HARD TO FIND P1800S, ORIGINAL 1.8L MOTOR, TUSCAN YELLOW, INCREDIBLE FIND!
The Volvo P1800S coupe has remained high collector's desirability lists because it is that rare vehicle that is both distinctly styled and timelessly European. So when you can get such a compete example as this 1966 coupe that's also at such a nice price, you can let both practicality and passion guide you.
The reason the P1800S is so coveted is it carries a higher level of craftsmanship. The front end has an attractive presence that could have come from Italian design houses like Vignale or Ghia. You can also see the quality in the profile. The full-length trim line starts at the rounded front end and has a kick-up in the door panel – that's the kind of expensive and time-consuming manufacturing that could only come from choosing artistry over efficiency. It ends as part of the integrated hint of tailfin at the rear. Combined with a quality respray of the factory-correct Tuscan Yellow, the full effect is something both masculine and beautiful all at the same time.
The beige interior has good tones that coordinate well with the exterior paint. The bucket seats not only look good, but they retain the factory-style thigh bolstering. That might seem like a small detail, but it was proof that Volvo wanted you to use these for grand touring. The dual-spoke steering wheel gives you a commanding view of the large Smiths speedo and tach. And the way the full gauge package is presented across the textured metal dash feels like pure artwork. It's this kind of distinct presentation straight from the factory that instantly lets you understand why there are people who are so passionate about their Volvos.
Under the hood is the original 1.8-liter motor, and it looks great with its red block, bright valve cover, and dual carbs. These are amazingly strong motors, and so while the body looks sporting, the P1800S has also earned a reputation for being as tough as a tank. This robust powerplant is mated to a four-speed manual transmission with overdrive for the best control that can also instantly settle into easy driving. In fact, the P1800S is a great grand touring machine. The engine is not built for all-out speed, and so the suspension is tuned to ride better than most vintage sports cars you know. Add in front disc brakes, and this Volvo is the comfortable classic you can take for a cruise anywhere.
The P1800S has a timeless desirability that comes from Italian-like style with Swedish sensibilities. So in a market that keeps driving up the prices on these coupes, it will be a while before you ever find something so complete that also this affordable. Don't miss out, call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Cassette Player
- Numbers Matching
- Vinyl Interior
- Exterior Color
- Tuscan Yellow
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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