15k: Moby Dicks: 1965 Volvo 1800S

The Volvo 1800S (typically called the P1800 by those NOT in the know) is one of our favorite classics currently riding a wave of sentiment and price appreciation.  This means that anyone who has been living in a cave for the past few years may emerge with an 1800 and sell it for cheap.  Conversely, hairy palmed used car salesmen may tell you it’s the next 21 window VW Bus and some idiot will pay you $50k for it in 5 years, but we ignore them too.  Regardless, the worst case is that an 1800 could start is a feud between two guys named Glenn and Rick.  Find this 1965 Volvo 1800S for sale in Burbank, CA for $14,900 via craigslist.  Tip from Kaibeezy.

This white Volvo 1800S just looks so familiar, but we are pretty sure it hasn’t been featured before.  Either way, it is another example of a sweet looking vintage ride being offered for a reasonable amount of money.  This one has a one year old paint job that doesn’t have a single scratch according to the seller.  We typically tell buyers to stay away from fresh paint as it can hide all sorts of issues that can pop up, but a year is a good amount of time for the paint to be fully cured and any problems should have appeared by now.

The interior was also refreshed and the red with black accents looks great in the photos.  Interior work is another place to be careful with a used car, the OEM installation of fasteners, headliners etc, is usually preferred over the work of the previous owner, but quality can be checked with a good test drive and some prying on the parts.

This Volvo’s B18 4-cylinder 1.8 liter engine is good for 115 horsepower and is mated to the stock 4 speed (with electric overdrive) transmission.  See a better classic fin-styled coupe? email us here: tips@dailyturismo.com