Some Assembly Required: 1968 Volvo 1800S

The Volvo P1800/1800S/1800E/1800ES is a regular offender on these pages — why, you ask?  Simply put, it offers a combination of good looks, acceptable performance, and reliability for a low entry price.  It isn’t the only option in town for a budget classic, but it makes a bunch of sense when you compare to some of the other overpriced European cars on the market.  Find this 1968 Volvo 1800S here on eBay bidding for $1,613 with 1 day to go, located in Renton, WA.

If you think this car is going to be a quick wash ‘n’ flip, you’ll need to think again.  However, if you are the kind of guy who enjoys mechanical work but abhors the idea of paint/body work, it might make some fiscal sense.  This would make the perfect 2-car garage project for a father/son team with simple hand tools and a few years of spare time.

If the body/paint is good (and that is indeed a big if), this could be well purchased at the sub $2k bidding right now.  The biggest question from this adult jigsaw puzzle is: is anything missing?  Glass, rubber, interior, wiring, and trim all need to re-installed, and if anything is missing you might need to open your pocketbook. 

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