Volvo P1800 coupe 1961 BOEING STEARMAN zw.psd
The Volvo P1800 Coupe from'1961 has to be one of the most stylish and successful cars from Volvo's short history. Built as an extremely lightweight sports car with a hard body and a powerful engine, it was meant to compete with sports cars of its time. Volvo however had no intention of building such a car and in fact started the process of creating this new line just two years before the Volvo P1800 coupe was born. However, what started off as just a concept turned into the company's most successful model ever, with Volvo logging five hundred thousand sales for their sedans in just ten years.
Although the name of the coupe was chosen quite arbitrarily, it was meant to be a 'halo effect' - something sleek and sexy that hid any under-steering issues and which also hid all the awful things about a Volvo. As such, the designers went for a very streamlined, flat, and long body style with sharp, clean lines. The result was a spectacular automobile that not only looked great but performed well, thanks to clever engineering. Even today, Volvo's P1800 coupe models are known for being fun and fast cars, capable of reaching speeds of almost seventy kilometers per hour.
The production of Volvo P1800 Coupe from'1961 was limited to just fifty examples due to a manufacturing constraint. Today these cars are very popular among collectors around the world. They are also sought after by younger people, who like the sleekness of this model and the simple yet elegant design. Many private owners even buy and sell them to get back some of the investment money they have made on the Volvo P1800 Coupe from'1961'.