1971 Volvo 1800 ESC Prototype by Coggiola
Presented at the 1971 Paris Auto Show, Coggiola's Volvo 1800-based ESC Coupe was technically built for studying safety and comfort. While not extreme in styling, a unique feature was the front grille which extended onto the lower portion of the hood. It was 175 inches long, 67 inches wide, 49 inches high, and had a wheelbase of 96 inches.
This unique prototype presented by Carrozzeria Coggiola at the 1971 Paris Motor Show, is based at the Volvo 1800 ES Coupe chassis whose body recently underwend an importand re-design. The production underbody was modified,but appropriate solutions allowed a better exploitation of its dimensions and structural features,to the ends of a substantial increase in interior roominess. Interior completely lined with leather and A/C.
The Coggiola Volvo prototype bodywork done in sheet-steel with paneling applied to a boxed framework. The front and structure feautures a defferentied resistance which,together with front overhang increace passenger compartment in case of head-on collision. The pop-out headlights future a special patended opening device (hydraulic pedal-operated). The main dimensions of the Volvo Coggiola 2+2 Coupe are : Legnth 4465mm,Width 1705,Height 1265mm and wheelbase 2450mm.