<b>1963 Volvo P1800S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 6802

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Lot 203
1963 Volvo P1800S Coupe

Sold for US$ 32,480 inc. premium
1963 Volvo P1800S Coupe
Chassis no. 6802

1,782cc OHV 4-Cylinder Engine
2 SU Carburetors
108bhp at 5,800 rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Front Disc - Rear Drum Brakes

*Lovely example of the classic Volvo Sports Coupe
*Desirable early S model constructed in Sweden
*Lovely classic livery of Pearl White over Red
*Sir Roger Moore would approve
*Recent Mechanical service and refurbishments completed


THE VOLVO P1800

Introduced in 1960 and popularized by The Saint television series, Volvo's pretty P1800 Sports Coupe, although no hairy-chested tire-shredder, was nonetheless something of a radical departure for the sober-sided Swedish concern. Based on the 121 saloon, the P1800 was built by Jensen Motors until production transferred to Sweden in 1963, and employed Volvo's rugged, four-cylinder, overhead-valve engine in 1,782cc form. Breathing through twin SU carburetors, this unit produced 100bhp, an output sufficient to propel the solidly built Coupe to a top speed of around 105mph. The running gear was conventional, with independent front suspension and live rear axle, while all versions came with servo-assisted front disc brakes.

The introduction of the successor P1800S in 1963 - S for Sweden where the car was now produced – saw improved quality control, and horsepower output upped to 108bhp. Fuel injection was standardized in 1969, maximum power increasing to 130bhp, with four-wheel disc brakes arriving at the same time. By the end of the 1960s, the model was beginning to look dated but the introduction of the Reliant GTE-influenced P1800ES sports estate extended its lease of life into the early 1970s.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This lovely P1800S Coupe was constructed at the improved, Göteborg-based Volvo plant during the Summer of 1963, and therefore bears the 'S' designation. The car's chassis data plate further reveals that the new P1800S had been built for the U.S. market equipped with a 4-speed manual gearbox and a left-hand drive steering arrangement. Just as seen on the car today, Color code 79, for Pearl White, was further optioned. Cosmetic and mechanical refurbishing work has been performed over the years, and chrome wire wheels have been fitted, giving the elegant Volvo and even sportier look. Inside, one is greeted by the stunning red interior and lovely early-type turquoise dials in the dashboard. This is indeed a fine example of the iconic P1800.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, this vehicle is titled under chassis no. 18345VB6802.
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<b>1963 Volvo P1800S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 6802
<b>1963 Volvo P1800S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 6802
<b>1963 Volvo P1800S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 6802
<b>1963 Volvo P1800S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 6802
<b>1963 Volvo P1800S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 6802
<b>1963 Volvo P1800S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 6802
<b>1963 Volvo P1800S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 6802
<b>1963 Volvo P1800S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 6802
<b>1963 Volvo P1800S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 6802
<b>1963 Volvo P1800S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 6802
<b>1963 Volvo P1800S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 6802
<b>1963 Volvo P1800S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 6802
<b>1963 Volvo P1800S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 6802
<b>1963 Volvo P1800S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 6802
<b>1963 Volvo P1800S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 6802
<b>1963 Volvo P1800S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 6802
<b>1963 Volvo P1800S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 6802
<b>1963 Volvo P1800S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 6802
<b>1963 Volvo P1800S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 6802
<b>1963 Volvo P1800S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 6802
<b>1963 Volvo P1800S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 6802
<b>1963 Volvo P1800S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 6802
<b>1963 Volvo P1800S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 6802
<b>1963 Volvo P1800S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 6802
<b>1963 Volvo P1800S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 6802
<b>1963 Volvo P1800S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 6802
<b>1963 Volvo P1800S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 6802
<b>1963 Volvo P1800S Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 6802
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