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1966 Volvo 1800

$ 29900

Engine:B20 custom
Number of Cylinders:4
Interior Color:Black
Fuel Type:Gasoline
Exterior Color:Gray
Vehicle Title:Clean
Drive Type:RWD
Body Type:Coupe
:“Custom rebuild”
Item status:In archive
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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”
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:
Carburetors rebuilt and tuned by California CarburetorProgressive Springs from
All suspension bushings
replaced with polyurethane and rubber
All new tie rods and
ball joints
New KYB shocks front and
Custom idler arm bush
designed and made by Vellios Machine Shop
New motor and
transmission mounts
Sachs clutch kit
balanced to flywheel
Aligned by Lee’s
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-upholsteryInterior rattles silenced by Santy Upholstery
All instruments
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
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
This car is in excellent
functional condition and can be driven without hesitation.  Being a
classic car, there always a few things that could use some attention. 
Here are the things that I see as issues with the car:
There is no audio system currently in the car.  The car previously had a vintage radio installed, and there is room for a new installation.
One corner of the
passenger door and one corner of the trunk are a slightly out of line with the body.  It
should be a small job for a body shop to align them more closely.
The hood should be heat
shielded at some point, to protect the paint.  Similarly, the cabin roof
could be insulated to keep the interior more comfortable. 
Front orange turn lights
have slight mismatch.  
The window sprayers
work, but not particularly well.  I don’t use them because I don’t want water
sitting on the car, nor do I let the car get that dirty.  The cap on the
wash reservoir doesn’t match the bottle.  I wouldn’t bother with either of these.
There are three chips in
the clear coat less than 1.5mm.  There is one scratch, about 1” long below
driver door that goes into the color coat.
The rear differential oil probably
hasn’t been flushed in a while, and so I would suggest doing that at some
The seat belts are
probably original, and would
consider replacing them at some point. 
Further notes on the
The wheels I put on the
car are wider than the original, so the front wheels rub on the sway bar when
doing a three point turn, at speeds less than 5mph.  They don’t rub during
normal driving, and the rubbing hasn’t damaged the paint nor wheel. 
This car has poor rain
runoff management, in that it can collect water in a couple spots and thus eventually could rust.  I would not store this car where it can
get wet.
The dash cover and door
bolsters are plastic, not fabric.
This car has no AC
system.  You could have one custom installed, and there is some room in
the engine bay for a compressor, but something else would probably have to be
moved, making it an expensive job.  I just keep the windows down.
I have a collection of
spare parts and manuals (printed and electronic) that I will include with the
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.

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Item ID: 150939
Sale price: $ 29900
Car location: Redondo Beach, California, United States
For sale by: Private Seller
Last update: 18.04.2020
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