1965 Volvo P1800 Review
Volvo 1800s — When new a not so quick car with good looks. Acceleration could have been a lot better but was easy to improve. Bodies poorly assembled by Jensen 1961-1963 should be avoided at any cost. Unless you find a low mileage car, early cars do have the looks. P1800 lost most of the looks in 1967 but performance got better until production ended with 1800E in 1973.
Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)
Pros: Nice looks, easy to modify, reliable driver
Cons: Heavy, a two-seater
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