The Volvo 1800ES was a shooting brake version of Volvo’s aging P1800/1800S/1800E platform, meant to breath new life in the old parts. The frameless glass tailgate equipped version only sold 8,000 units for the ’72 & ’73 model years, but the prices don’t really reflect that level of exclusivity, but prices have been going up in the past few years. This next version looks to need some interior sorting, but if the paint looks as good in person as it does in the pictures, it could be a good deal. Find this 1972 Volvo 1800ES offered for $11,000 in San Jose, CA via craigslist.
This is next feature is intriguing, which Merriam-Webster defines as : engaging the interest to a marked degree : FASCINATING. I’ll start with the obvious, it is a Volvo 1800 (aka P1800, 1800S, etc) with nice paint that is photographed in a small crowded garage in the Sunset District of San Francisco. The seller describes the car as being in “great conduction” with “new ties”, “no damage to interior” and “drivable.” What? If this car is as nice as it sounds and isn’t a well designed lure with a scammer connected on the other end…then its gone and sold. Find this 1964 Volvo 1800S offered for $10000 in San Francisco, CA via craigslist.
If you get a feeling that you’ve seen this car, it is because you probably have. We last featured it in 2018 when the seller was trying to milk $40k from this thing…and it was featured on Oddimotive in 2015 when the seller was asking $45k. There is little doubt that the seller put something like $45k into the process of grafting a steel Volvo 1800 body on top of a C4 Corvette chassis and the price has finally gotten more reasonable…but you’ve got to wonder if it doesn’t have another 2 years of reality before a buyer is found. Find this 1992 Chevrolet Corvette Volvo 1800 offered for $25,500 in Portage, IN via craigslist. Tip from Kester.
With all the drum beating we do for Volvo 1800/1800S/1800ES we do around here, you’d think we were some kind of vintage Volvo nuts. CFlo, admittedly is a certified card carrying Volvo fanboy, but I have never owned one of these coupes from the land of Thor, but here’s the thing…I think they occupy a space in the vintage ’60s coupe world that is equal parts aesthetic beauty, proven durability, parts availability, happy face, and reasonable price that is almost unmatched in the marketplace. Prove me wrong in the comments. Find this 1967 Volvo 1800S offered for $7000 in Bridgeview, IL via ebay.
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. […]
The Mazda Luce isn’t just another random Japanese classic from the early 70s…because it was styled by Giorgetto Giugiaro of Bertone Design Group and looks more Lancia than Mazda. Unfortunately the car was a flop when it was new and only a few where imported and a smaller number have survived the rust over the […]
This next car brings so many more questions than answers. What am I looking at? How did we get here? When will this car be flipped for stupid money on eBay by MotoExotica? How have we not featured this car on DT before? How has CFlo not owned this car for a few years? Would […]
Today’s Volvo is brought to you by the power of the discussion forum – an ancient technology that modern anthropologists are still trying to understand, one that was born before the days of social media and smartphones. Here at DT we like to put on our Indiana Jones hats and scour the old-fashioned classifieds of […]
If any car-finding site has helped to drive up the values of Volvo’s 1800ES shooting brake…then it’s probably not us, but we were guilty of over-featuring the little mini wagon during our first few years on the web. For a long time these were affordable, incredibly stylish, and durable classics that could be used daily […]
I love a car that comes with a story. Or a log book. Or any vintage pictures from when it was in its prime…and this next car comes with an SCCA log book, and pics from when it was Solo2 champion in EP class. Yeah. The conversation with the owner when you pick this beast […]