GTP Cool Wall: 1956-1957 Volvo P1900

Discussion in 'Cars in General' started by GranTurNismo, Oct 18, 2019.

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1956-1957 Volvo P1900

Poll closed Oct 28, 2019.
  1. Sub-Zero

    14.0%
  2. Cool

    44.2%
  3. Meh

    16.3%
  4. Uncool

    20.9%
  5. Seriously Uncool

    4.7%
  1. GranTurNismo

    GranTurNismo Premium

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    1956-1957 Volvo P1900 nominated by @Snikle

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    Body Style:
    2-door convertible
    Engine: 1.4L I4
    Power: 70hp
    Torque: 81 lb-ft
    Weight: 850kg
    Transmission: 3-speed manual
    Drivetrain: front-engine, rear-wheel drive
    Additional Information: Volvo's first attempt at a sports car - Fiberglass body inspired by the Corvette - Only 68 ever produced, very few remain accounted for - Fit and finish known to not be up to the Volvo standard by period accounts.
     
  2. GranTurNismo

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    Quite possibly one of the least Volvo-ish Volvos in Volvo history. What I can say, it's yet another anonymous looking 1950s roadster, which almost always translates to cool. Interesting that this was inspired by the C1 Corvette. If the P1900 was a success, I could only imagine what Volvo's next sports car would've been.

    Cool.
     
  3. 05XR8

    05XR8

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    It's cool, but that grille reminds me of a floor fan
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  4. YoshiMaster2

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    That nose is not pretty. Uncool.
     
  5. Darla Starch

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    It rates a pretty high meh from me; it's successor, however, it's a pretty easy SZ.
     
  6. Joey D

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    Technically the P1800 is the P1900's successor despite not being a traditional sports car of the period.

    Anyways, I'm just going to give it a fanboy vote.
     
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  7. Snikle

    Snikle

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    I put cool. I like Volvos, and I like obscure 50s sports cars. This one just isn't quite as cool as some other Volvos or 50s sports cars to earn an SZ.
     
  8. TenEightyOne

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    Me too.
     
  9. ZGBox

    ZGBox

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    I don't know how to feel about this one, it's not particularly handsome and while it's interesting, I like the P1800 more in terms of vintage Volvo sports cars.
    Meh
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2019