Thursday, October 11, 2018

Volvo P1800 S

The Volvo P1800 is a 2+2, front-engine, rear-drive sports car manufactured and marketed by Volvo Cars between 1961-1973.

The engine was the B18 (B for the Swedish word for gasoline: Bensin; 18 for 1800 cc displacement) with dual SU carburettors, producing 100 hp. In 1966 the four-cylinder engine was updated to 115bhp. Top speed was 175 km/h (109 mph). In 1969 the B18 engine was replaced with the 2-litre B20B variant giving 118 bhp.
Marketed as a stylish touring car rather than a sports car, the P1800 became widely known when driven by future James Bond actor Roger Moore in the hit television series The Saint which aired from 1962-1969.

Total production of the 1800 line from 1961 through 1973 was 47,492 units. Production ended on June 27, 1973.

1967 P1800 S
Haggerty suggests a concours quality 1962 Volvo P1800 trends around $ 55k.