Lot 57 (The Pavilion Gardens, 27th November 2019)
Registration No: LNJ 78E
Chassis No: 23925
Mot Expiry: July 2020
- 3 previous keepers, 98,000 recorded miles and MOT'd into July 2020
- Green logbook, handbook, warranty and service booklet
- Offered with a collection of old MOT's and invoices
Based on a design exercise by the Swedish-born Pelle Petterson whilst working at Frua, the Volvo P1800 sports car was officially unveiled at the January 1960 Brussels Salon. Not entering production for a year, the newcomer's sleek two-door monocoque bodyshell was equipped with independent front suspension, a coil-sprung 'live' rear axle and disc / drum brakes. Powered by a 1782cc OHV four-cylinder engine (complete with five-bearing crankshaft and twin SU carburettors) allied to a four-speed manual gearbox, it was capable of over 100mph. A Sussex car all its life, the accompanying V5C records LNJ 78E has enjoyed just 3 owners in its 48 years. Finished in red with black leather and displaying some 98,000 miles the Volvo is offered with a nice history file including a green logbook, handbook, warranty and service booklet, assorted old MoTs and invoices.