Volvo 1800 S Restoration
The body of this Volvo 1800 S is being restored to brand new condition by Classic Job. The car was delivered stripped, and all glue residues and underbody protection have been removed. The bodywork was then completely stripped of paint in a paint stripping bath. The body is in a beautiful and rust-free condition. Some sheet metal work must be done. Both rear fenders show poorly repaired minor collision damage that needs to be repaired. The rear has also been fitted with a poorly welded new panel in the past that needs to be replaced.
To be continued.
Volvo P1800 S, 1966
The Volvo P 1800 is undoubtedly the most elegantly, exquisitely and dynamically designed Volvo of the twentieth century. The Volvo P 1800 was designed by Per Petterson who was employed at 'carrosseria Frua' those days.
The Volvo P 1800 came onto the market in 1961 as a coupe and was initially built at Jensen’s in England. The P1800 became world-famous for the series of "The Saint" in the 1960s, with Roger Moore as Simon Templar in the leading role.
After building 6000 cars in 1963, production of the P 1800 was relocated to Sweden, and the car was then named the P1800 "S" (Sverige).
In September 1969, the P1800 E came onto the market with a Bosch fuel injection system, a modified dashboard and had disc brakes all around. The P1800 ES estate /coupe came onto the market in 1971.
Four-cylinder Volvo B18 B engine
2 S.U. carburettors
cylinder capacity: 1780 cc.
capacity: 115 bhp.
gearbox: 4 speed+ overdrive
weight: 1070 kg.