The Volvo P1900 was an experiment that the company’s founder Assar Gabrielsson undertook following his visit to the USA. He noticed that there was a demand for sports cars that were lighter and faster. The public accepted cars with fiberglass bodies (then a novelty).
With a new design, Volvo launched their new P1900. Under the hood was a powerful 1.4 litre 4-cylinder engine with twin carburettors, powerful suspension as well as highly functional dashboard. For her body, a contract was given to the firm Glasspar who were specialised in making fiberglass boats (they also made an attempt to make the first full-bodied fiberglass car). The interior was provided with plush leather seats and pricing was kept attractive.
However, in the end, Volvo was only bleeding money into this model and it is said that they were losing Rs. 26 lakh (in today’s value) on each car prompting the next Managing Director to stop it's production. In the end, only 67 cars were made.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- On plinth (platform base)|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||6 x 3 x 3|