1968 Volvo P1800S

1968 Volvo P1800S

Swedish-built 1800S with overdrive subject to an extensive restoration and one of the best presented P1800s we have ever offered.

  • GUIDE PRICE: £30,000 - £35,000

+ buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT)

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LIVE AUCTION: Saturday 23rd March | 11.00am GMT
  • BODY COLOUR
    Volvo Red
  • DRIVE
    RHD
  • Registration Number
    REG NUMBER
    PNL 18G

SUMMARY

Swedish-built 1800S with overdrive subject to an extensive restoration and one of the best presented P1800s we have ever offered.

DESCRIPTION

  • Based on the classic Volvo 121/122S platform, with the 108bhp four-cylinder unit from the B18
  • Pietro Frua-designed featuring classic Italian styling elements like the gradually sloping roofline, egg-crate grille, subtle tail fins and accent lines 
  • Described by some as the 'most beautiful Volvo of all time', this example bears a chance of being the very best presented in the UK today
  • The subject of an astonishing rebuild, at a cost of substantially more than its auction estimate today, there are invoices totalling more than £38,000 for the restoration of this car, and £10,000 plus on parts and we can see why
  • Acquired by our vendor around three years ago as an almost complete restoration, he set about a sympathetic completion of the project
  • Lovely interior. Original carpets and rear seats in excellent condition. New boot trims including rubber matting
  • Gearbox rebuilt 2023, overdrive fully functional. Fully rebuilt braking system, new copper lines, rear and front brakes all refurbished, brand new Girling replica servo. All suspension bushes and components new
  • Very well presented engine bay. The ancillaries have been extensively overhauled and replaced, as per the detailed condition report
  • All together this is a superb example of a beautiful car that would be at home in any collection of landmark European classics

SPECIFICATION

Make
VOLVO
Model
P1800S
Registration Number
PNL 18G
MOT Expiry
Exempt
Chassis Number
183352P028028
Transmission
Manual
Body Colour
Volvo Red

CCA VENDOR CONDITION REPORT

OVERALL:

121 / 130

Exterior


Bodywork:

Glass:

Paint:

Chrome:

Trim:

Remarks

Superb body and paint with only the odd blemish, underneath coated with 2 pack epoxy primer, then Gravitex and finally overpainted in body colour. Suspension arms and components all repainted black, all new bolts and fixings. External brightwork all new or re-plated

Interior


Door-Cards:

Carpets:

Seating:

Headlining:

Dashboard:

Boot:

Remarks

Re-trimmed front seats in 2023, original carpets and rear seats in excellent condition. New boot trims including rubber matting. Dials, dashboard & headlining are original and unrestored and as such show some ageing.

Engine


Components:

Appearance:

Starting:

Running:

Remarks

Engine painted in correct colour, many new ancillary parts including hoses, fuel pipes, rebuilt carburettors, freshly serviced, excellent runner.

Transmission


Gears:

Drive-Shaft:

Remarks

Gearbox rebuilt 2023, O/D fully functional

Running Gear


Axles:

Chassis:

Suspension:

Bearings:

Brakes:

Wheels & Tyres:

Remarks

Fully rebuilt braking system, new copper lines, rear and front brakes all refurbished, brand new Girling replica servo. All suspension bushes and components new.

Electrics


Minor:

Major:

Remarks

Brand new wiring loom, all electrics functional

Vehicle History

Remarks

Large folder of receipts for all work carried out since restoration began in 2017, small amount of documentation previous to this.


Restoration Notes

Full bodywork restoration by professional bodyshop from 2017-2019, receipts totalling £33,000 for body & paint alone. Subsequent reassembly from 2020-2023, with vast amount of new parts, all new brakes, suspension, trim etc. Rebuilt gearbox, re-trimmed front seats, brand new period geniune Minilite alloy wheels with Blockley tyres. Receipts for parts and labour approx £25,000 as well as many hundreds of non receipted reassembly hours.

About the CCA Vendor Condition Report


A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review their condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided. CCA will not entertain any disputes over vendor condition reports.

Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car

Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts

Good Everyday useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history

Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history

Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history

CONSIGNOR

Consignor

For further information regarding this lot please contact Gary.

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