1968 Volvo P1800S Sports Coupe 4 spd with O/D

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Type: Used
Year: 1968
Make: Volvo
Model: P1800S Sports Coupe 4 spd with O/D
Body: 2 Door Sports Coupe
Engine Size: 1780cc 4 cyl
Trans: 4 spd with O/D
Mileage: 97971
VIN: 183451026701
Stock: 26701
Ext Color: Red
Int Color: Black

West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional and beautifully and professionally restored with painstaking attention to detail and no expense spared example of this 1968 Volvo P1800S 1780cc 2 Door Sports Coupe with it's original specifications & desirable factory 'Red' (color code 46) paint with its correct original (upholstery code 308-501) Black bucket seat interior with a floor-mounted shifter. The car has it's original 1780cc 4 cylinder engine matched to it's original 4 speed manual transmission with Overdrive.

A simply phenomenal amount of time and money has obviously been spent in the restoration and investment in this car. The car drives as good as it looks and there can surely be few, if any, finer examples of this early and most desirable P1800S model in this striking and correct original color combination available anywhere else!

Both the original 1780cc engine and the 4 speed manual transmission with factory overdrive have been fully rebuilt and every conceivable component has either been replaced or rebuilt with this car obviously therefore driving as good as it must have when new with the 4 speed manual transmission shifting smoothly throughout all the gears and the temperature always remaining cool!

These steel bodied & renown Ghia of Italy designed Swedish Volvo's were originally introduced in late 1961 and built in England at the renown Jensen factory in West Bromwich with the chassis parts supplied direct from Sweden. The 107 bhp engine had a top speed of over 100mph with the familiar twin SU carbs in line four set up matched to a four speed transmission sending the drive to a coil spring live rear axle. Servo assisted front disc brakes were standard equipment enhancing handling capabilities. Handsome as well as practical the P1800 gained popularity despite a high price tag and its profile was further raised into legendary status by its weekly appearance in the popular British TV series 'The Saint' from 1962-29 starring the young Roger Moore, who also famously also drove one in real life!  In 1964 Volvo moved production to Sweden and with more power and some detail trim differences the car became known as the P1800S. 

The lines and attractive styling of the car proved to create an instant cult classic marked by its jutting nose, oval egg-crate grill and modest fins with distinctive bullet shaped pod taillights. The low roofline and driving position created a very sporty effect and the rear seat, although pointless for any other passengers except the smallest of children, created extra and ample luggage space for two in a sporty car when combined with the trunk with spare wheel inside. These handsome cars, along with Volvo's famously orthopedically designed seats, therefore proved to be both comfortable as well as good looking and handling cars, creating a successful combination.

This is one very rare and internationally highly desirable example of an obviously painstakingly restored with no expense spared and with superb attention to detail example of one of the finest stock and faithful to the original looking examples of one of the outstanding classic European cars of the late sixties, which has high repute amongst classic car collectors worldwide and obviously in particular European enthusiasts for both it's beautiful lines and cult status as a very collectible 1960's classic sports car.

A sure-fire investment that's sure to appreciate over the years for any classic sports car collector!

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