The Grille and the wheels of the Volvo 1800
were changed 5 times during the years of production, 1961-1973. Several club
members have questions whether they have the "correct" grilles and
wheels on their respective car. Here is a short journey through the models and
The Jensen-built cars have the so-called "egg crate pattern" grille,
made of thick light metal.
A more sophistically shaped grille, but on the same theme as previous, and still
from light metal.
A more solid pattern with vertical bars.
Same grille as 67-69 but here painted in dull black.
1800E and ES have grilles in ABS plastic.
Cap in metal covering wheelside.
Same hub cap as for the Volvo Amazon and other models.
4.5 inch hole rim and hub cap, same as Amazon combi cars.
Also known as the "clover rim", glossy wheel ring standard on the
1800E. Steel rim with a light metal centre.
Steel rim with square ventilation holes and glossy wheel ring.
Dunlop light metal rims were available as options for the 1800E-ES.