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Custom 1966 Volvo P1800s 1800

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: Other
  • SubModel: P1800
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year: 1966
  • Mileage: 310
  • VIN: 18625
  • Color: Gray
  • Engine size: B20 custom
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Redondo Beach, California, United States


Custom 1966 Volvo P1800s

At 50 years old, this car has been built to last another 50.I’m only selling it due to my permanent relocation overseas.Currently registered in California, insured and with a clean title.

A few quick highlights:

Custom engine built by Phil Singer, the top vintage Volvo engine builder:B20 engine 0.040” overbore and head flow ported.Ross Racing pistons and a Volvo “D” camshaft.

All new upholstery by Santiago Gil, one of the best in Los Angeles.

New custom paint and body work, from bare metal.

Custom wheel fitment by Jewel Tire.

Garage stored always.

All machine work done by Vellios Machine Shop – true experts.

This car has been completely rebuilt.Here is a partial list of the many things that have been done:

Progressive Springs from V-Performance

All suspension bushings replaced with polyurethane and rubber

All new tie rods and ball joints

New KYB shocks front and rear

Custom idler arm bush designed and made by Vellios Machine Shop

New motor and transmission mounts

Sachsclutchkit balanced to flywheel

Aligned by Lee’s Automotive

Crossmember reinforced at shock mounts, stripped and powder coated

Rebuilt starter motor and alternator at Rotex

Radiator tested and repaired by Crandal Radiator;new radiator cap

New PIAA dual-tone horn

All new upholstery: seats to original design, floor and trunk matts, door panels

Interior completely covered with Dynamat to deaden sound before re-upholstery

All instruments repaired/rebuild

Brake system rebuilt.New front brake calipers, front rotors, new pads front and back, new flex lines and rear brake cables, rear brake drums, rear cylinders, rear limit straps.

New master cylinder and Powertune/Lockheed brake booster

Rear brake proportioning valve rebuilt, new seals

New drive shaft U-joints

New gaskets throughout

Carburetor cleaned and tuned by California Carburetor

Engine bay cleaned, rust removed and repainted

All rubber seals replaced: windows, doors, hood, trunk and bumper, foot pedals, shifter, firewall, etc.

New, modern tires – Michelin Premier A/S 195/65R15

Custom wheel fitment – Katana TM1 by Jewel Tire

Trim and bumpers powder coated gloss black by Verne’s Chrome

New side window channel felt and scrapers

New front windshield

Extra set of keys made.Keylocks matched.

New exhaust pipe and mufflers, new rubber hangers

Gas tank cleaned and lined by Gardena A/C & Radiator Service

Exhaust header Ceramic coated for reduced heat in engine bay

Steering wheel leather wrapped by Amadeus Upholstery

New steering coupler

Windows tinted to 35%

New satin car cover

Here are some things that could still be done to the car:

Install audio system

Install air conditioning

Install electronic ignition and have carburetors rebuilt.This would net a small improvement in power and idle, but probably isn’t worth the cost.

Get black California plates.

Damp a few minor interior rattles.

This car has been completely disassembled, repaired and rebuilt with the utmost care.The above list does not include the many, many little parts that had to be replaced or repaired along the way.I hope you will appreciate it as much as I have.