collapse

www.dimecitycycles.com

https://www.townmoto.com/collections/vanson-leathers


www.restocycle.com

www.CITYLIMITMOTO.com

www.jadusmotorcycleparts.com

www.bisonmotorsports.com

www.speedmotoco.com

www.lostapostlejewelry.com

www.cognitomoto.com

www.sparckmoto.com

www.pistonsociety.com

www.steeltowngarage.com


Author Topic: 1964 Volvo 1800S  (Read 3608 times)

Offline kauai1800

  • Posts: 39
1964 Volvo 1800S
« on: Dec 09, 2012, 17:38:50 »
This is my cage...1964 Volvo 1800S.
Rebuilding a 1981 Honda CBX for as cheap as possible: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=46201.0

Offline jay_kent

  • Posts: 1297
  • 1979 cb650
    • Cafe build blog
Re: 1964 Volvo 1800S
« Reply #1 on: Dec 09, 2012, 21:18:08 »
yep, on my list vehicle bucket list for sure. beautiful car.
DTT build thread - here
More pics at my Cafe build blog - Here

"And yeah David...you're pretty much bugshit nuts just like the rest of us." ~Swagger

Offline Habanero52

  • Posts: 551
  • The Race......is only with yourself!
Re: 1964 Volvo 1800S
« Reply #2 on: Dec 09, 2012, 21:34:19 »
Sweet!!!!!! 8)
Habanero52
Speed cost....How fast do you want to spend?
Follow the dream.
Why does life get in the way?

Offline jbrtwork

  • Posts: 183
Re: 1964 Volvo 1800S
« Reply #3 on: Dec 10, 2012, 03:12:38 »
Every time I see one of those, I think of Roger Moore in The Saint.
"It's a test, designed to provoke an emotional response... Shall we continue?"


Offline kauai1800

  • Posts: 39
Re: 1964 Volvo 1800S
« Reply #5 on: Dec 10, 2012, 16:31:02 »
Thanks for the kind words.
I've had it for 6 years and love it. Prices are still pretty good ($5-15k) but for the first time I'm seeing signs the price is going to head up into the 20s soon. Highly recommended for a "starter" classic car...cheap and easy to fix. Plenty of spares on eBay. Most important thing on these cars is getting good body with as little rust as possible. Amazons are cool too.
Rebuilding a 1981 Honda CBX for as cheap as possible: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=46201.0


Offline dstrax

  • Posts: 61
    • my art blog
Re: 1964 Volvo 1800S
« Reply #7 on: Dec 10, 2012, 17:02:04 »
that is a good looking car!
On my list for sure. Think i might go for a station wagon though
-Tim

XS650 project (http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=44895.0)
XT350 Next in line
BMW R26 In parts

Offline VonYinzer

  • DTT SUPPORTER
  • *
  • Posts: 18365
Re: 1964 Volvo 1800S
« Reply #8 on: Dec 10, 2012, 17:16:19 »
Love it. Very high on my list of favorite vintage rides.
Like a river that don't know where it's flowin'
I took a wrong turn and just kept goin'

Offline Corsair

  • Posts: 150
  • Not a Purist...just Traditional
    • Ground Up Cafe' Racer
Re: 1964 Volvo 1800S
« Reply #9 on: Dec 10, 2012, 20:50:11 »
probably the best looking car volvo would build for the next 40 years...sweet ride!

Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk 2


Offline Blasbo

  • Posts: 7
1964 Volvo 1800S
« Reply #10 on: Dec 10, 2012, 21:01:49 »
I had a '68 145 when I was in college. Not much on style especially compared to an 1800 but I loved that car! It was made "to go" and go and go.

Offline kauai1800

  • Posts: 39
Re: 1964 Volvo 1800S
« Reply #11 on: Dec 12, 2012, 01:09:21 »
I am humbled. Thanks.

If you like to fix shit, these cars are under $3000 every day in semi-beat condition. $1500 even. Get one and have a ball. Check IPD.com and look at what you can get for it or any old Volvo.
Easy to get at all the mechanicals...but bodywork is kinda a beast cus it's so curvy.
4 cylinder 1.8 and the Abarth exhaust sounds great.
The styling was done by Frua during the same time it designed cool-ass cars like the Maserati 3500GT - which looks almost identical and costs between $150-250K! Yea that's like 50x more...

And the ES1800 wagon is slick too - it's often considered the first "crossover" vehicle made.
Rebuilding a 1981 Honda CBX for as cheap as possible: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=46201.0

Offline timeconsuming

  • Posts: 161
  • Foolish until proven intelligent.
Re: 1964 Volvo 1800S
« Reply #12 on: Jan 05, 2013, 13:31:35 »
You just can't get curves like that in modern cars. Subtle beauty in those lines.
“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.”

Offline jh321

  • Posts: 75
Re: 1964 Volvo 1800S
« Reply #13 on: Mar 31, 2013, 22:44:44 »
God damn... Beautiful cars like this never cease to amaze me. Car design has gone the wrong way ever since those days

Offline legitmw

  • Posts: 187
Re: 1964 Volvo 1800S
« Reply #14 on: Apr 10, 2013, 14:33:16 »
That is freaking gorgeous.
“Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.” - Mad Dog Mattis

Offline orrible-64

  • Posts: 713
Re: 1964 Volvo 1800S
« Reply #15 on: Aug 11, 2014, 05:57:21 »
Would like your car with my motor. 1983 Volvo turbo 760. What a blast that would be

Offline twinsorin

  • DTT SUPPORTER
  • *
  • Posts: 27
Re: 1964 Volvo 1800S
« Reply #16 on: Aug 11, 2014, 12:41:58 »
I had a p1800 and a 122s (Amazon).  Same drive trains and very easy to work on.  P1800 has no open body seams except where doors and hoods meet the body.  Great car and the drive trains are near indestructible with that old European idea of sports cars: moderate motors, moderate handling and great looks.  Thanks for sharing yours with us.

David
"If you don't go when you want to go, when you do go, you'll find you've gone. "

Offline James Hart

  • Posts: 50
Re: 1964 Volvo 1800S
« Reply #17 on: Jan 09, 2015, 11:23:32 »
My first car was a 1969 P1800... black with red vinyl interior.