Nice 1972 Volvo 1800E with automatic transmission and only 93K miles on the odometer. The car has been fitted with carburetors for improved reliability and drivability. The car runs and drives great. It has been cosmetically restored in 2017 and appears very beautiful, both inside and outside.
Odometer: 93K miles
Engine: B20 with carburetors
History of the 1961-1973 Volvo P1800/1800S/1800E/1800ES:
Volvo was best known for making sturdy but somewhat stodgy sedans in the mold of the PV544 and the 122 Amazon. In the 1950s, Volvo flirted with a sports car with the fiberglass P1900, but quality was miserable as were the driving dynamics of the car. Volvo took another stab at a sporty car with the P1800 in 1961.
Design of the car was until very recently attributed to Frua of Italy, but in reality, it was a family affair, done primarily by a then-young Pelle Pettersen the son of 544 designer Helmer Pettersen. The car at least looked Italian, very much a product of the 1950s rather than the 1960s with neat tail fins and a short greenhouse with a tall beltline. Early cars were assembled by Jensen in West Bromwich, England.
Quality of the Jensen-built cars was, however, not up to Volvo’s standards (and the cars were notoriously rust-prone) so production was shifted to Volvo’s Gothenburg plant in Sweden in 1963 and the model name transitioned from P1800 to 1800S. A few years later, in 1969, the original 1.8-liter B18 engine was replaced with the 2.0-liter B20 for an added 18 hp. Both engines came with dual, English-made SU carburetors. In 1970, the 1800E came with a host of changes including a new instrument panel.
The last major variant was the 1800ES, a two-door wagon with a glass tailgate. Nearly as lovely as the coupe, it remains one of the most successful variations on the sports wagon theme.
Today, parts support for the 1800 remains good, and several specialists are available to take good care of owners.
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1972 Volvo 1800 ES
1972 Volvo 1800 ES with 4-speed manual transmission and only 72900 miles on the odometer and in original factory red paint color code 46. This is a first year 1800ES model manufactured in Gothenburg on April 1972. The car starts right away and runs and drives as it should. Floors .....
1972 Volvo 1800 ES, original unrestored car
This car is a true barn find just pulled from storage. The paint is original as is the interior. Front headlights and front grille are included in the sale. The car has been sitting for many years and will need restoration. The car was running when parked .....
1972 Volvo P1800 ES
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This Volvo 1800ES from 1973 is always a very special appearance.
Especialy in this, for this model, very well known color-combination of light-blue metallic with a black and blue Interior.
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