Volvo P1800S 1964
Volvo P1800S 1964
There are a handful of cars that are famous for their appearances on the TV screen. The Volvo P1800 with the registration plate ST1 is certainly one of them. In the cult series “The Saint” from the sixties, the legendary ex-James Bond, Roger Moore, took on the role of the main character Simon Templar, and his means of transport was none other than a white Volvo P1800.
It may be hard to believe that the Swedish brand, known for its angular designed and conservatively safe cars, created a curvaceous coupe that is considered among the most beautiful of all time.
Most people (me included) would assume that the letter S stands for “Sport”, in fact it stands for “Sverige” or Sweden in English. This letter was added to announce the move from the British production plants back to production plants in Gothenburg, Sweden.
I have limited history on this Volvo, I know that it was sold new here in Finland in 1964 and the previous owner owned the car for around 30 years. Something then happened to the owner and the car was sold at auction.
It was museum registered in 2009 with a recorded milage of 53593km, the current milage is 53601km..so driven just 8km in the last 11 years. It is hard to say whether it has driven 53t’km or 153t’km, you will need to come to your own conclusion after seeing all of the detailed photos.
The car has been checked over and serviced due to being stood still for so long, this included new carburettors. It was inspected recently (MOT/TUV) and passed without any issues, currently fully roadworthy and ready to be enjoyed.
I have had it up on the lift and taken many detailed photos of the underneath and chassis, it is rust free but is showing some signs of previous rust repairs.
It has had a respray. Still looks good but there are a few blemishes appearing, nothing mayor though. Most of the inside areas seem to be original paint, like under the bonnet.
The chrome work is extremely nice for a car of this age, only real flaw is a slight dent on the front grill.
Interior is genuinely nice, seats, carpet, roof lining, dashboard etc are all intact without any rips or cracks.
I have many detailed photos that can be supplied upon request.
UPDATE! I have managed to contact the previous owner, he was able to tell me a lot about the car and actually owned it for nearly 40 years. The car was resprayed on the outside in the 80’s, so around 40 years ago..and still looking this good. The front seats were recovered around 30 years ago. The engine was replaced with a factory replacement unit in the 90’s. The rear springs are not original, the car should sit lower at the back then what it does now.
This Volvo P1800S 1964 is in Finland and can be shipped worldwide!
Please know that I will help you in every way possible with the purchase. I have good contacts for shipping the vehicle all over the world. If you would like to come and view the vehicle before purchasing that would be great but if it isn’t possible to come and view I will do my best to give you as much information and as many photos as you require. I buy a lot from foreign countries, so I know exactly the situation you are in.
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