As part of the purchase for my Volvo 1800S, I got a whole bunch of papers in a big old envelope, saved presumably by the original buyer and passed on to the subsequent buyers. There’s some interesting stuff in there that chronicles the early days of 64SAINT, but the earliest document of all must be the original window sticker for the car.
Perhaps the most interesting thing, at least for me, is the $155 additional cost for the overdrive. It was actually standard equipment on the 1800S; there were none sold without. 64SAINT no longer has the “Twin ‘Sport Car’ Carburetors”, during the renovation the twin SUs were discarded for a single Weber downdraft carb (and I had that replaced by another – whatever additive the previous owner used in the period it was hardly used rotted away/gunked up the jets beyond repair and it was untunable for our altitude).
(The dealership mentioned – White’s Imports of Mobile, Alabama – no longer seems to exist.)
Also notice that the first “extra” described (and therefore the most important?) is the presence of the seat belts. How far we’ve come in the last 48 years.
Thu 28 Oct 2021 2:24 PM