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Corvette With Volvo P1800 Bits and Bobs Looks Neat

The fourth generation of the Corvette was a car of many firsts and Chevrolet’s halo model from 1984 to 1996. In a similar manner, the Volvo P1800 is more than just Simon Templar’s means of transport in The Saint. What do you get when you bring these two characters together? The Volvette 1800, apparently.
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Currently listed on eBay, the highest bid on the C4 Corvette with 1967 Volvo P1800 bits stands at $20,200 at the time of writing this story. The reserve hasn’t been met yet, so there’s a little chance for you to make the curious-looking Volvette 1800 yours.

Despite the Volvo Green paint and 178,000 miles (286,483 km) on the clock, that’s a fully operational LT1 small-block V8 engine under the hood. Its 5.7 liters of displacement were good enough for 300 horsepower and 330 lb-ft (447 Nm) of twist when the 1992 Chevrolet Corvette was a brand new car.

According to the owner, “the body panels of the Corvette were modified and/or replaced with the Volvo 1800 body parts to create a vehicle that appears to be a modern looking Volvo 1800, but with all the amenities of a modern vehicle.” Titled and licensed as a 1992 Corvette, the car was featured in the Volvo magazine Rolling.

Amenities like the automatic transmission, air conditioning and heater, power steering, power seats and windows are all functional. The Volvette wears 17-inch Avon M600 tires mounted on Corvette wheels. If the lucky winner of the eBay bidding war buys it for 30 grand, that’s still better value than a standard 2015 Mazda CX-9 with a V6. Your choice: a unique creation with V8 oomph or a 4x4 family hauler.

 
 
 
 
 

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