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Car Location: Deer Valley, Arizona
Asking Price: $23,000
- Model Year: 1968
- Body Style: Notch Coupe
- Trim: P1800S
- Odometer: Not Listed
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- Seller Type: Dealer
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Gateway Classic Cars of Scottsdale proudly welcomes this Classic Piece of History, a Gorgeous 1968 VOLVO P1800S!
This 68 Volvo P1800S has been recently painted (March 2019) with a beautiful PPG Guards Red, matching its historical look, while being complemented with a black interior and buckets seats. A fun car that starts right up, runs, drives and rides really nice. Believe me it does get the looks on the road and at the shows. If youre looking for a cool and unique collector, this car is for you!! The Volvo P1800S is a 2+2, front-engine, rear-drive sports car manufactured and marketed by Volvo Cars between 1961 and 1973.
Originally a coupe (1961-1972), it was altered into a shooting-brake for the duration of its production (1972-1973). Styling was by Pelle Petterson under the tutelage of Pietro Frua when Fruas studio was a subsidiary of the prestigious Italian Carrozzeria Ghia, and mechanicals derived from Volvos dependable Amazon/122 series.
Marketed as a stylish touring car rather than a sports car, the P1800 became widely known when driven by future James Bond actor Roger Moore in the hit television series The Saint which aired from 1962-1969. In 1998, an P1800S 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 three million miles (over 4.8 million km) as of 2013.
In 1966 the four-cylinder engine the factory updated to 115 bhp (86 kW). Top speed was 175 km/h (109 mph). The Volvo P1800S received prominence in the early 60s when a white 1962 Volvo P1800S 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 P1800S, commenting: I have a great affection for the Volvo P1800S, as, of course, I owned one, as well as used one in the series. Its a beautiful car and I still drive a Volvo to this day.
Additional options on this 1968 Volvo P1800S include; New Pioneer in-dash AM/FM CD player and rear speakers, New Weber Carb, New exhaust header & exhaust system, new front and rear gas shocks, scissor jack, lug wrench, spare tire, along with two spare steel wheels, Aluminum/Alloy wheels and vinyl interior. Dont miss your opportunity to own a piece of history in our Scottsdale Showroom. You can view this 1968 Volvo P1800S in greater detail, including HD pictures and an HD video of it running and driving at Gatewayclassiccars.com Scottsdale.
If you are interested in purchasing this vehicle or have more questions, our knowledgeable staff will always be quick to respond to any email inquiries sent to [hidden information] or you can contact us directly at the Scottsdale showroom, https://www.gatewayclassiccars.com/SCT/512/1968-Volvo-P1800-S