1973 Volvo P1800ES - A Rare, Beautiful Touring Car -Owned by Seller for 35 years

Price: US $27,700.00 Item location: Fairfax, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: Other
  • Type: Sport Wagon
  • Trim: Chrome
  • Year: 1973
  • Mileage: 240,740
  • VIN: 1836353-006484
  • Color: Orange
  • Engine size: B20 fuel injected engine
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: 4 speed Manual w/ 5th speed electric overdrive
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black Vinyl/Leather and Brown Carpeting
  • Options: Leather Seats, CD Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1973 Volvo Other

Private Sale by Owner
1973 VOLVO P1800ES Sport Wagon. Rare ! Gorgeous ! Restored exclusively with Original Replacement parts ! All records available.
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Item specifics:
Condition: Used
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 1836353-006484
Year: 1973
Make: Volvo Number of Cylinders: 4
Model: P1800ES
Transmission: Manual 4 Speed with 5th speed electric overdrive
Trim: Sport Wagon trim
Body Type: Hatchback Sport Wagon
Engine: B20 Fuel Injected
Vehicle Title: Clear
Drive Type: RWD
Mileage: 240,000
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Exterior Color: Orange
Interior Color: Black leather and vinyl / Brown carpeting (All new original replacement interior)
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Location and Contact Info:
The car is located in Fairfax, alifornia, nited States. I'm hoping for a local buyer/pick-up. But if you want to take care of shipping/insurance costs, will accommodate. Should you wish to contact me directly to discuss further specifics or further questions you might have about the Volvo, ou can reach me at 415-459-6285.
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An Introduction:
I am selling this stunning classic 1973 Volvo 1800ES Sport Wagon finished in Orange with new, original replacement interior: black leather/vinyl seats, anels and dash with brown carpeting interior. The car benefits from full bare metal repaint in 1998 and over the years has undergone a comprehensive restoration and upkeep including all mechanical and new interior. The car has always been well maintained and has has the benefit of timely, full servicing.
Every day that I take my P1800ES on the road, t least two people will stop, tare and inquire about the vehicle and ask if they can take pictures. The most common comment made is that the car makes them "happy". It is one of only 8077 produced for the model years 1972 and 1973. This is a 42 year old automobile that will serve you well for many years to come.
Since my purchase in 1981 it has been my one and only driving machine. It has always been dependable for both local and long distance trips. For the past 20 years, he car has been garaged for 6 months out of every year while I am away on business.
This was the car that I wanted ever since I saw one in 1972. After 35 years of faithful service, he time has come for me to pass my great little car on to someone who will be as taken by it as I am. I am looking for a good home for my faithful friend. It's in amazing shape for a 42 year old car... not a trailer queen but pretty close.
I have used this car as my main transportation, oth local and long distance, or the past 34 years, nd it has always proved to be a faithful, ependable machine, serving me well. It is the only car I have owned since its purchase in 1981 and has always been my everyday car.
Purchased from the previous owner in 1981, have all of the previous owners records, long with those maintenance/parts receipts I've accumulated since its purchase.
This P1800ES is comfortable and great fun to drive while getting lots of attention and receiving constant "thumbs up." A more rust-free example would be hard to find.
Books, epair/Service Manuals, olling Magazines and maintenance records from the late 1970's come with the purchase of this vehicle. I also have a small collection of books dedicated to the history and maintenance of the P1800ES, Including Bill Webb's "Swedish Iron"
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History of Use and Weather exposure:
This has always been a West Coast automobile, ocated in the Bay Area, nd does not have the usual rust problems so often seen in cars which have been in other severe climate areas. There is minor paint bubbling behind front wheels, ow on body panel which will require rust removal and repainting. There are minor cracks in paint on the top of the front right cowling. Body is still in great condition and always gets compliments by passers by.
The car was purchased by me in 1981 and I have been maintaining it ever since. The car is in great mechanical condition and comes with the original jack, ools, wner’s manual, ervice manual and maintenance records. This is a collector’s dream! One of the nicest examples of this highly desired and sought after model found on the market today! ES values have been steadily appreciating, his is an opportunity to own a quality example.
Fully restored body in 1998 with no signs of rust (pictures available), ebuilt fuel-injected engine, anual low mileage transmission, ew interior, ilstein suspension, -speakers, undercarriage sealed, ew tires Michelin 185/70-15, ll new rubber and weatherstrippin, tock exhaust system with new headers (non stock) which adds 15% to engine horsepower, tc, tc..
The bottom of the car was also cleaned and re-undercoated around 2005. It has been in the San Francisco Bay area since 1982 and resided in the Napa California area previous to that. No salted road driving. It has very little wear for a 42 year old car.
Please feel free to contact me for any additional questions you might have about my P1800ES and I will be happy to answer them as best I can.
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Mechanical Work History:
Here are some of the many general upkeep repairs, estoration and improvements that I've made over the years of my ownership.
All replacement parts have been original replacement except as noted. All work order/parts receipts available from late 1970's to present.
Interior: New original replacement seats, anels, ash, eadliner, arpeting, tc. The interior is only 3 years old since its installation and in superb shape. Excellent and supple original leather/vinyl interior. The dash pad is new, xcellent and original to this car. New carpet installed. Factory console and floor shifter. Original gauges in place. New headliner and sun shades.
Engine: Rebuilt Original Volvo fuel-injected
Transmission: original replacement rebuilt, ow mileage 4-speed manual with electric over-drive transmission
Bosch fuel injection system rebuilt. The fuel injection system is rebuilt stock with new wiring harness.
New electrical wiring harness
Electronic ignition system update (original components available) It never misses or fails to start.
Very hard to come by, osch computer interface and analyzer for fuel injection system.
Coil: New
Disk Brakes: New disks, alipers, ads, tc. Completely new system. The four wheel power assisted brake system is standard.
Seat Belts: New
Headlights: Working
Parking lights: Working
Brake lights: Working
Turn signals: Working but in need of repair or replacement
Wipers: Working
CD/Radio: Working with 4 boxed speaker system (no holes in panels)
Heater: Working
All exterior rubber (door surrounds, ear window, ngine cowling, tc. replaced a few years back and in excellent condition.
Comes with a spare tire and original jack
Air conditioning: NA
The vehicle has its original factory styled steel wheels with new Michelin tires.
All rubber parts are in excellent shape or they were replaced. Glass is original and in good condition.
Non-original replacements parts:
Headers (Increases horsepower by 15%)
Electrical Ignition system (I still have old replacement parts for orignial ignition)
Michelin 185-70x15 Tires (wider profile tire providing improved stability)
Driver and passenger seats come with wool seat covers.
Special order dashboard covers come with vehicle (they help prevent cracking of dash from direct sunlight)
Spare Parts:
Over the years, 've collected two large boxes of spare parts. I also have an extra rear window, pare original ignition parts, tc., tc.
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Body/Paint Restoration History
Car had complete paint job in 1998. Old paint taken down to bare metal with no apparent visible signs of rust( photos available upon request).
New undercoating applied after steam cleaning.
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DISCLOSURE ITEMS: Future Mechanical and Chrome Repairs by next owner:
You will have to do very little work to fix a few items and bring the car up to Show Room Condition:
Volt meter works but amp meter needs to be connected.
Odemeter needs rebuild.
Turn signals need rebuild. Operational but return needs work.
Starter motor is making some noises. Though it still works, t will need replacement.
Side trim needs retooling and re-chroming due to bang marks from other cars opening their doors into my car (What can I say...some people have no respect). Chrome wheel beauty rings need slight repair and re-chroming. They are one of the few items not original replacement. Front bumper could use re-chroming for a showroom finish.
Clock needs rebuild
Shift boot cover needs replacement.
Stainless trim is generally excellent, xcept for dings on side trim from car doors opening into my vehicle (...what can I say about other drivers with no respect for Classics on the road?). Otherwise, hrome is in good condition. You may want to re-chrome front bumper.
This car is a beautiful touring car and except as noted, verything works.
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Terms and Conditions
Payments:
Deposit: A deposit of $500 must be paid within 24 hours of auction close and is a non-refundable deposit. Payment: Vehicle will not be available for pickup or shipping until full payment is received and cleared by my local bank. Full payment is required within 7 days of auction close.
Please, o after auction games. Serious bidders only. Full payment before shipping the vehicle or before driving it away.
Please have your permissions and funds in order before bidding.
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Shipping/Transport:
Buyer is responsible for vehicle pick-up or shipping. Vehicle shipping will be quoted upon request. All shipping/insurance to be paid by Buyer. Should you decide to have vehicle shipped, nly licensed, nsured, nd bonded transportation should be used. This is to protect your vehicle up until you receive it.
I highly suggest only using enclosed shipping for this vintage and exotic vehicle. It is on average a few hundred dollars more, ut is well worth it when you think about how open carriers work with holding yards and packed shipping trucks... AND TO PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT
Please note that the vehicle cannot be shipped until the first set of documents containing the bill of sale, ax exemption form, tc… has been returned to the Owner. The documents will be sent immediately to you after you have purchased the vehicle in full. After these are sent back the vehicle is ready to ship and title will be mailed out.
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Warranty: No Warranties
THE VEHICLE IS SOLD AS-IS, ITH ALL FAULTS KNOWN OR UNKNOWN.
I am doing my very best to accurately describe this vehicle and representing it with 100% integrity. Please note that occasionally old cars can have anything quit working at any time. Vehicle is sold “As Is” with no warranty.
This vehicle is being sold as is, ith no warranty, xpressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, uthenticity, enuineness, r defects herein, nd makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, mperfection, efect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgement solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.
Return Policy: No returns unless mutually agreed upon.
Availability: This item is advertised elsewhere. I reserve the right to remove this listing at any time.
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Text - article by Don Thibault, ell known Volvo parts dealer: Article on Restoring and Restoring Costs for Volvo P1800ES
“It's sort of a souped-down Ferrari."
Would you like to own a Brand New Volvo P1800ES, ust like it came from the dealer’s showroom floor in 1973? Well unless you can get hold of Professor Peabody’s “Way Back Machine’ from my favorite cartoon show - Rocky & Bullwinkle, his will be your best alternative! Sorry, he car’s price didn’t stay the same.
Sure, ou can get an 1800 wagon for under $10K in “decent” shape, ut read this from Hemmings:
Don Thibault (p1800.com) who for over 20 years, as been restoring/selling 1800s from his Cape Cod shop, nd offers a wide catalog of parts says: "Every car I sell is over $25,000, nd I usually have five people fighting for it," he said. He cautioned that restorations can become expensive. "I get customers who spend $30,000 and $40,000 restoring these cars. You could easily spend 10 grand on the body, hree to four grand on the rechroming, our grand on the interior--it adds up quickly."
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Other Recent Volvo P1800ES Sales:
An almost identical P1800ES recently sold at Bonhams Greenwich 2014 Auction for $92,400 US!
Another P1800ES recently sold for over $73,000.
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NOTES:
IF YOU WANT TO COME AND INSPECT THE VEHICLE I WOULD LOVE TO MEET YOU AND SHOW THE P1800ES. IF YOU CANNOT VISIT DURING BUSINESS HOURS EMAIL OR CALL ME AND I WILL MEET YOU ANYTIME OF THE WEEK! (EXCEPT SUNDAY)
I PREFER TO WORK WITH BUYERS DIRECTLY, br>
MILEAGE IS EXEMPT. I AM SELLING THIS CLASSIC CAR AS MILEAGE EXEMPT. THAT MEANS WHAT I HAVE LISTED IN THE AD IS WHAT THE ODOMETER CURRENTLY READS. IT IS BASED ON REBUILD INFORMATION, ROVIDED ON RECIEPT RECORDS AND CANNOT BE USED AS FACT, F THE ENGINE AND OR BODY/CHASSIS. ALSO, OU CANNOT DO A CARFAX OR AUTOCHECK ON ANY VEHICLE OLDER THAN A 1981.