Website Exclusive - VOLVO ENTHUSIASTS CLUB FINDS FRED FLINTSTONE'S CAR AND IT'S A 'VOLVO'!
Members of the Volvo Enthusiasts Club have recently undertaken an archeological dig in 'Bedrock' in search for Volvo's first car the legendary 'Bedrock Special' the Volvo BV1 (before Volvo).
After several months search the remains of the car were found in an abandoned quarry, known to be where 'Fred' once worked.
The VEC's Kevin Price told CMM : "Recovery of the vehicle and subsequent restoration has taken several months but we are pleased to announce that the car is now fully restored to original condition will be unveiled on the Saturday Morning to visitors at the forthcoming Bristol Classic Car Show at the Bath & West Showground, a Shepton Mallet, Somerset on the 18th-19th June, 2016, along with another famous Volvo used by now Sir Roger Moore in the 1960's TV Series, 'The Saint'. 'ST 1' aka 71 DXC was the very first car used by Roger Moore alias Simon Templar.
"Joining these cars on the Volvo Enthusiasts Club Stand will be a very rare 1952 Volvo PV445 Convertible, one of only 21 built, of which Volvo Sweden believe 6 survive. this is the only example in the UK!
"Also on the stand will be an ex Cambridgeshire Police Motorway pursuit Volvo Estate, which is preserved complete with all fittings, one of the very first very rare Volvo Sweden built Volvo 1800's a 1963 P1800S and a 1966 Volvo 1800S which will be worked on in the garage area of the stand, during the show and finally a Volvo OV4 Pedal Car - Volvo's first 'official' (which we now know is not true as we have the original 'Bedrock Special'!) car from 1927.
"So why not come along and see us. It's a great show and we will be very pleased to see you there."