Wow! Gorgeous Volvo P 1800 ES 4 Speed with OD plus AC in So Cal VIDEO P1800ES
- Make: Volvo
- Model: P 1800 ES
- Type: Wagon
- Trim: Shooting Brake
- Year: 1973
- Mileage: 127,000
- VIN: 1836354006981
- Color: Gold
- Engine size: 3 Million mile quality B20
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Power options: Air Conditioning
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: 4 Speed with Laycock Overdrive
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1973 Volvo P 1800 ES
Thanks for visiting our listing for this cool 1973 Volvo P1800ES Shooting Brake. These very interesting cars are really coming into their own. Picked by Wayne Carini to soar in value over the next few years, these great classic Volvos provide a solid investment in addition to the joy of possessing a piece of art you can drive!
What’s a Shooting Brake? Here’s a nice wikipedia article. Note that this exact car in this color is the contemporary example of a Shooting Brake https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting-brake
This is a late 1973 model P1800ES. #6981 of only 8077 produced for the model years 1972 and 1973. Best guess we've heard is that there are less than half of the originally produced cars still in existence as many delivered to the eastern US lost their battle with rust long ago. This P1800 ES is NOT listed on the Volvo registry! You will get to be first. This beauty had been put away for a very long time before our purchase and revival.
Fresh Volvo Gold Metallic two stage respray over original green. Clearcoat has been buffed to a high sheen and looks amazing. Excellent panel fit. Laser straight. New chrome and trim. New windshield. Excellent glass. See the pictures. Zero nicks, Zero scratches.
This ES features the rare factory gold paint. This was the additional cost metallic paint and rare in 1973. The brochures and period advertising, some of which are included, usually featured the Gold P1800 ES with Black interior. Air Conditioning, Am Fm Radio and the 4 Speed with Overdrive topped out the option list. You could downgrade from here but this was the “fully loaded” car.
Factory steel wheels with Chrome trim rings.
Volvo’s 3 million mile B20 engine runs excellent. Check Irv out here for an idea of how long these cars last. Freshly upgraded Weber carburetor and intake replaces the sometimes finicky Bosch fuel injection for a smooth drive and a horsepower boost. Complete OEM injection system is boxed and included. Factory Air Conditioning is in place. New fuel pump, tune and radiator service.
Smooth shifting manual transmission with overdrive works well.
4 wheel power disc brakes have been refreshed and work properly. The steering box was rebuilt to factory specs. Front wheel alignment just completed.
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Fresh tune up, spark plugs, oil change, filter, wiper blades.
The trim is in excellent shape. Chrome and stainless have been reconditioned throughout.
Windshield is new. Other glass is original and excellent.
The fresh Black seat upholstery is in excellent condition with no rips, tears or abnormalities. Beautiful Cocoa carpeting. Nice headliner. New dash caps. Air Conditioning. Dealer adjustable front seat tracks have been set to the most rearward position. We can reset these forward for drivers under 6’ tall. Factory console and floor shifter. Folding rear seat. Original gauges in place.
The odometer shows 127310 miles and operates properly.
The California title is clear and all documentation is included. No back fees are due. No smog is required for California residents. Very low cost Antique registration for most US States.
A thick build book with extensive documentation is included. There are detailed photos of the restoration work, documentation and receipts as well as period adverts and several Volvo club enthusiast magazines.
Clear California title.
Please come inspect this great 73 Volvo P1800ES before the listing ends. We are happy to meet you and show her off. Please keep in mind that this is a used car. It is not a new car and will not be fresh and perfect like that new soul sucking Camry your Aunt Betty drives. If that’s what you are after, this is not your era, nor your car.
Please enjoy this brief video walk around and test drive.
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