The Volvo Sport ,a convertible with a plastic body, entered production (the first prototype had been unveiled two years earlier).
The total “Volvo Sport” production was sixty-eight cars, plus four or five prototypes.
Forty-four were built in 1956, mostly for the Swedish market, and most still survive. The bulk of 1957’s production went to the U.S. and elsewhere, and fewer of these are still in existence.
Volvo’s next sports car, the P1800, was much more successful with 47,492 units sold.
However the development of the P-1900 led to the tuning of the B-16 engine, which was later put into the PV 444 series, making this car powerful enough to enter the American market.