Sold for £19,418
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: RCD 275G
Chassis No: 183352S
Based on a design exercise by the Swedish-born Pelle Petterson whilst under the tutelage of Pietro Frua when Frua's studio was a subsidiary of the Italian carrozzeria Ghia. The Volvo P1800 sports car was officially unveiled at the January 1960 Brussels Salon, clothed in a two-door monocoque bodyshell equipped with mechanicals derived from Volvo's Amazon/122 series, with independent front suspension, a coil-sprung 'live' rear axle and disc/drum brakes. Powered by a 1782cc OHV four-cylinder engine breathing through twin SU carburettors, allied to a four-speed manual gearbox, it was capable of over 100mph. The P1800 was immortalised in the 1960s ATV series 'The Saint' starring the late Sir Roger Moore. The 'S' in 'P1800S' refers to Sweden as the location for production post-1963. Earlier cars had in fact been constructed in the UK by Jensen. Regardless of engine size (post-1969 the B20 engine was used), all cars were designated '1800'.
Originally delivered in the United Kingdom, it was first registered on May 6th, 1969. The car boasts an elegant White exterior paired with a luxurious Red leather interior. Notably, it comes equipped with a full-length sunroof, adding to its charm, especially when the sun is out. Throughout its history, this car has had only four previous owners since its initial purchase. In previous ownership from 2002 until 2021, the 1800S was the subject of an extensive restoration. This comprehensive restoration included the fitting of genuine Volvo replacement panels, an engine rebuild with an unleaded conversion, and the installation of new brake and steering components. Despite the restoration work, the car has covered only a few thousand miles since the completion of the restoration seventeen years ago. It's important to note that while the current mileage reads just over 18,000, old MOT printouts on file suggest that the mileage reading may not be entirely accurate. Recently, the car has been serviced with a new fuel pump being fitted in the process and is currently in excellent driving condition. It comes with a well-documented history file and the current V5C Registration Document, providing an interesting record of its past. Recently serviced, this Volvo P1800S represents a rare opportunity to own a well-maintained and desirable classic Volvo with a rich history and with a great specification, in iconic White with Red trim and a folding sunroof.
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Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 29th Nov, 2023
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An auction of classic, collector and performance motorcars to be held in the beautiful surrounds of the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire.
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Tuesday 28th November 2023 from 12pm to 8pm
Wednesday 29th November 2023 from 9am
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