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Volvo P1800

Volvo P1800S

Volvo P1800

Year 1960 - 1973
Engine 1.8 litre four cylinder (later 2.0 litre)
Transmission 4 speed manual RWD
Max speed -
0-60 mph -
Horsepower 100 bhp (1.8) / 125 bhp (2.0)
weight 1140 kgs / 2500 lbs

The Volvo P1800 was introduced in 1960. Here was a Volvo-designed sports coupe with attractive, curvaceous styling and reliable running gear. Initially the Volvo P1800 was offered with a 1.8 litre, 100 horsepower four-cylinder engine mated to a four-speed manual transmission. Later a new model, the Volvo P1800S was fitted with a 2.0 litre fuel-injected 125 horsepower engine.

For a while the Volvo P1800S was manufactured in England, the bodied being formed from pressed steel, and the assembly was carried out by Jensen. Later a 3-door wagon, the 1800ES was introduced, and although more practical it ruined the graceful lines of the original coupe.

The Volvo P1800 and P1800S featured independent coil spring front suspension and anti-roll bar. The rear suspension was handled by coil springs, radius arms and Panhard rod. Up front were disc brakes, while at the rear were drum brakes.

The most famous role the Volvo P1800 played was in the television show 'The Saint', where it starred alongside Roger Moore.



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Volvo C30 SportsCoupe (2010)
Volvo C70 (2010)



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