Hold My Beer: 1992 Volvo P1800-Bodied C4 Corvette – Sold?
January 9th, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the Craigslist ad for this ride expired. With no replacement listing found, we’re assuming this car sold. This one may have got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you’re looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330.
Sifting through numerous Craigslists daily, we come upon a variety of highly modified C4 Corvettes. Occasionally, we’ll find a C4 re-bodied to look like a more vintage C2 or C3 Corvette. However, this very unique Volvo P1800 bodied 1992 C4 Corvette we discovered originally listed in December 2020 on Craigslist in Portage, Indiana for $25,500 beats them all! If someone said to us, “You know what would look cool? A Volvo-bodied Corvette!” we would politely take their keys and tell the bartender to stop serving them. However, in practice WE LOVE IT! This Frankenstein amalgam of Volvo styling combined with the bones of America’s only true sports car just works. Just look at the pictures!
Currently priced between the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool’s #2 “Excellent” estimate of $18,100 and its #1 “Concours” appraisal of $26,200 for a stock 1992 C4 Corvette, the premium paid here is for substantial craftsmanship that can’t likely be duplicated. Interestingly, the seller references this 2018 Road&Track Article using the same pictures when the car was offered for $40,000.
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1992 Corvette c4
title status: clean
It is a complete 1992 Corvette and a complete 1967 Volvo 1800 were the starting point for this professionally constructed custom car. The body panels of the Corvette were modified and 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.
It is also A beautiful mix of 92 Corvette and a 67 Volvo P1800. This is a totally Custom Car. Even though it looks more like a Volvo 1800 it is titled as a 1992 Corvette. It is a Corvette underneath with a Volvo body on top. Automatic transmission, air conditioning, heater, power steering, power seats, and power windows. VIN:1G1YY23P3N5114173
It was promoted in the Volvo Club of America’s magazine in 2008.
Yeah or Nea: what say you about this Volvo-bodied Corvette? Comment below and let us know!
I would take that in a ‘Heartbeat’ pun intended. I always admired the lines of the Volvo P1800’s but the drive trains were pretty uninspiring as far as performance. I bet this would be a blast to drive.