The Volvo 1800E goes faster, stops quicker, handles better and is even more comfortable than any other Volvo.
Which is what you expect of it. And, nicely enough, the 1800E has refined good looks. And its beauty is more than skin deep because the 1800E is, above all, a Volvo.
Nine out of every ten Volvos registered here in the last eleven years are still on the road.
That’s not a guarantee, but...
We sold our first 1800 sports car in 1961.
Since then the car has gone through thousands of engineering refinements and three designation changes : from P-1800 to 1800S and, in 1970 to 1800E.
This year we’re introducing the 1800ES. And while the shape is new and the designation is new, the engineering inside is not. It’s the result of an evolutionary process 11 years...
The Volvo 1800ES sports car was designed as an instrument of pleasure.
It’s intended for two people who want to get away from it all quickly and with all the luggage they need to take their time about coming home.
In building this car, we successfully resisted the temptation to impose our 145station wagon design on it.
Instead, we refined the shape of our 1800E sport’s car.
Volvo is best known for its tough and boxy sedans, but it has always had a sporty side to its character. The P1800 was Volvo’s first sports coupe and is a stylish-looking 2+2 with typical values of safety, quality and reliability.
Download: P1800 Brochure 1960...
The uniquely styled Volvo P1800 coupe was looking a little bit date by the start of the 1970s, so Volvo decided to spruce it up by adding a station wagon rear end. This improved luggage capacity.
P1800ES Brochure 1971...
The beautiful though underpowered P1800E was a triumph of style over performance. With a subtle but effective makeover and a stack of up-to-date Volvo parts, this 200-bhp car now has the brawn to match its looks.
The Volvo P 1800 is a car that attracts attention through the sheer beauty o f its handsome lines and its effortless sparkling performance both in dense city traffic and on the open highway.
The power unit in this graceful and luxurious car is a thoroughbred one hundred horse power unit driving through a fully synchronized gearbox while the suspension is well in keeping with the...
The engine for the Volvo P 1800, which is of completely new design, has the following specifications:
Four-cylinder overhead-valve engine
Bore = 3.313″ (84.14 mm)
Stroke = 3.15″ (80 mm)
Capacity = 108.5 cu.in. (1.78 liters)
Compression ratio = 9.5:1
Max. output = 100b.h.p.(SAE)at5500r.p.m.
Max. torque = 108 lb.ft. (15 kgm) at4000 r.p.m.
Twin 1′/4″ horizontal...