Selling my cherished 73 Volvo P1800 ES. This is my absolute dream car but unfortunately I can't afford to keep it. A couple months ago I took a train to Virginia just to buy this car and drive it back to California. It hadn't been driven for a while so it had to get a bunch of work done along the way (new tires, new fuel tank, new fuel pump, new alternator) and it's still not in top shape, but on the positive side it only has ~51,000 miles and drives well. The original front two seats are shredded and there's a big crack in the dashboard. There's a new stereo console and some pretty decent speakers. The fuel gauge doesn't work, the dashboard lights don't come on, and the door and trunk locks aren't working, but I'm having all that fixed. Despite coming from the East Coast, there isn't much rust - only one spot on the hood and a bit on the underbelly. You'll eventually need to the replace the hood probably, but not for a while. According to the previous owner, it's one of just a few thousand automatic ES wagons to ever be built with the factory roof rack. It's also got a fairly recent new paint job - dark pearlescent turquoise. I bought it for $8000 but had to invest another ~$8000 to get it across the country and back into reliable shape, so I'm hoping to get close to breaking even. I'm in no rush to sell, so I'll be fielding offers until I get a decent price. These cars are notoriously long-lasting and very rare. The world record for most miles on a car is a P1800 with three million miles and counting (look it up). And this one only has 50,000 miles... $15,000 or best offer. I'd also be interested in leasing the car in exchange for restoration work.
Check out the article about my journey in the Jan-Feb edition of the Volvo Club magazine.
LocationOakland, California Mileage:51,000 Engine: Body Type: Hatchback Interior: Ostrich Exterior: Pearlescent Turquoise