Superhero Cars

The Batmobile is more than faintly ludicrous, overly flash, gadget-heavy and more than likely to break down in a real-life situation. Additionally, for further minus-points, it’s not a known marque so parts will be a bugger to find. The Saint’s chariot is more like this blog’s idea of a suitable conveyance. Suitably understated and almost certain to be reliable, it must be the only sexy Volvo in history.

Volvo P1800 and pre-face lift Roger Moore

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6 Responses to Superhero Cars

  1. calvininjax says:

    But wasn’t The Saint’s Volvo white in colour/color*?

    *For your international audience. It’s all Theodore Roosevelt’s fault. He couldn’t spell, so had the proper English spellings changed. Later presidents went one better and redefined the meaning of words such as “truth”, “integrity”, “accomplished” and the phrase “weapons of mass destruction”.

    Who said satire was dead? 😉

  2. Stephen Foster says:


    Yes it was white, to be saintly, but I prefer the shot used as it features a man with a pipe.

  3. calvininjax says:

    Do people still smoke pipes? I cannot ever recall seeing anyone smoking a pipe here in the US.

    However, I read yesterday that the tobacco companies have re-labelled hand-rolling tobacco as “pipe tobacco” to avoid the 2000 per cent tax increase introduced by Obama, I kid you not, so pipe smokers must still exist somewhere in the Land of the Free.

  4. Stephen Foster says:

    Anthony Wedgwood Benn is the only one who springs immediately to mind.

  5. calvininjax says:

    “Anthony Wedgwood Benn is the only one who springs immediately to mind.”

    That probably explains the absence of pipe smokers in Texas and north Florida. 😉

    I wonder if Peter Dobing still smokes a pipe?

  6. AndyP says:

    I can confirm Anthony Wedgwood Benn still smokes a pipe. That’s how I found him sat outside Leeds Civic Hall before a meeting. Given his appearance in Michael Moore’s “Sicko” he is unlikely to be flavour of the month in the southern US, as Calvin correctly states. He uttered the dreaded word “socialism”! Gasp!

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