The Volvo P1900 was a sports car by the Swedish automaker Volvo, which was introduced in 1954 and produced from 1956 to 1957 in very small quantities. Instead of the planned 300 only 67 were built.
Sportsmanship was associated until 1954, not with Volvo, Assar Gabrielsson but wanted to change that. He was fascinated by the possibilities of the new technology of fiberglass-reinforced plastic in the body shop and took on a business trip in 1953, negotiations with the company-saving glass, which also built the body of early 1953 featured Chevrolet Corvette.
The built-in P1900 four-cylinder engine B14B, which was based on the B4B engine of the PV444, had a displacement of 1414cc and made 51 kW (70hp SAE) at 5500 rpm. Thus, the only 969kg heavy car came to a top speed of 150km/h
The extremely short development time of just two years, according to Volvo, the car took to the streets, should take its toll. 1957 Volvo borrowed time new CEO Gunnar Engellau a P1900 over the weekend and is, according to legend have stopped at the next Monday morning as the first production since the car was far from the quality standards that are demanded at Volvo. The frame was not stiff enough, the plastic body is not tight and not crafted.
In addition, although the public interest was wanted at the new P1900 very large, buy the car that did not fit in at that time the Volvo range, but almost no one. With nearly 20,000, – SEK he was also twice as expensive as a PV444.
The sales figures were disappointing for the Swedish car manufacturer, the production too expensive, the quality abysmal. In 1956 44 and 1957 23 vehicles were produced. Some years later it was recognized that a VIN was probably forgive twice, so it was probably even 68 cars built. In Sweden, the buyer expected another car, the production was therefore soon set.
Of the few P1900, sold, there are still about 50 pieces worldwide, most of them restored and fully functional.
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