Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1966
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Country VAT 
    GB
  • Chassis number 
    16846
  • Engine number 
    431
  • Lot number 
    89
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

- Manual Overdrive car supplied new by agents Mid-Surrey Motors (Byfleet) Ltd

- Restored 2007 - 2008 and sparingly used since purchase by the vendor in 2012

- Horizon Blue with Black interior

Based on a design exercise by the Swedish-born Pelle Petterson whilst working at Frua, the Volvo P1800 sports car was officially unveiled at the January 1960 Brussels Salon. Powered by a 1782cc OHV four-cylinder engine breathing through twin SU carburettors, allied to a four-speed manual gearbox, it was capable of over 100mph.

This most attractive manual overdrive example is finished in a rare shade of Horizon Blue which was only available for two years. Complimented by a black interior, the car was subject to a thorough restoration between 2007 and 2008 by a previous owner. Contract Paint Co of Winchester carried out any necessary welding and a bare-metal re-spray, while the brightwork was re-plated by the London Chroming Company. The front seats were retrimmed in leather and Moto-Lita of Thruxton, Hampshire supplied the wood-rim steering wheel. Mechanical work included an engine overhaul, re-bore and unleaded conversion by marque specialists Deaconcraft Limited of Chiswick whilst parts were sourced from Brookhouse Volvo of Ipswich. Since purchase by the vendor in 2012, LPC 942D has been sparingly used but regularly maintained. A good history file accompanies the car including handbooks and receipts for works carried out. This stylish Volvo is expected to possess a new MoT by the time of sale.