Lot 229 - 1970 Volvo 1800E Coupé

Lot 229 - 1970 Volvo 1800E Coupé

Lot 229 - 1970 Volvo 1800E Coupé

Lot Number 229
Registration BPE 1H
Chassis Number 184352T
Engine Number 210
Odometer reading 15,845 miles
Result Sold
  • Beautifully restored to its original specification
  • Extensive history file following the car back many years
  • Well known within the Volvo Owners Club

With truly international credentials, this modern departure from Volvo’s standard fare was planned in Sweden, built both in the UK and Sweden but designed by a Swede working at Carrozzeria Frua in Italy. Given the streamlined and elegant lines that adorn this model, it was produced both as a two-door coupé and latterly as a shooting brake. Initially marketed as a P1800S, the ‘S’ standing for Sweden, the power output was increased in 1970 with the addition of Bosch fuel injection hence P1800E, the ‘E’ standing for Einspritzung, the German for fuel injection allowing for a top speed of, incredibly for the time, 118mph.

Supplied in Inca yellow with a contrasting black leatherette trim, the quality here is clear to see. Maintenance has been relentless over the years with very little reference to cost. As a result, the history file is extensive with numerous invoices, old MoT test certificates, original owners handbook and detailed information including engine-rebuilds, fuel systems overhaul, much additional mechanical work with, in 2016, all sills and outriggers replaced with a CD detailing works done including paint. With only 58 P1800E models registered with the DVLA (of which 32 are declared SORN), this is a rare car, even more so in this outstanding condition and they are quickly rising in popularity as a great 70's icon. There is little wonder why this was the motorcar of choice by the most elegant of detectives, Simon Templar himself, in the long-running TV show, The Saint.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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