Ever since Volvo built its very first car in 1927, the company has gained a reputation for safe, strong and reliable family cars.
Being renowned for family orientated cars certainly targeted a family market, and the thought of a sporty model from the Swedish Company seemed unusual.
But they did it anyway and that’s where the Volvo P1800 was born.
In 1960 at the Brussels Motor Show, the Volvo P1800 made its appearance, which was the beginning of a newfound image.
Volvo maintained its reputation for well-built cars, style and performance and the P1800 expanded on that reputation.
Although Volvo P1800s get less coverage in the classic press, they are a good drive, very useable and super tough too.
In saying that, the value of these vehicles has climbed in recent years so their desirability is being more and more recognised.
If you’re looking for a classic that you can use all year round, this is the car for you!
But hurry to get your hands on it, because the P1800 is more rare than you think, with less than 50,000 ever made and many of those have now rusted away.
Performance and specifications:
Engine 1986cc, four-cylinder
Power 130bhp @ 6000rpm
Torque 123lb ft @ 3500rpm
Top speed 112mph
Gearbox Four-speed manual/overdrive