Everyone has their reason for tearing into a car, ripping it apart, and creating something truly unique – something custom. I’m not sure what the reasoning was behind this creation, but I certainly am glad it exists.
Meet the Volvette – the end result of a Frankenstein experiment between a 1967 Volvo P1800 and a 1992 Chevrolet Corvette coupe. It’s a combination of old meets new (OK, newer), American meets European, knockout looks versus knockout blows. And best of all, it’s currently up for sale online.
According to the seller’s listing, the Volvette began with two complete donor cars. The Chevrolet donated its 5.7-liter V8 engine, running gear, and chassis, while the Volvo offered up its body panels and lines. The pieces that couldn’t be grafted and modified onto the Corvette were instead shaped from the Chevy’s own figure, which explains its telltale rear end. Despite those iconic ‘60s lines, it’s all ‘90s Corvette tech and amenities inside.
The engine in question is Chevy’s LT1 V8, originally offering up a nice round 300 horsepower, as well as 330 lb-ft of torque. That’s a significant leap over the aged but lovable Volvo four-cylinder, but the lead footed amongst you might wish this were a ZR1 with 375 ponies on tap and six gears to row on your own. Though keep your foot planted and this V8 P1800 will surely get the job done, and then some.