Pick of the Day: 1967 Volvo 1800S, a sporty GT that’s stylish and reliable

Credit: Original article published by Classic Cars Journal.

One of my favorite GT cars of the 1960s is the Volvo 1800.  I owned a 1800S, and it was among the best classic sporting cars I ever had, as comfortable as it is stylish and offering Volvo reliability along with stunning styling.

Volvo produced the sporty coupe for three generations, from 1961-63 when the original P1800 model was built by Jensen in the UK, from 1964 with the Swedish-built 1800S, and from 1970 through ‘73 with fuel-injection as the 1800E and, finally, a good-looking 2-door wagon that was called the 1800ES.


The Pick of the Day is one of the second-series cars, a 1967 Volvo 1800S being advertised on ClassicCars.com by a private seller in North Falmouth, Massachusetts.

Finished in Burgundy with a black leather interior, the Volvo is described in the brief ad description as an excellent example that runs and drives well and makes a great cross-country cruiser.

The Volvo has its original dash and gauges, which all work except for the clock, the seller says, although there is no other information in the ad about the car’s restoration history. The chrome looks to be in great shape and the car looks very clean in the photos with the ad. The seller says the underside is also clean.

The Volvo appears to have its original 1.8-liter inline-4 engine under the hood, linked with 4-speed manual transmission and electric overdrive. The mileage is stated in the ad as 100,000. 


This 1800S is equipped with an aftermarket radio, though the seller has the original, the ad says, and wears aftermarket Minilite-style alloy wheels, with the original wheels also available.

The Volvo recently received a stainless-steel exhaust system, a new gas tank and fuel sender, and the SU carburetors have been rebuilt, the seller says. 

This 1800S is being offered for a fair $30,000, considering its apparent very-good condition. These are wonderful cars and becoming increasingly popular, so buy a nice one now or wait and pay more later.

To view this vehicle on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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