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Volvo P1800 ES + Overdrive '78

Volvo P1800 ES + Overdrive '78 (1978)

Reference ch0078
Make Volvo
Model P1800 ES + Overdrive '78
Type berline
Construction year 1978
KM 118894
Cilinder displacement 1986
Gears manual
Steering right hand drive

The Volvo P1800 was manufactured and marketed by Volvo Cars between 1961 and 1973. Originally a coupé  (1961–1972), it was also offered in a Shooting-brake configuration toward the end of its production (1972–1973).  Styling was by Pelle Petterson under the tutelage of Pietro Frua when Frua's studio was a subsidiary of the Italian carrozzeria Ghia, and the mechanicals were derived from Volvo's Amazon 122 series.  Marketed as a touring car rather than a sports car, the P1800 became widely known when driven by British  actor Roger Moore in the television series The Saint, which aired from 1962 to 1969.

Volvo introduced its final P1800 variant, the 1800ES, in 1972 as a two-door station wagon with a frameless, all-glass tailgate. The final design was chosen after two prototypes had been built by Sergio Coggiola and Pietro Frua.  Both Italian prototypes were considered too futuristic, and instead in-house designer Jan Wilsgaard's proposal, the Beach Car, was accepted. The ES engine was downgraded to 125 bhp (93 kW) by reducing the compression ratio with a thicker head gasket (engine variant B20F); although maximum power was slightly down the engine was less "peaky" and the car's on-the-road performance was actually improved.

  •  Specifications
  • Bodywork
  • Length : cm/in: 439/172.8
  • Width : cm/in: 170/128
  • Height : cm/in: 128
  • Wheelbase : cm/in : 245/96.5
  • Kerb weight: kg/lb : 1130/2491
  • Mechanics.
  • Displacement : straight-four 1986 cc/121 cu in, front-mounted
  • Valve gear : 8
  • Fuel system : Bosch injection
  • Gearbox : 4-speed manual + overdrive
  • Driving wheels : rear wheel drive
  • Right-hand drive
  • Maximum power : 127 hp/93 kW at 6000 rpm
  • Maximum torque : 180 Nm at 3500 rpm
  • Maximum speed : 185 km/h/115 mph
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