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1965 Volvo P1800 Coupe, Red on Black, beautifully restored

1965 Volvo P1800 --

Condition: Used
Make: Volvo
Model: P1800
Type: Coupe
Trim: --
Year: 1965
VIN: 15987
Color: Red
Engine: 1.8L B18
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: Coupe
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Bellevue, Washington, United States

Description for Volvo P1800 1965

This 1965 Volvo P1800 Coupe is completely restored and expertly finished in Bright Red with Black Interior. It's powered by a powered by a 1.8L B18 4-cylinder engine that's backed by a proper 4-speed manual. The engine features dual sidedraft carburetors that help produce 108hp through 1778cc's. With its very Italian look, (styling was by Pelle Petterson under the tutelage of Pietro Frua when Frua's studio was a subsidiary of the prestigious Italian carrozzeria Ghia), a proper manual gearbox and... race-inspired red exterior, this example is an attention grabber for sure and will transport you back in time. It has a beautifully shaped low roof and curvy lines. Up front is a Ferrari-style "eggcrate" grille, and the body lines flow out the back to modest tailfins at the rear that seem to hover above bullet-shaped pod taillights. Moving right on into the beautiful black interior, the cars Italian showing continues on with comfortable sport-inspired bucket seats and the simplicity in the dash creating a comfortable and pleasing cockpit that provides the perfect ambiance for a long drive. The color-matched wheels with polished beauty rings and wide-whites add the finishing touch to this sensational Volvo. This 53 year old Classic is sure to wow at any car show and will, most likely, be the only one there, as it is 1 of only 4,000 made. It's truly a classic unlike any other on the road. Don't miss the rare opportunity to add this stellar example to your collection.The Volvo P1800 sports coupe seemed to come out of nowhere. It took everyone by surprise when it arrived in 1961 because Volvo was considered a sober Swedish automaker known to most Americans for plain-looking, rugged family cars.Marketed as a stylish touring car rather than a sports car, the car was presented to the public for the first time at the Brussels Motor Show in January 1960. Volvo introduced the 1800 line in 1961 as a way to compete against European (and especially British) automakers in the sports car segment in the U.S. The idea was that it would offer luxury-caliber performance and styling at an affordable price. A series of cheeky advertorials ("It's sort of a souped-down Ferrari") bolstered the concept, but it was the car's mixed-European good looks that proved most compelling.The P1800 received prominence in the early 60's when a white 1962 Volvo P1800 with number plate ST1 was driven by the character Simon Templar (Roger Moore) in the hit TV series The Saint (1962--69). When asked to name his favorite "movie car" many years later, Moore said it was the Volvo P1800, commenting: "I have a great affection for the Volvo P1800, as, of course, I owned one, as well as used one in the series. It's a beautiful car." In 1998, a Volvo 1800S was certified as the highest mileage private vehicle driven by the original owner in non-commercial service --- having exceeded three million miles as of 2013.Undercarriage photos available: photos/parkplaceltd/albums/877-855-10303162538