It is no secret that we love interesting cars as well as high quality, this P1800S is an example of both. The P1800 Sports Coupe seemed to come out of nowhere. It took everyone by surprise when it arrived in 1961 as Volvo was considered a sober Swedish automaker known to most Americans for plain looking, utilitarian family cars. The beautifully shaped low roof and curvaceous lines combined with a Ferrari-style “eggcrate” grill and modest tailfins was completely unexpected of Volvo, but the design was as wonderful as any car available at that time. The P1800 landed a leading role in the then hit television series, The Saint, where actor Roger Moore was widely seen dashing around in his yellow P1800 for 118 episodes. Road and Track magazine wrote, (P1800) “is a true sports car of a type we can expect to become extremely popular”.
GR Auto Gallery is thrilled to bring to market this stunning 1967 Volvo P1800 S for worldwide consideration. This is a 3 owner car that was purchased new on October 15 1967 in Windsor, Ontario. The car has been extensively restored in 1994 to resemble “The Saint”. It is finished in Pearl exterior paint over factory correct black leather interior. Since restoration, the car remained in the enthusiastic hands of the third owner where it was cared for, shown multiple times and invited to numerous meets, rally's , club events and shows. The also gained recognition on the cover of Volvo's Club worldwide publication, Rolling Magazine. Today, the car remains in fabulous condition in all areas as no detail was overlooked during the restoration coupled with the attention the car has received over the last 25 years. It is powered by its bullet proof, factory original B18 4 cylinder engine fed by its signature twin SU carburetors,, 4 speed transmission with overdrive and rear wheel drive. Other features of this P1800 is the Closed-Box-Type construction, front disc brakes, high back leather seats, ultra stylish Smiths Gauges, , original radio, Panasport Wheels, etc.
Mechanically, this P1800 is dialed in and a complete blast to drive. The car holds excellent oil pressure, great compression, no smoke and runs great. It shifts smoothly, demonstrates sure footedness with its taught suspension, and brakes straight and timely.
This 1967 Volvo P1800S is a must consider for any collector, enthusiast who values unique cars that possess design excellence. The P1800 is poised to significantly increase in value in the coming years and high quality, fully documented examples as the car offered here will benefit the most. This car is an opportunity. Documentation includes: Original Warranty and Service Booklet, Sales Liturature, Shop Manual, copy of Rolling Magazine with this car on the cover, history of repairs and restorations, photos of the restoration process and a host of other goodies.