• Mar 11, 2011
Remember Mattias Vöcks' design of a modern Volvo P1800? A member of forum Swedespeed.com sure does, and that person's using it as the inspiration for their own custom P1800.

It's not quite finished yet, but the results so far are quite impressive. The forum member is detailing the build and the car currently sports the hood scoop, recessed taillights and slanted headlamps found on the Vox P1800. An LS V8 from General Motors sits in the engine bay and the fenders are going to be opened up to accommodate larger wheels and tires. The builder is also incorporating the wide-open greenhouse on the Vox design, and working on a way to mimic the interior of the concept vehicle.

There are plenty of builds going on in forums across the Internet, but this is one that we're going to keep our eye on. Check out the progress over on Swedespeed.com. Thanks for the tip, Jack!

[Source: Swedespeed.com]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      YES! I'm a huge fan of the Amazon 122s, but I have a soft spot for the old P1800 as well. I don't care for that wheel choice, but I'd love to see people put more of the old Volvos on the road.
      Carlos
      • 3 Years Ago
      That is a beautiful car!
      • 3 Years Ago
      I swear, I think the GM small block V8 can be swapped into any car or truck ever made. And probably has been swapped. I love this.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I was just thinking that based on those rims the present is actually 2003.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh yes!
      • 3 Years Ago
      why a chevy v8 ? why not a new volvo engine
        • 3 Years Ago
        I was a General Motors Tech, and there are so many options for the LS engine.. The number for aftermarket performance and accessorie parts are really um-matched. The weight and size of the engine works great, and several different quality transmission options.

        The LS series engines are a bit over done, but there is really a reason for that.. You can individulize them, and make them fit pretty well any application.. They are very easy to be made to look right at home, so it was put higher on the 2nd choice list..
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh look, yet another chevy swap. How original.

      I LOVE P1800's. But I would love to see one done in a bit more original manner. The cars are pretty unique, and they deserve more. I have seen some Ford swaps before (289's mostly), and as I recall there are a few with turbo 4cyl's in them. Which would certainly allow the car to handle better (Not having all that weight up front).

      But I am sure this one will come out nice looking.
        • 3 Years Ago
        it's a $1000 junker. let the man do what he pleases.
      • 3 Years Ago
      P1800 FOR THE WIN!!
        • 3 Years Ago
        Ok so my picture used to be of my P1800, but for some reason Autoblog can never remember me... Bummer
      • 3 Years Ago
      You guys are so stupid. Can you not see that those rims are temporary? Look at the rear rim its different. He's using it because its crap.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The wheels are awful, yes. Honestly, I'd rather see a Volvo motor in it.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Bitches don't know the B18 is awesome.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Right, because Volvo never made any amazing inline 6s or even a couple V8s (B36 w/ B234 heads anyone?)
        • 3 Years Ago
        No you don't it would be a 4 banger ,with all its nasty sounds.The v8 is the way to go.
      Muff
      • 3 Years Ago
      HE started out trying to shoehorn a supra twin turbo motor before the Chevy choice came about. he's doing a lot and rather quickly for a project car. Everybody has their own intentions for a car they are building, it's their car and it's their choice on what to do. I really applaud him for taking a rendering and trying to get as close as he can without an outside builder. Try to hold the crappy comments until it's complete, anyone can hate but it harder to enjoy what's going on here.
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