1971 Volvo P1800E LHD Project

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  • Partly completed restoration project 
  • The hard work on the body has already been done 
  • Complete car and desirable fuel injected model 
  • Pretty P1800 coupe styling amongst Volvo’s best 
  • Original Canadian LHD car

The Appeal 

For a firm known for its boxy, sensible saloons, the idea of building a pretty sports coupe might seem an unusual one. But as part of its assault on the North American market, that’s exactly what Volvo decided to do.

The P1800 was the firm’s second attempt at a sports car. Thanks to pretty Frua styling - actually penned by a Volvo designer seconded to the firm - and decent handling and power, it was a considerable success.

Here is a great opportunity to build a P1800E exactly as you want it. A restoration project where the bodywork refurbishment has already been done, it is a complete car with original engine and trim. If you fancy an interesting project with a very stylish, rewarding car at the end of it, this is for you. 

The History and Paperwork

  • We are told that this is a 1971 P1800E with the fuel injected 2litre engine 
  • Bodywork has been restored using original Volvo panels 
  • Original engine and black interior with car the car
  • Requires reassembling and painting 
  • We are told that the car is complete 

The Interior

  • The interior has been removed from the car 
  • We are told that the original interior is with the car and is black 
  • Unfortunately we are unable to report on the condition of the interior 

The Exterior

  • Restored using original Volvo parts 
  • Finished in primer
  • Stripped of most of the glass and trim 
  • Body removed from running gear 
  • Will require repainting and reassembly 

The Mechanics 

  • Supplied with what we are told is the original 2litre fuel injected engine 
  • Appears to be an automatic gearbox car
  • Engine and running gear removed from body and require reassembly 


The P1800 is one of classic motoring’s more unusual and distinctive cars. Very usable thanks to excellent reliability - an American P1800 is the highest mileage privately owned car in the world - they are sought after by enthusiasts.

Here is a rare opportunity to acquire a restoration project where most of the hard work has already been done. As such it is ready to finish however you wish. 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1971
  • Make Volvo
  • Model P1800
  • Colour Grey
  • Odometer
  • Engine size 2000
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Montreal
  • Country Canada

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