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1956 Volvo P1900
(Information was supplied by the owner of this car, Belgian member Guy Vermant)


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The most desirable old Volvo... But unfortunately the quality of this car didn't meet the Volvo standards, and that was the end of a unique roadster. It would take up more than 40 years, before Volvo launched another convertible: the C70. This car is from the production year 1957. Almost the entire 1957 production was sent to the US, also this car. It's the 3rd last made, with chassis 65 out of a total production of 67. I bought the car from a Volvo-specialist in Pennsylvania USA. He certainly can be called a P1900 specialist because he had owned 4 P1900's during the years. All of them he exported to Europe again. He bought the car in 1994 from an American Volvo dealer, who had the car in his showroom for at least 10 years. In the 70's the car was sold to North Carolina, by a Californian collector, named William D Albright. In a 1972 issue of "Competition Press and Autoweek" there was an article about this collector and his P1900's. Amazing is the fact that this Californian collector also had another P1900 together with
this car, that many years later both cars got back together at another collector, and that even more years later both cars were exported by the same Joe Lazenby of Pennsylvania to Europe. And now both cars are in Europe. One in Holland, and mine in Belgium. In the old pics you see both cars together. These pics must be from somewhere in the 70's.

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P1900
1957
B14A - 4 cyl  1414cc
70 HP
3 speed manual with floor shifter
Drums on all 4 wheels
Steel wheels 15 inch

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Volvosport P1900 by David Hunt
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Volvo P1900 - Classic Driver by Richard Holtz

 

 

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