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Volvo 1800 Gold Portfolio 1960-73 (Brooklands Books) (1992 Paperback)


£25.00

(Brooklands Books Road Tests Series)

Very Good condition used 1992 Paperback Edition.

Published by Brooklands Books Ltd, England.
Compiled by R.M. Clarke.
ISBN: 1855201305.
Approx. dims: 270mm h x 200mm w x 11mm d.

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Volvo 1800 Gold Portfolio 1960-73 (Brooklands Books Road Tests Series)

Condition and Description:

Very Good condition used 1992 Paperback Edition.

Published by Brooklands Books Ltd, Surrey, England.
Compiled by R.M. Clarke.
ISBN: 1855201305.
Approx. dims: 270mm h x 200mm w x 11mm d.

Intact clean condition pictorial covers with some creasing to corners, slight rubbing and slight signs of handling. Intact spine. 172 clean slightly tanned inside pages of English text with b&w photo illustrations and diagrams, no inscriptions. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of Volvo 1800 Gold Portfolio 1960-73:

Included in this book: Road Tests; New Model Introductions; Specifications; Road Research Report; Driving Impressions; Technical Data; P1800; 1800S; 1800E; 1800ES.

The Volvo P1800 was the only coupe produced in the post-war era in any volume by a Swedish company. The P1800 actually created some emotion where Volvo cars were concerned because it had some style even if by the time it was released in 1961 fins were somewhat passé. But it did retain those traditional Volvo virtues of ruggedness beyond the call of duty, reliability and low running costs. For the first 2 years of production the P1800 was built by Jensen at their West Bromwich factory but in 1963 the total construction of the car was taken over by Volvo themselves. Remarkably little changed with the P1800 apart from minor accessory changes until the 2-litre B20 engine was introduced in 1968 in carburettor form and a year later with the ubiquitous Bosch electronic fuel injection system. Power rose 30 bhp and performance became quite spritely, it would run from 0-60 mph in 9.1 seconds and do 124 mph!

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