Hangar Stored Since the Early Eighties: 1966 Volvo P1800S

In today’s economy, you have to stretch every dollar.  As enthusiasts of classic vehicles, we know that costs are soaring daily.  What if you could purchase a vehicle suitable for Cars and Coffee and the occasional Monday commute?  What… more»

Low Mileage Original: 1965 Volvo P1800

When you think of Volvo – you mostly think of the boxy wagons popular in the 1980s and 1990s, but before this was the ever-beautiful P1800. Styled by a subsidiary of Ghia, the P1800 has stood the test of… more»

Saintly California Car: 1965 Volvo 1800S

Roger Moore gained his fame from his long and somewhat campy portrayal of James Bond.  He did, however, earn his acting chops by playing a British spy of sorts in the television series “The Saint.”  While that portrayal probably… more»

1967 Volvo P1800 Project With Title

Before Volvo earned highly-favored status among safety snobs who didn’t mind driving an indestructible brick-shaped conveyance, Volvo struck gold with a more sporting steed, its gorgeous Italian-styled mini-GT, the P1800. Exuberantly offered “with title!” this 1967 Volvo P1800 wears… more»

Jensen Edition: 1963 Volvo P1800

When was the Swedish-built Volvo P1800 sports car not a product of Sweden? When it was built by Jensen in England for the first 6,000 copies. This example is one of them and it was a barn find that’s… more»

No Reserve Project: 1972 Volvo 1800ES

With the production of its P1800 series nearing the end, Volvo introduced one final variant in 1972, a sports wagon they called the 1800ES.  The ES had a short run lasting only two years, and by 1973 it was… more»

No Reserve Sports Wagon: 1973 Volvo 1800ES

After already having been in production since 1961, Volvo introduced the final variation based on its P1800 series in 1972, the 1800ES.  The car was styled as a sporty wagon, and for the final year of production in 1973,… more»

Saintly Swede: 1964 Volvo P1800S

Volvo is not the first marque to come to mind when one thinks of the great sports cars of the 1960s. Yet their sole commercial success in this arena was groundbreaking: just look at this 1964 Volvo P1800S. Located… more»

Jensen Built: 1961 Volvo P1800

Necessity is the mother of invention. When the P1800 was under development, Volvo’s original intention was for the cars to be built by Karmann. However, clashing contracts with Volkswagen left that company unwilling to take on the project. Eventually,… more»

Parked in ’92: 1970 Volvo 1800E Coupe

Volvo may have a reputation for building boxy vehicles, but the 1800 is an exception – Swedish designer Pelle Petterson designed the car while he was a student of Italian coachbuilder and designer Pietro Frua, which contributes to its… more»

British Built Swede: 1962 Volvo P1800

After sitting parked in a barn in Olympia, Washington for the past 26-years, this 1962 Volvo P1800 is looking for a new home. The early P1800s were built under contract for Volvo by Jensen, but when the deal turned… more»

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