by the Italian designer Sergio Coggiola and shown at the 1971 Paris Salon. Unique was its grille, protuding beneath the beltline. The pop-up headlights were hydraulically pedal-operated. It was fitted with Volvo's B20 engine. It's currently for sale. Before the 1800 ESC, Coggiola already had sketched a 1800 Hunter and a 1800 Beach Car, which were rejected in favour of Volvo's in-house 1800 ES design. The 1800 ESC wasn't Coggiola's last Volvo design. Quite famous is his 1976 Volvo New York Taxi, less known is his 1988 Volvo Van concept car.
 
 
#7 2017-11-11 17:18
Sirs,

This is a Volvo Viking.
 
 
#6 2017-11-11 17:16
Dear Sirs.

This is a 1970s Volvo Viking-
 
 
#5 2017-11-11 15:01
the back would look like an Iso Rivolta LELE but it is
Volvo 1800 ESC by Coggiola proto
 
 
#4 2017-11-11 12:22
Forgot to credit Jan Wilsgaard for the glass hatch design of the 1800ES.
 
 
#3 2017-11-11 12:13
In retrospect one has to ask which design aged more gracefully? The 1971 Volvo 1800 ESC Viking by Coggiola or Pelle Petterson's 1800ES "sport estate" aka the beach car? Coggiola's design was in every auto magazine following the 1971 Paris show. It was a radical departure for a company with the 120 series Amazon just slightly in the rear view mirror of history. Looking at the Viking today reminds you of styling cues elsewhere. The Ferrari 308GTC4 and a modern Lexus are but two I see.
 
 
#2 2017-11-11 00:28
Maseratti merak am122
#171
 

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