5k: Deal Of The Week: 1972 Volvo 1800ES

The Volvo 1800ES was a somewhat limited shooting brake version of the Volvo 1800 coupe and it continues to be a favorite for its combination of cheap and cool even if it is covered in a psychedelic paint job or zebra stripes.  This one is a blank canvas for your creative urges and is offered for a great price.  Find this 1972 Volvo 1800ES offered for $5,500 in Burbank, CA here on craigslist.

Volvo’s 1800ES is a somewhat rare model, only sold in 1972 & ’73 model years as a
way to extend the life of the long-in-the-tooth 1800 coupe (originally
known as the P1800, released in 1962). The funky looks can be polarizing
– the Germans call this model Schneewittchensarg, which translates literally to “Snow White’s coffin.”

Power comes from a 112 hp (and
115 lb-ft of torque) B20 pushrod 4-cylinder. This little tractor engine is equipped with Bosch D-Jet electronic
fuel injection system from the factory, but this one has been converted to a single Weber carburetor. 

Overall this doesn’t look like a bad way to get into a vintage Volvo and as long as the bottom isn’t Swiss cheese, this is a fantastic price.  See another? tips@dailyturismo.com