--Light Blue Metallic with Black interior, 8,000 original miles, 2.0 liter 4 cylinder with a 4-Speed Manual Transmission with overdrive. Volvo wanted to build a sports car as far back as the mid-1950s. Volvo turned to Jensen Motors, whose production lines were under-utilized. By late 1960, the P1800 was born. Throughout the 1960s, Volvo produced over 40,000 P1800’s including all variants. Variants included a P1800S model when the production was moved to Volvo's Lundby Plant in Gothenburg, an upgraded engine in 1970 known as the P1800E and the P1800ES, which was a two-door station wagon or “shooting-brake.” Significant upgrades to the P1800 were made in 1970 for the P1800E. These included the B20E engine with Bosch D-Jetronic fuel injection and a revised camshaft. The P1800 now produced 130bhp and had four-wheel disc brakes. Previously owned by two extremely well-known East Coast collectors, this 1972 Volvo P1800E has been extremely well-cared for and is stunning in every way. With only 8,000 original miles, this P1800E drives as close to as new as one can get. It has been cared for while in each collection, regardless of use. P1800’s are rarely found in this originality and conditi
Volvo P 1800 S 1967 overdrive in very good condition This is a 1967 Volvo P1800S. The car is in a very beautiful and technically very good condition. The red paint is combined with black leather seats and the original wheels with wheel covers. Technics fully checked in our workshop and in great condition. This P1800 has the Volvo B18 engine, manual gearbox with overdrive and powerbrakes. Car has Holland title and mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any import taxes. We can help with transport.
(from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) The project of a Volvo sportscar was started in 1957 because Volvo wanted a sports car, despite the fact that their previous attempt, the P1900, had been a disaster, with only 68 cars sold. The man behind the project was an engineering consultant to Volvo, Helmer Pettersson, who in the 1940s was responsible for the Volvo PV444. The design work was done by Helmer's son Pelle Pettersson, who worked at Pietro Frua at that time. Volvo insisted it was an Italian design by Frua and only officially recognized that Pelle Pettersson designed it in 2009. The Italian Carrozzeria Pietro Frua design firm (then a recently acquired subsidiary of Ghia) built the first three prototypes, designated: P958-X1, P958-X2 and P958-X3. In December 1957 Helmer Petterson drove X1, (the first hand-built P1800 prototype) to Osnabrück, West Germany, headquarters of Karmann. Petterson hoped that Karmann would be able to take on the tooling and building of the P1800. Karmann's engineers had already been preparing working drawings from the wooden styling buck at Frua. Petterson and Volvo chief engineer Thor Berthelius met there, tested the car and discussed the construction
In 1960s Sweden, Volvo was well-established as a manufacturer of rugged, dependable cars with solid sporting credentials. But their slightly stodgy and austere appearance meant they were unfairly dismissed as quirky and eccentric, particularly among American buyers. But for those in the know, the PV444 and PV544 saloons were quite entertaining to drive and the Volvo four-cylinder engine was virtually bomb-proof and capable of making big power when tuned. In an effort to improve its sporting image, Volvo introduced the P1900 sports car, a fiberglass bodied machine with a tuned “B14” engine that produced 70 horsepower. Unfortunately, it did not live up to Volvo’s usual standard of quality and only 68 examples found buyers. Thankfully, Volvo did not give up at the first attempt and they quickly returned to the drawing board, commissioning a new car based on a shortened Amazon chassis with an all-new steel body. Several Italian design firms were courted to style the car, with the winning proposal penned at Carrozzeria Pietro Frua by a 24 year old Swede named Pelle Petterson, the son of a Volvo Exec who, rather conveniently, just happened to be on an internship at the Italian design firm. Frua constructed the first prototypes, and once the final design was approved, the next problem became where to build it. Volvo’s assembly plants were already at maximum capacity with other cars, so after consulting with several coachbuilding firms such as Karmann and Drauz, Volvo eventually struck a deal with Pressed Steel Company of West Bromwich, England to manufacture the major body components and Jensen Motors Limited to handle the final assembly. Soon, though, Volvo cited quality control problems with Pressed Steel, as well as the rising cost of shipping cars and parts back and forth from Sweden, so production of the P1800 S (for Sverige, or Sweden) came home Sweden to ensure more consistent quality. Volvo had a sensation on their hands which was only enhanced when a white P1800 became the chosen steed of Simon Templar, the fictional character played by Roger Moore in “The Saint”, a British television program about a dashing criminal/playboy who steals from the baddies to line his own pockets. From that moment forth, the Volvo P1800 has earned its place as a cultural icon for a great many men and women of a certain age. Exemplary in nearly every way, this 1964 Volvo P1800 S is one of the finest we have had the pleasure to offer. Built after August of 1963, this VD-series Swedish-built car has been restored to the original trim tag in the classic shade of Pearl White (Volvo code 79-1) over a red cockpit and is a beautiful example of this iconic sports car, in the colors and spec as preferred by Mr. Simon Templar himself. A full, professional restoration has been lavished upon it, and it presents in superlative condition throughout. The white paintwork is outstanding, laid down on absolutely straight panels with excellent body fit. Chrome plating is to show-quality standards and the steel wheels wear correct style original hubcaps with trim rings and properly sized rubber for just the right stance. It is a beautifully presented car, with fine detailing and presentation. In the stylish 2+2 cockpit, red upholstery (Volvo Code 307-265, per the trim tag) offsets the white paintwork beautifully, and is in very fine order. The material on the seats is excellent, showing little in the way of use. Likewise, two tone door panels are excellent and the dash is fitted with the beautiful, signature blue-faced instruments and a period correct Blaupunkt AM/FM radio. Other pleasing touches include the original steering wheel and a pair of factory original shoulder belts – Volvo has always been about safety, after all. The boot is lined in red carpeting per original, and a rare Volvo-branded cover adorns the spare tire. The engine bay is exquisitely detailed, with Volvo’s robust B18 engine presenting in show-quality condition. Paint finishes are correct on the block, head and ancillaries, the twin S.U. Carburetors have been beautifully polished and correct hoses, fittings and hardware are found throughout. The engine is mated to a four-speed manual box with electric overdrive for effortless cruising. The P1800 S is a wonderful, slightly off-beat 60s sports car that returns surprisingly good performance and handling. This example is no exception; the high-quality restoration translates into a car that drives and feels delightfully solid and planted with that signature Swedish robustness. Desirable and highly collectible, this stylish Volvo P1800 S is surely one of the finest of its kind on offer today.
SPK 480M was first registered on the 1st August 1973 and is finished in Sea Green with Tan leather upholstery with automatic transmission. This is the first Volvo P1800 Estate we have had in over fifteen years and they are becoming increasingly rare in RHD format. Little over 8000 P1800 Estates were produced and roughly a quarter of these were made for the UK market. According to club sources, around 1000 original UK cars have survived making this such a rare find. This particular example had just one owner from 1987 to 2016 and still retains its original registration mark. The car comes with a significant amount of history with photographs of restoration work and over £12,000 worth of receipts. In recent years the Volvo has been treated to a full re-paint and back in 2003 had a major body restoration carried out by Classic Restorations Ltd in Alyth. This included fitting brand new front wings and the cutting out of corrosion and fabricating in new metal work. The car was clearly very original at this stage and required a major body rebuild. More recently in 2015 the P1800 has been treated to new front and rear brake calipers, new brake hoses, handbrake cable, handbrake shoes, new
Volvo P1800 E Coupe 1971 Overdrive This Volvo P1800 E coupe was delivered in 1971 and has red paint with several chrome details. The paint shows light patina. The interior of the Volvo has black leatherette and the recognizable P1800 dashboard. Technics of the Volvo are good and drives even more comfortable thanks to the overdrive. This is a beautiful and well driving Volvo P 1800 E Coupe. Car has Belgian title and document importduties for every EU country are paid by us. Documentation is complete for registration in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importduties. We can help with transport. Trading in, buying and consignment possible.
Volvo P1800 early Jensen, number 3273 built in very good condition. The Volvo P1800 Jensen was built between 1961 and 1963, only 6000 were built by Jensen Motors in West Bromwich. This is a 1961 Volvo P1800 Jensen with special bumpers and is number 3273 from 6000 built. The car is in very good restored condition. The car has very beautiful red paint, original wheels and a marvelous black leather interior. The original B18 4 cyl engine with double carbs has 1778 CC and 100 HP. Technics fully checked in our workshop and in great condition. So a very beautiful, rare and good driving Jensen and a good investment. Car has German title and mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.
(SOLD) This very original 1972 P1800E is finished in crisp white paint over a black interior with tan carpets. Driven sparingly, the Volvo presents as an attractive car that is ready for driving. The paint and bodywork are attractive and tidy, and the exterior trim is complete and in good condition. The stylish interior features black upholstery, original instruments, along with a AM/FM/cassette stereo. Mechanically, the p1800E features Bosch D-Jetronic fuel injection and the four-speed overdrive manual transmission’s performance is brisk, as the B20 produces plenty of torque. The P1800E is a wonderful driver’s car that is easy to drive and full of the classic styling that collectors and enthusiasts look for - making this Volvo an excellent choice for the new classic car collector and enthusiast.