Beautiful 1972 Volvo P1800 ES sport wagon for sale
A collectible car that's also a sporty daily driver. In excellent driving condition: starts quickly, runs and shifts smoothly. The suspension is tight and the brakes are new. A dream to drive! This car always gets a lot of compliments when you're out and about.
- Manual transmission, 4 speed with overdrive.
- The wagon was only produced in 1972 and 1973.
- Only 8,077 were made worldwide with a small number imported to the US.
- JVC MP3 CD player installed, manual included.
- 6-speaker sound system
- New brakes
- Heating system in good working order
- Air conditioning unit included (not installed)
- Gauges in good working order
- All paperwork with repairs and replacement parts available, including original P1800ES manual.
Purchased in 2005 in Portland, OR, where it was driven regularly and well taken care of.
We put a lot of work into it to keep everything shipshape and replace some of the older parts. For the last few years, it's been kept in our garage.
It drives great, and we recently had it tuned up and had a few minor fixes done to get it ready to sell. Some aesthetic details are not great: there is a crack in the dashboard and the leather on the seats is showing some wear.
The more costly of our dozens of repairs/restorations to the car:
Replaced all fuel hoses and injector seals
Repair heating system
Front and rear brakes replaced
Removed transmission and cleaned top shifter ball bearings
Replaced throttle switch and throttle cable
Replaced tuning gears
Replaced starter motor
Wondering how this classic car holds up as a daily driver?
As a daily driver, the 1800 is just about unbeatable, thanks to its durability, parts availability, and performance that allows it to keep up with modern cars. "The Volvo P1800 is perhaps the only vintage car that can still be driven on a daily basis even today," said Irv Gordon, who ought to know--he's been driving his 1800S every day since he bought it new in 1966, putting a staggering 2.6 million miles on the car. In case you're wondering, yes, that is a world record, one that's recognized by the folks at Guinness. "Volvo has done a terrific job of keeping many parts still available, and even those that haven't been available are now being reproduced by Volvo and others," Irv said. "The car is of unibody construction and therefore rattle free. The body is of double panel construction with crumple zones, reinforced doors, a collapsible steering column as well as three point seat belts. The drivetrain is practically indestructible using Volvo original parts." SOLD