Volvo 1800 S, 1966
Volvo 1800 S, year 1966. Colour red with a black leather interior and anthracite/black carpet. This 1800 S features Minilite style alloy wheels and overdrive.
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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 B20E engine
Bosch petrol injection
cylinder capacity: 1998 cc.
capacity: 135 bhp. at 6000 rpm.
gearbox: 4 speed+ overdrive (3-speed automatic optional)
top speed: 185 km/h.
weight: 1130 kg.