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<IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/news/uploads/volvo/850_crash.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>Volvo's Dan Johnston, who works in the US communications office, is one heck of a guy and a brilliant human Volvo library. Case in point: I e-mailed him earlier today regarding an 1800ES question and his quick reply included a digital scan of the car's original press release and a story about one particular ES that was painted pink and presented to the Playboy Playmate of the Year. Incredibly, this guy.<p>Anyway, Dan manages a Volvo blog at <A HREF="http://www.TheCarThatStopsItself.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.TheCarThatStopsItself.com</A>, something started around the launch of the new XC60 that has evolved to a never-ending tale of Volvo history. If you haven't bookmarked it already, it's certainly worth reading and checking in with on a regular basis. We thought now would be a fine job to help promote the blog because Dan's latest, a two-part story about Volvo safety that originated from a friend of his asking the simple question, "How safe is an old Volvo?" There are some interesting tidbits in his tale of technology, which highlights some advances through the periods of the 240, the 840, and the S40. Below are links to each part.<p> <A HREF="http://www.thecarthatstopsitself.com/?p=515" TARGET="_blank">http://www.thecarthatstopsitself.com/?p=515</A> <br><A HREF="http://www.thecarthatstopsitself.com/?p=528" TARGET="_blank">http://www.thecarthatstopsitself.com/?p=528</A>
 

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Re: Interesting Volvo Crash Safety Lesson From www.TheCarThatStopsItself.com ([email protected])

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>[email protected]</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">...and a story about one particular ES that was painted pink and presented to the Playboy Playmate of the Year.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Temporary thread hijack - what ever became of this pink ES?<p>http<br>://ww<br>w.angelfire.co<br>m/tx6/volv<br>o_tx_rally_2<br>005/pinkes<br>2.jp<br>g<p>George Dill<p>
 

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According to Dan, it was sold to another owner after a few years and that person decided the pink was in poor taste and repainted it. So who knows, it could be someone in the forums who know owns it and we don't even know!
 
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