1965 Volvo P1800 S Coupe

Lot: 615

Sold for (£): 16,667
Offered for sale is a 1.8L 1965 Volvo P1800 S manual that has been with the current owner for the last 5 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 108 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Infrequently on the market as owners just love to keep them...


  • Possibly the most stylish Volvo ever made; the coupe made famous by 'The Saint'
  • From long-term ownership, most recently almost 5 years and prior owner over 24 years
  • Recommissioned including fully rebuilt engine, with only 200 miles done since completion
  • Brand new interior, new tyres all round, and stainless-steel bumpers with receipts supplied 
  • MoT valid until March 2019


Lot Details

Registration: EWF 486C RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1965 Engine size: 1.8L
Make: Volvo Odometer reading (miles): 91000
Model: P1800 S MOT expiry: 2019-03-06
Warranted: No Chassis number: 15020

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 108 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Solid bodywork with an aged patina, however there are some blemishes which would benefit from a touch up.


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


The interior has been renewed in the last two years including the carpets. Receipts provided.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


The engine has been totally re-built and has only covered 200 miles since rebuild. Receipts provided.


Gears: Drive-shaft:


There are no faults with the transmission that I am aware of.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


The front suspension has been replaced, the brakes have been overhauled, and it has four new tyres.


Minor: Major:

Vehicle History


I have owned the car just over 4 years, the previous owner had it 24 years, the last 10 years of which he had it in dry storage so when I took ownership I recommissioned the car which included having the engine totally rebuilt, carbs reconditioned, new engine mounts and radiator re-cored. Only done 200 miles since this work was undertaken.
Also the brakes overhauled, new front suspension and in the last 6 months new tyres all round.
The interior is all new and it has new stainless steel bumpers.
Receipts for all these items provided.
The body work is solid however it has an aged patina and age related blemishes which would benefit from touching up.
So the car is ready to go and enjoy for years to come and with only 130 registered in the UK an appreciating asset.

About the 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 its 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.
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 Every-day 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