15k: Smoke And Mirror Finish: 1965 Volvo 1800S, Minty Clean

We typically don’t like to post cars that have no listed price because their owners think they are priceless…which is not the same.  However, this particular car gets a ‘hall-pass’ because it is super clean and could potentially be had for a reasonable asking price if the owner isn’t fishing for an idiot.  Find this Unsold-Adams candidate (saved from that fate only because it is so Minty Clean) a 1965 Volvo 1800S for sale in Palm Springs, CA for something below $20k via craigslist.  Tip from Kaibeezy.

 It sort of chaps our hide a bit when a seller puts a car for sale and doesn’t include an asking price…he only mentions that one in this condition has “priced as high as $20,000 on the Hagerty Insurance site”…for which we recommend looking up the definition of high in the Cheech & Chong film “Up In Smoke.”

 A quick peak inside this minty-clean classic reveals a GT Grant wood trim steering wheel and everything else in flawless condition.  The seller mentions that a Volvo 1800 was featured in “the James Bond film The Saint,” to which we say; James Bond was not in ‘The Saint’…the protagonist was…Simon Templar as “The Saint” (played by later James Bond actor Roger Moore).  We will refer back to our previous comments about “Up In Smoke” or perhaps segue into a treatise on “Dazed and Confused”…alternatively we could Segway into a discussion of “Paul Blart: Mall Cop”…but that would be the Daily Filmrismo…another site..

 Back to this saintly 1800S; it is powered by the B18 inline-4 cylinder engine, a 1.8 liter pup that puts out 108 horsepower.  The 1800 series retained its displacement-derived-name even after upgrading to the B20 in 1969, a 2.0 liter engine, in marked contrast to modern day BMW, whose naming schemes have become so brazen in a desperate attempt to keep up with the Joneses Schmidts that you will soon be able to buy a compact 1.1 liter hybrid BMW with a 395i badge. You may say “What’s in a name? that which we call a rose  By any other name would smell as sweet”…we would have left Juliet for a more logic dame who won’t kill herself at the first sign of trouble.

The part of this ad that is easily as annoying as the clear lack of asking price is the fact that the seller was unable to capture the entire vehicle in a single frame.  Surely with the garage door open it is possible to look through the viewfinder and take a bloody picture that includes the entire subject.  Perhaps the seller is trying to avoid showing the C3 Corvette Pace Car Edition located in the bay next door…?  We can’t image why…

See a better 1800S? email us here: tips@dailyturismo.com