Volvo P1800

The Volvo P1800 (pronounced eighteen-hundred) is a 2+2, front-engine, rear-drive sports car manufactured and marketed by Volvo Cars between 1961 and 1973. Originally a coupé (1961–1972), it was also offered in a shooting-brake configuration toward the end of its production (1972–1973).

Styling was by Pelle Petterson under the tutelage of Pietro Frua when Frua’s studio was a subsidiary of the Italian carrozzeria Ghia, and the mechanicals were derived from Volvo’s Amazon/122 series.

Marketed as a touring car rather than a sports car, the P1800 became widely known when driven by British actor Roger Moore in the television series The Saint, which aired from 1962 to 1969.

In 1998, an 1800S owned by Irv Gordon (1940–2018) was certified as the highest mileage private vehicle driven by the original owner in non-commercial service—having exceeded 3.25 million miles (over 5.23 million km) as of his death in 2018.

Assembly: Gothenburg (Sweden)

Years of production: 1961—1973

Production: 47,484 units

Length: 4350 mm

Width: 1700 mm

Height: 1280 mm

Engine: 4 cylinders; 1880 cc

Power: 100 HP

Max speed: 190 km/h

Fuel consumption: 9 l/100 km

Weight: 1130 kg

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