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.
Similar and related vehicles:
Volvo C30 SportsCoupe (2010)
Volvo C70 (2010)