CLASSIC | Volvo Sport P1900 Prototype

Volvo 2-seated sports car with a body made of fiberglass-reinforced polyester in 1954 and later started production in 1956. The Sport P1900 was hit with many setbacks and finally ended production in 1957, a year later by this time, 67 cars had been built and history was made.

The car was based on main components from the Volvo PV444, but it was built on a separate tubular frame. The engine was a developed version of the 4-cylinder, 1.4-litre engine from the PV444. Using twin carburetors, a different camshaft, larger intake valves and higher compression, the engine of the Sport developed 70 bhp. This 70 bhp engine was also used in the 1957 Volvo PV444 destined for the US market. It gave the PV444 good performance and the model was sold as “The family sports car” but was far too expensive in relation to the competition.

Model: Sport
Produced: 67
Body: Open 2-seater
Engine: 4-cylinder, in-line, 1,414 cc, 75 x 80 mm, 70 bhp at 5,500rpm
Transmission: 3-speed manual with floor-mounted gear lever
Brakes: Hydraulic, drums on all wheels
Dimensions: Total length 422 cm, wheelbase 240 cm.



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