Racing Up In Class: 1972 Volvo 1800ES

I have the good fortune of working and living near a few good vintage Volvo mechanics, so I get to see the occasional 1800/P1800 cruising around on the road, but the average driver sees one or two in his lifetime and probably thinks they are an Austin Healey, Aston Martin, or maybe even a Ferrari.  So if you are looking for an inexpensive and interesting car that’ll have people scratching your head and you don’t like the Triumph GT6, this is the next best bet. Find this 1972 Volvo 1800ES offered for $9,700 CAD ($7373 USD) in Royston, BC via Tip from Erik202.

From the seller:


1972 Volvo 1800ES 4 cylinder EFI engine with a 4 speed + overdrive transmission

A complete running car with solid underpinnings. It does require bodywork in typical places, around headlights, patch panels needed behind front and rear wheel wells. Solid battery box. Good door and hood gaps.

Floors and rockers repaired by a previous owner. Older repaint

Dash crack free, all gauges work. Excellent glass

New brakes including new master cylinder

It is being offered for sale for $9700.00 CDN or approx. $7300.00 USD. The car is located in Royston BC in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island of BC. 




Body TypeHatchback





DrivetrainRear-wheel drive (RWD)

Fuel TypeGasoline

No. of Doors2

No. of Seats4

 See a better way to drive Snow White’s coffin?