<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060

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1970 Volvo 1800E

Sold for US$ 16,800 inc. premium
1970 Volvo 1800E
Chassis no. 1844510-316060

1,986cc OHV Inline B20E 4-Cylinder Engine
Bosch D-Jetronic Fuel Injection "E" Engine
130bhp at 6,000 RPM
M410 4-Speed Gearbox w/Electric Overdrive
Independent Front Suspension with Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Long time enthusiastic ownership
*Service history back to 1999
*Attractive Medium Blue (Color Code #99)
*Offered with various books, tools and an original spare wheel


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Introduced in 1960 and popularized by The Saint television series, Volvo's pretty P1800 sports coupé, 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 1,778cc form. Breathing through twin carburetors, this unit produced 100bhp. Styling was by Pelle Petterson under the tutelage of Petro Frua when Frua's studio was a subsidiary of the prestigious Italian carrozzeria Ghia and mechanicals derived from Volvo's dependable Amazon/122 series cars.

For 1970 numerous and some one year only changes came with the fuel-injected 1800E, which had the higher compression (10.5:1) B20E engine with Bosch D-Jetronic fuel injection, a matched engine control unit for the revised camshaft, and the higher compression ratio. The result was an impressive improvement to 130 bhp without sacrificing fuel economy and significantly improved drivability. Top speed was around (118 mph) and acceleration from 0-60 took 9.5 seconds. In addition, the 1970 model was the first 1800 with four-wheel disc brakes. This was also the only year that the M410 gearbox with electric overdrive was fitted from the 164 model, as well as the more powerful B20E engine. Their performance, and legendary reliability kept them on the market until 1973 when emissions and bumper regulation requirements changed and caused Volvo to stop production.

This particular example is finished in its original color scheme, medium blue, with its original golden brown interior still fitted. For the past twenty years, it has been in enthusiastic hands and comes with an excellent service summary, with improvements, documented since 1999.

Last year the car was acquired by the consignor, and has been put through an extensive amount of service work by DAS Sport Classic of Gordonsville, VA. This has included an overhaul of the ignition system, fuel tank and fuel pump and new front brake calipers. Also included in this refresh where new engine mounts and transmission mount, along with an assessment and sorting of the car's electrical system.

Currently showing a little over 113,000 miles, this particular Volvo would make an excellent first car for an enthusiast. Surely, an enjoyable car for local events, or as a great running and driving project for the aspiring collector.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, the correct chassis number is 184451-31606. Also note, title for this vehicle will be in transit.
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<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
<b>1970 Volvo 1800E</b><br /> Chassis no. 1844510-316060
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