1966 Volvo P1800S Coupé  Chassis no. 16846 Engine no. 431
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1966 Volvo P1800S Coupé Chassis no. 16846 Engine no. 431
Sold for £21,850 (US$ 36,688) inc. premium
Lot Details
1966 Volvo P1800S Coupé
Registration no. LPC 942D
Chassis no. 16846
Engine no. 431


  • A manual/overdrive model, this P1800S was supplied new by Volvo agent Mid-Surrey Motors (Byfleet) Ltd, whose dealer plate is found in the engine bay. 'LPC 942D' was acquired by the current (fourth) owner – a Volvo Owners Club member - in June 1998 and sympathetically restored between the summer of 2007 and spring of 2008. The owner undertook the restoration with his main priority to keep the car as original as possible with whatever works were carried out. Restoration of the body was carried out by Contract Paint Co of Winchester, including welding and a bare-metal re-spray, while the brightwork was re-plated by the London Chroming Company. A specialist upholsterer re-trimmed the front seats in leather and Moto-Lita of Thruxton, Hampshire supplied the wood-rim steering wheel (original wheel and boss with car). Mechanical work included an engine rebuild, re-bore and unleaded conversion by marque specialists Deaconcraft Limited of Chiswick. Parts were supplied by Brookhouse Volvo of Ipswich.
    Totalling in excess of £12,800, all the bills related to the restoration are on file together with detailed photographs recording the process from start to finish. In addition there are many bills and receipts relating to works carried out by Deaconcraft and the well-known Chiswick-based Volvo specialist South Service during the vendor's 14 years of ownership.
    This P1800S is finished in Horizon Blue (only available between 1965 and 1967) with largely original (save for aforementioned front seats) black interior, the latter retaining its original Motorola radio (disconnected). The Motorola instruction book, guarantee card and the original radio blanking plate come with the car. Other noteworthy features include a Kenlowe fan, K&N air filters (originals with car), a full stainless steel exhaust system, modern 'retro' CD/radio and Bosch electric aerial.
    The particularly comprehensive history file contains the original service book and owner's handbook, a copy of the original logbook, Shell service report sheets, a substantial quantity of expired MoT certificates and tax discs, and sundry Volvo dealer receipts dating from the 1960s/70s including the first lubrication service dated 1st January 1966.
    Known to the Volvo owners club and its P1800 Register, the car is described by the private vendor as in generally excellent condition, with very good interior, and offered with the aforementioned documentation, current road fund licence (tax exempt), MoT to February 2013 and Swansea V5.
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