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: email@example.com
When the middle rocker panel piece is flat top to bottom it is a replacement one. I have had 6 of these and still love my '70. If this brings the money like a similar green one did last week on ebay, I am sellin' mine!
Why do they always put on those stupid steering wheel covers? You can get the wheel restored to as new.
"typically called the p1800 by those not in the know…"
Hehe. I read this and immediately the left side of my mouth curled up into a wry grin, for I know this to be ever so true…even amongst the most discriminating and knowledgable car addict websites. Other than this site, of course. I love it when people call mine a p1800 or, even better, a p1800es. I would never correct them as they are always very complimentary of my car (thanks again, DT). But I did not take my ES to a mechanic who was recommended to me by a colleague when he kept referring to my car as the p1800es when he was standing right in front of it…
I always look for seams in the rocker panel and front fender area near the bumper. If those are missing, caveat emptor.
^^this. So true. These are extremely hard to duplicate without original replacement panels. I definitely appreciate that these are…appreciating. But the price creep makes them less likely candidates for an ill-advised impulse buy, so…
So, you don't like the ones built by Jensen?