Volvo P1800

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Volvo P1800 The Saint

Volvo P1800

1960 - 1973
Country:
Sweden
Engine:
4 cyl.
Capacity:
1778/1986 cc
Power:
90-125 bhp
Transmission:
4 spd. man 3 spd. auto
Top Speed:
163-185 km/h
Number Built:
47,485
Collectability:
3 star
More respectable than 'sporting', the high-waisted P1800 has today become a very collectable car. A top speed on 160 km/h can be achieved, thanks primarily to the overdrive gearbox rather than the 4 cylinder motor.

The status of the car was undoubtedely enhanced by its appearance in the weekly television series "The Saint", then driven by the shows star Roger Moore (who also owned one in real life).

The 1800S was an entirely Volvo affair (previous vehicles being built by Jensen), and featured a more powerful motor and in 1969 fuel injection. Spot these cars by the lack of the "cow horn" bumers at the front.

Last of the series was the 1800ES (upgraded in response to the Reliant Scimitar GTE) and featured an extended roof line and rear hatch back. Production stopped in the early 70's.

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