Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The Corvolvo? Volvette? 1992 Chevrolet Corvette Volvo 1800

This next car brings so many more questions than answers.  What am I looking at?  How did we get here?  When will this car be flipped for stupid money on eBay by MotoExotica?  How have we not featured this car on DT before?  How has CFlo not owned this car for a few years?  Would K2 Mystery Car approve?  How much is that doggy in the window? Who is KBZ and why does he wear a Mexican wrestler mask whenever he visits DT HQ?  How does the Smurf population reproduce with only boy smurfs? Why can't I have the time (and skillz) to build something like this?  Find this 1992 Chevrolet Corvette Volvo 1800 here on eBay with starting bid of $29,500 reserve-not-met and $40,000 buy-it-now located in Portage, IN.



 At first glance this beast appears to be a Volvo 1800 sporting some fancy late-model wheels and grounded to the ground with some coil overs...but wait...check that raked windshield...yup, this is a 1992 C4 Corvette that has been restyled to look like a 1960s Volvo 1800....because why not!


From the seller:
A complete 1992 Corvette and a complete 1967 Volvo 1800 were the starting point for this custom car. 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. This car is basically a Corvette that looks very much like a custom Volvo 1800 . It is titled and licensed as a 1992 Corvette.


This very unique car, which one might now logically call a custom Volvette 1800, was featured in the Volvo magazine Rolling (www.vcoa.org) in May/June and July/August 2008. It has all of the features, chassis, interior, luxury and fantastic drivability of a 1992 Corvette with the appearance of a customized Volvo 1800. All of the original Corvette features are 100% functional including heat/air conditioning, ventilation, power steering, power seats, power windows, stability ASR, etc. The Avon M600 tires are 255/45/17 front and 275/40/17 rear and these are mounted on 9 1/2" new Corvette wheels,  The amount invested in this custom professionally built car far exceeds the buy it now price.




This Volvette is complete and fully operational in every respect. It is ready for many years of use and enjoyment. The Corvette engine, drive gear and chassis are all in excellent condition. This Volvette will always turn heads and attract a crowd, and will be a real hit at car shows and concourse competitions.


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20 comments:

  1. Ref: the Smurfs. I don't mean to alarm you, but there _is_ a female smurf. One. So... I guess... draw your own conclusions there. Or google "the smurfette principle". Better yet, don't. Forget I ever said this.

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    1. I've heard some theories that Smurfs don't reproduce the way mammals do. I guess they're more akin to fungus? I don't claim to be a smurf expert, nor do I play one on TV.

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  2. What an excellent use for the relatively-unloved C4 Corvette. I like this way more than I should!

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  3. I agree with Boninott and always thought the 1800 was pretty classy styling. Put them together and it appears you have a pretty nice ride. 40K will price a lot of people(me included) out of the market, but I'm out of the Corvette market anyway.

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  4. I think this thing is simply AMAZING!!! Love, love, love the styling...only thing is the cockpit/roof area looks a little too Corvette-ish...but other than that, I wouldn't change a thing.

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  5. This is executed pretty amazing. I have been looking at the back window section as well as hood cut line.
    The two care are blended remarkably well.

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  6. I believe we have seen this car before, when it was included in a comment about someone else's 1800. As I recall, it was from a car show in New England. Anyone else recall that. CRS is bad enough, if I'm starting to create my own false memories, I'm done for!

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  7. Is anyone else thinking this could only be better if it was a shooting brake?

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  8. Agreed. I like this way more than I should. The 178k mileage is a bit of a downer, but it looks amazing. Great color choice to boot.

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  9. I think that the 1800S , chrome speat curves up to the door handle fin top door treatment rather than the 1800E straight spear would look better.

    [image src="https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--6ddEOR4h--/c_fit,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/18d3sbuj3s5xnjpg.jpg" width="400px"/]

    and what the hell, make it a convertible while you are at it!

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  10. "This is a 1992 C4 Corvette that has been restyled to look like a 1960s Volvo 1800....because why not!"

    I can think of several reasons. Chief among them is the fact that I want to puke a little each time I see this car (and I've seen it many times on the interwebz). It cannot be un-seen. But maybe I'm in the minority.

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    1. So, you do not ascribe to the notion that "If I can, I must" in auto restyling? Seems this one is just one brougham badge away from the CFlo badge of approval! :)

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    2. I haven't been a huge fan of this car either, but I do respect the craftsmanship, especially considering one of the cars was made of steel and the other made of fiberglass.

      I'd really like to see this with some 16" basketweaves, which I imagine would look more appropriate.

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    3. I bet a set of Salad Shooters would tie it all together ; )

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    4. Silver dog dishes or nothing.

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  11. 40k would buy a nice Vet or some other toy....!

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  12. The best ones never really go away! Note it's likely the same seller - three years later...

    https://www.oddimotive.com/does-world-need-volvette-1800/

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    1. Mmmm same pics from 2015. That is NOT a good sign. But, at least the asking price dropped a bit.

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  13. I was thinking "maybe the builder should have styled this thing to look like an earlier Vette instead of a Volvo" and then I realized how much the original P1800 looks like a 53-57 C1 Vette...so perhaps the builder was TRYING to make a Faux C1 and it just turned out more 1800ish so he/she went with it?

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  14. One of the nicest things about an 1800 is the look and feel of the cockpit. This one is a huge fail in that respect.

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