1966 1800S quality driver ready for restoration

Price: US $3,222.00 Item location: Mahopac, New York, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: 1800S
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: sport coupe
  • Year: 1966
  • Mileage: 177,500
  • VIN: 17446
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: original
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4 speed + overdrive
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: CD Player, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1966 Volvo 1800S

I have owned this car for 8 years and done as much as I can to improve and maintain the mechanics of the car.It’s the fourth 1800S I’ve owned and is a great driver.It’s mechanically sound and the improvements made are listed below.It is ready for cosmetics inside and out, but can be used as is.The interior is presentable with no tears in the front seats and 2 small tears in the top of the rear seat.All guages, including the clock, work properly.It has a modern radio with CD player, USB port and AUX jack for a phone or iPOD; there are 2 rear speakers.I’ve taken it to the 700+ car cruise at Bear Mountain State Park and to Caffeine and Carburetors in New Canaan, CT and get many compliments at both events, so it still shows well.I’ve driven it regularly and it has never broken down (not even a flat tire).It has good rubber and the wheels are balanced and aligned.This car starts easily with the choke and runs well at all temperatures.I have avoided taking it out in the rain, but have been caught twice in storms when returning from car shows and it did very well getting me home.It is garaged year round and not driven from the first snow of winter until all the salt has been washed off the roads.The transmission and overdrive work well.A previous owner replaced the points and condenser with an electronic system; it still has its original Bosch distributor.The engine is original and I believe the transmission and rear end are too.The underside is solid as are the cross members, frame boxes and front rails.


radiator flushed, pressure tested and painted

heater removed, cleaned, painted, all new seals

new front rotors, rebuilt calipers from Don Thibault

rear brakes serviced

newer battery

new KYB shocks

rear main seal replaced

new clutch main and slave cylinders

new clutch and bearing

all new Universal joints

gas tank flushed and sealed

all guages work properly

clock rebuilt to modern standards by Jaguar Clock in NJ

Tachometer rebuilt to modern standards by Palo Alto Speedometer

rechromed front bumper with new rubber

presentable rear bumper

jack and handle in trunk

stainless steel exhaust

all lights work properly, but left turn signal does not cancel

new carpet set

some extra parts and tools

original complete Volvo shop manual

original drivers manual in good condition

original Road and Track review article

original Volvo P1800 literature

indoor custom car cover


rust on rockers, left rear quarter (see photos) and behind headlights

2 small dings in grill surround

one crack in upper dash

front windshield scratched and slightly fogged on passenger side

needs front inner wheel wells

does not have front jack points

one small fluid leak near transmission/overdrive

Please be ready to buy when you click. A non-refundable $500 deposit via cash or paypal is due at purchase and final payment within 7 days. Balance is to be paid by cash, bank check or wire transfer. Check will need to clear before the vehicle will be released and registration is sent. If you can't pay, don't buy. All non-payers will be reported to EBay. There is no title. NY State uses transferable registrations for cars this old, which is basically the same as a title.
This car is being sold as is, where is, with no warranties expressed or implied. If you are not sure about something please ask! Do not assume anything. People have different opinions and expectations of old cars. It is your responsibility to inspect the vehicle before you bid or send a third party inspector for your satisfaction. Remember this is a 50 year old vehicle. It is up to the buyer to arrange for transport. I will be glad to assist in getting the car on to the transport you provide.