Volvo P1800 with a B8444S V8

Volvo P1800 with a Volvo B8444S V8

This 1961 Volvo P1800 ES was built by Leif Tuvesson, founder of Caresto in Sweden. The project’s goal was to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the P1800 by upgrading it with modern performance while accentuating its appearance. To power the car Leif choose a 4.4 L B8444S V8 from a Volvo XC90. The all aluminum engine produces 315 hp and 325 lb-ft (440 Nm) of torque. Connected to a the engine is a Volvo 960 transmission and a BMW rear end. To give the car an aggressive appearance the car was lowered and the grill was moved down and angled back while the front bumper was moved forward and down. Also a panel in the back was modified to give a venturi tunnel while the sides were shaped to follow the exhaust pipes.

Volvo P1800 with a Volvo B8444S V8

Volvo P1800 with a Volvo B8444S V8

Volvo P1800 with a Volvo B8444S V8

Volvo P1800 with a Volvo B8444S V8

Volvo P1800 with a Volvo B8444S V8

Source: P1800GT.se and Caresto Cars Facebook page

3 Comments

  1. bgpzfm

    This variant, the 1800ES, aka the shooting brake, was produced only from mid-1971 until 1973; it was not produced in 1961. The early coupe versions were known as the P1800; later versions were designated 1800S, 1800E, or 1800ES as in this example.
    This is an extremely well executed rebuild and refurbishment, and details on how Caresto fit the B8444 to operate in a north-south configuration would be most interesting.

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