1963 1800S in Victoria, BC

Going to Bring a Trailer!

Last Updated: 4/23/2024
Ad Source: Direct
Car Location: Victoria, British Columbia

Asking Price: $65,000 CAD/ $48,000 USD $59,000 CAD/ $42,700 USD

1963 Victoria BC

Car Features

  • Model Year: 1963
  • Body Style: Notch Coupe
  • Trim: P1800S
  • Odometer: 76,000
  • Engine: 1.8L B18

Contact Info

  • Seller Type: Private Owner
  • Name: Going to Bring a Trailer!
  • Phone: Going to Bring a Trailer!
  • Email: Going to Bring a Trailer!
  • Preferred Method: Not Specified

More Details & Pictures

The previous (and only other) owner of the car purchased it new in Montreal in 1963 and brought it to the west coast.

The car underwent a complete 2 year restoration, with no expense spared. My intent from the start was to keep the car as original as possible. The odometer is showing just over 72,000 miles. It runs beautifully, is a pleasure to drive and the car is a regular at local car shows and charity events. Volvo archives in Gothenburg has verified matching engine, gearbox, body numbers.

Copies of exhaustive records and photographs are available for any serious inquiries. Much of the car received new parts and equipment – 165 X 15” tires, windscreen, carpet and insulation, leather seat covers and headliner are just some of the more obvious changes. The car has a new fuel tank and fuel sending unit, re-chromed front and rear bumpers, rubber seals and grommets. New brake and clutch masters, new brake and fuel lines with fittings, rebuilt front callipers and new rear shoes. The brake servo was rebuilt and the vacuum tank (so often ignored) from inside the LH fender was removed, cleaned and painted. The car has a new hood (bonnet) insulation kit, a rebuilt heater box with a new core, and new upper and lower dash pads.

Driving Video

A Victoria professional machine shop’s work included machining the head, jet cleaning, deglazing the cylinders, installing new valve guides and hardened seats (allowing unleaded fuel).

The SU carburetors were rebuilt by Rhys Kent of Victoria. The rev-counter (tach), coolant/oil temp, speedo, oil pressure and fuel gauges cleaned and serviced. New bushings for sway bar, front suspension and new rear suspension limiting straps. OEM generator re-built by Brian Roberts Auto Electric.
Photos and records confirm that any and all rust was replaced with fresh metal.

The Italian inspiration that went into this classic’s design is evident at first glance.

Any questions about durability were put to rest with the late Irv Gordon’s Volvo 1800S which holds the Guinness world record for highest mileage for a privately owned automobile at over 3 million.

The Volvo 1800 is no stranger to TV and movies appearances. The model received a huge boost in the early 60’s when a white Volvo P1800 was driven in the BBC TV series The Saint (1962-69), making Roger Moore an international star. Several times when out and about, pedestrians have called out, “hey Simon Templer”, Roger’s character in the show. More recently, the car was highlighted in Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” with Tina Fey being driven in Los Angeles. Tom Hanks was in a beautiful white model in the movie “Bridge of Spies” and a keen eye will spot a ’66 1800S parked in the shadows on the side of the road toward the end of Tarantino’s classic “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.

TV’s (Chasing Classic Cars) Wayne Carini predicted prices of $100K so “if you want a good one, you better get one while you still can.” The interiors of these cars are ‘art deco’ like, and the chrome bezels around the gauges, teal green background on the instruments are unique. A 1964 1800S has been featured in “Hagerty Classic Cars – Weekly News.” Their video ride-along feature by Managing Director of Hagerty International, Angus Forsyth is worth watching for any aficionado.

The car is being offered for $42,700.00 USD (59,000.00 CDN). I am flexible but for entirely personal reasons, the car must be sold. I will answer any and all questions and I will assist with shipping (to Vancouver, BC) at no cost to the buyer.

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