1973 P1800 ES - Barons Sandown Pk Tuesday 26th February 2019 For Sale by Auction
The Volvo P1800 is a two-door, two seater, front engine, rear wheel drive sports car, manufactured as a Coupe from 1961-73, and Shooting-Brake, the ES from 1972-73. The P1800 was more of a stylish touring car rather than a sports car when it came to its speed capabilities, and the P1800 first became popular when it was featured as the main car driven by Roger Moore in the hit television series The Saint, which aired from 1962-1969. The P1800 featured styling by Pietro Frua and mechanicals derived from Volvo's Amazon/122 series.
Volvo P1800ES with matching numbers. 1st reg 28.9.1973 2.0 manual with overdrive 62,000 miles - believed genuine and backed up with comprehensive documentation. Original book pack, large quantity old MOTs, Sales invoices and receipts. MOT expires August 2019. The vendor has just carried out a full service including changing all fluids, fitting a new radiator and replacing the clutch pressure plate, disc and bearing. The car has just completed 200 miles of motorway driving without issue. An exceptional car that has been meticulously maintained and documented over the years.
Supplied new by Lex Brooklands in the West End to A.C Woodrow Ltd. in Kent. Sales invoices from such illustrious companies such as Romans of Woking, Spinning Wheel of Chesterfield, UK Sports Cars of Kent and Oselli of Witney chart the purchase to new owners over the years, the second of whom treasured for 17 years. Drives and handles very well. Copes with motorway driving with ease. The 2.0 engine has had an unleaded head fitted along with a D camshaft. Electronic ignition upgrade ensures easy start and smooth driving. The gearbox, which was overhauled at 34,600 miles, has an overdrive. Bodywork is excellent with 2004 quality repaint still presenting very well. Underside can be viewed in the Flickr link below. Structurally sound with previous repairs carried out to a good standard. Interior is in good condition throughout. Dash is free from cracks, original seats are nicely patinated. All instruments are working though timepiece does not keep accurate time. A Pioneer radio cassette provides quality sound through 4 speakers. A leather Moto-Lita wheel is fitted. Seat belts are fitted front and rear. Engine bay presents to a good standard. Alloy Wheels are off an earlier P1800E and are shod with 4 Fulda tyres with plenty of tread. Anti-Roll bars are fitted front and rear. History file contains original book pack and service book with 3 stamps from the period 1973-1980 when the mileage was 18,000. 21 old MOTs date from 1978 to 2011 and track the mileage increasing from 15,866 in ‘78 to 62,043 in 2011 when the car was purchased by a Volvo main dealer and stored until recently. Also in the history file are dozens of invoices from Volvo specialist recording work carried out and the mileage on those dates. There are also photos taken at different stages of its life. If you are looking for a top example of a P1800ES that is in turn key condition and ready for another 45 years of sterling service this is not to be missed.
Dozens more photos here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmnBUcZR
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