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3 previous keepers and c.97,000 miles
- Green logbook, handbook, warranty and service booklet
- Assorted old MoTs and service history
Based on a design exercise by the Swedish-born Pelle Petterson whilst working at Frua, the Volvo P1800 sports car was officially unveiled at the January 1960 Brussels Salon. Not entering production for a year, the newcomer's sleek two-door monocoque bodyshell was equipped with independent front suspension, a coil-sprung 'live' rear axle and disc / drum brakes. Powered by a 1782cc OHV four-cylinder engine (complete with five-bearing crankshaft and twin SU carburettors) allied to a four-speed manual gearbox, it was capable of over 100mph. A Sussex car all its life, the accompanying V5C records LNJ 78E has enjoyed just 3 owners in its 48 years. Finished in red with black leather and displaying some 97,000 miles, the vendor describes it as being in "very good" condition regarding its bodywork, paint and engine, whilst the interior shows some signs of use commensurate with its age. Offered with a nice history file including a green logbook, handbook, warranty and service booklet, assorted old MoTs and invoices.