5k: Spokane For: 1972 Volvo 1800

The Volvo 1800 is one of those underappreciated classics that can still be found for a song/dance from time to time.  Typically examples for less than $5k will include a lot of rust and rat’s nests – this one is no exception, but it does run/drive at a roller price.  Find this 1972 Volvo 1800 for sale in Spokane MT for $3,500 via craigslist.

By 1972 Volvo had dropped the P from the front of the 1800 name, and if this is indeed a fuel injected car (as a 1972 example should be..) it is an 1800E.

Even though the model name originally reflected a 1.8 liter engine, the later 1800E is powered by a fuel injected B20E, a 2.0 liter inline-4 good for 130 horsepower. It is mated to an M41 4-speed manual transmission with Laycock de Normanville electronic overdrive.

Not many details are included in the ad, but the seller does say there
are “few minor rust spots and a few paint chips, and the interior needs
some work, but it runs great and is still a gorgeous car.” We spy rusty rocker panels which can turn into a huge job to repair, but most 1800s that have survived to the present day either need this work done or have had it done already. At this price, rocker rust shouldn’t be a major deterrent for someone with ambition and a welder.

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