1973 Volvo 1800 ES
This 1973 1800ES is a solid driver that looks terrific in and out. The car shifts well and has excellent torque. Cornering characteristics are that of a sports car. Acceleration is strong in all gears and the overdrive works flawlessly. Since I purchased the car, I have replaced both dash panels (upper and lower) with OEM quality materials from Sweden. I replaced the hood because the hinges had rusted badly and deformed the original hood where they were attached. The new hood has new paint and I have OEM quality fitted insulation pads the can be glued into the new hood. I reworked and reconditioned the hinges so that they work smoothly. The interior of the car is quite good. The seats are in very good condition, the rugs are good and the headliner is excellent. The radio works as well as all the gauges. The clock does not work. The paint is fair since the car has had multiple areas repainted in at least several panels (including the replacement hood I acquired). There are several small areas of the rocker and quarter panels that have surface rust. Several small holes in the driver side rocker panel (see photo). The footwells are solid as well as the frame. Tires are excellent and the brakes work well. The steel wheels have the correct trim rings and center cap. The car starts well and idles smoothly. I am including a number of replacement seals for the hood and doors (see photos). The spare and jack are good. I am also including a pair of new visors, also OEM quality. A new windshield washer unit is also included.