1970 Volvo 1800E 2 door coupe (1800, P1800)

Price: - Item location: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: 1800E
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year: 1970
  • Mileage: 114,000
  • VIN: 18445131358
  • Color: Metalic Green
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Options: CD Player, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1970 Volvo 1800E

1970 Volvo P1800E, first production year of the E

Chassis #31313

114000 miles on the odometer

New Vintage Air Mark IV Underdash Cool Air Conditioning system (HFC-134a for modern cooling, not like the old York)

4 Cylinder B20E Engine, original fuel injection converted to more reliable and powerful twin Mikunis

This car has a stock B20E engine, which is listed at 10.5:1 compression and the highest stock horsepower for the 1800 at 135HP

Compression hot tested at 175 per cylinder across all four cylinders.

Upgraded 16" Volvo 940 Turbo Wheels

All four new Michelins and fresh front-end alignment

New clutch and universal joints

4 Speed M41 Transmission with J-Type Electric Overdrive

Freshly rebuilt Dana 30 Limited Slip Differential (also known as posi-traction)

Four wheel disk brakes with power assist

New set of progressive rate (not lowered) springs from Vintage Performance Developments

New suspension bushings, ball joints, and tie-rods

Fresh brake pads, rotors turned, rebuilt calipers, and brake fluid changed

New Dual Mikuni HSR42 Carburetors

V-performance quote on the dual Mikunis: Compared to SU carbs, a similarly sized Mikuni HSR will flow 30 - 40% more air. They will provide better throttle response, support more power - especially at higher rpms, and will equal or exceed the SU in fuel economy. In road and dyno testing dual Mikunis have equaled or exceeded Weber sidedrafts in power while getting 50% better fuel mileage.

PerTronix Ignitor Electronic Ignition

New IPD heavy duty oil pump

New Battery

New leather seats from Don Thibault and new seat straps

New carpeting with a 157mil layer of Noico Heat & Cold insulation padding underlay

New headliner

New front Windshield / windscreen

New front and rear window rubber seals, new door seals, new trunk seal

Original in-dash AM/FM radio (for looks, no speaker)

New under dash AM/FM/CD/bluetooth radio for hands free and music streaming from your phone if you like

A full size spare is included (matching tire but not matching rim)

All five of the original skinny rims included

Freshly re-chromed bumpers and grill surround

Newly rebuilt radiator

New paint - just repainted a lighter shade of metallic green last November. No bodywork done at the time.

I purchased the car around 1998 in Raleigh with the original plain green paint. It had NC sunburn, so the top, trunk, and hood were stripped to metal and painted the late 90's Volvo 850 Green Metallic by a local shop

There is no known damage history, and the lines are straight as shown in the pictures.

There are panels welded in over the floorboards on both sides, along with new jacking struts so there was some historical rust.

Garaged the last 6 years, a high quality breathable car cover was used before that.

For a history of the vehicle:
Volvo produced the 1800 series starting in late 1961 and ran through 1973. The P1800 series was a two door coupe produced from 1961 through 1963 in England with an 1800cc engine (B18). It was then moved to Sweden and manufactured as the 1800S or P1800S through 1969. In 1969 the B18 was upgraded to a 2000cc engine (B20) with more hp. In 1970 it became the 1800E or P1800E and had Volvo's first attempt at mass production fuel injection along with an upgrade to four wheel disc brakes. The final variant, the 1800ES or P1800ES was introduced in 1972 as a hatchback. Just less than 50,000 cars were manufactured in the series, and the car was featured on the TV show "The Saint" from 1962 through 1969, driven by Roger Moore before he became James Bond. It is also known for the highest certified mileage driven by the original owner in non-commercial service by Irv Gordon, now over 3 MILLION miles on his '66 1800S.

I will end this auction early if the car sells on another classic car site first.

The only non-functioning items are the clock (never seen one of the originals that still works) the oil temperature gauge, and the radio doesn't have a speaker as indicated above

Registered and insured, with a clean and clear North Carolina title in my name.

Inspections are encouraged and welcome by appointment.

Thanks for looking!

***** Please only bid if you have available funds and/or arrangements for purchasing this car. *****

On the lift (Thanks to Becker Volvo):
Floor pans before and after Sound dampening under carpet:
Before and after - here is a picture from 2012 compared to the new paint: