‘I got 160bhp from it on the dyno’

1967 Volvo 1800S Russ Tid­bury, Portsmouth, Hamp­shire

Practical Classics (UK) - - YOUR SHOUT -

I’ve had the car since 2005 and have over­hauled dif­fer­ent bits each year to en­sure it re­mained on the road. I try to drive the car most weeks but travel and work does im­pact this. I nor­mally have a project each year. In 2016 this was fit­ting the rare Volvo Rs­port in­duc­tion kit to the car. It took up most of my time but I don’t know of an­other Volvo fit­ted with the com­plete kit. It cur­rently dynos just un­der 160bhp but new air cor­rec­tors should see a fur­ther in­crease.

I have am­bi­tions to drive my 1800S across Canada, ship­ping the car over to Hal­i­fax then re­turn­ing it from Van­cou­ver. As part of my work (of­fice in Char­lot­te­town, Prince Ed­ward Is­land) I'm all over the coun­try, and I’ve just re­turned from Moose Jaw and work­ing with The Cree Na­tions, so the trip makes sense. At the mo­ment, my winter project is fit­ting a hid­den stereo. This utilises a pair of speak­ers up front driven by a size­able amp and a sub­woofer that has been fit­ted into an al­cove in the boot. The head unit is ac­tu­ally a JL Au­dio hid­den blue­tooth box that will in­ter­face with my iphone.

This Volvo packs a real punch, not that you can tell by look­ing at the ex­te­rior. It's a proper sleeper.

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