A good Volvo is for the lover of different kind of distinction, and
this 1973 Volvo P1800ES proves it best. With the individual style,
factory-correct standout color, and an overall unique personality,
this is a real attention-getter that you'll discover is also a
great driving classic.
Volvo people know the significance of owning a 1973 car. This was
the was the final year of the P1800 line, and production only ran
for about half the year. That makes this a rare treat even before
you dive into the details. The shooting brake design of the ES
model is instantly distinctive. The rare coupe/wagon idea means
sharing a profile with everything from classic custom Aston Martins
to the modern Ferrari FF and GTC4Lusso. And this one does deserve
to stand with the exotics. It's a quality example with well-done
sheetmetal that shows off the intricate design lines. This includes
the Italian-inspired front end, the curve of the door line, and the
bright trim that showcases the hint of tailfin. And the large rear
glass hatch would become a hallmark that would be used from more
Volvo designs in the future. It's all wrapped in its correct light
blue that is a true standout that just seems to capture the bright
and cheerful attitude this Swedish classic radiates.
The black interior has a tasteful appearance. The high-back front
bucket seats are an updated set with plenty of comfort. And Volvo
was the first to offer the three-point seatbelt. When you slip
behind the three-spoke steering wheel, you instantly understand why
there are people who are fanatical about their Volvos. It mixes
safe and sturdy construction with European elegance and
performance. You see it in the complete set of Smiths gauges and
feel it in the crisp action of the gearstick. But more than just a
great driver, you have practical features that range from an
upgraded AM/FM digital tuner w/cassette stereo to the generous
cargo capacity built into the design of the ES.
Under the hood is the correct-style 2.0-liter motor. It now runs
with a dual-barrel carburetor, which will be a benefit to many of
you who like easy garage tune-ups. But that's only for your
prerogative, because the car already fires-up and runs with the
kind of strength that reaffirms the right care over the years. The
P1800 series is a great grand touring machine. The engine is not
built for all-out speed, and so the suspension is tuned to ride
better than most vintage sports cars you know. The four-speed
manual transmission shifts smooth as it gives you frim control over
the motor. Plus, the four-wheel disc brakes and modern Toyo tires
inspire the kind of confident driving that make these fantastic
Unique, rare, and quite striking - this P1800ES is cool classic
that doesn't come around very often. So don't let this shining
example slip away. Call today!!!
ClassicCars.com has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States, successfully making the Inc. 5000 list in both 2015,
2016, 2017 and 2018. This prestigious accolade represents the continued growth of the company, and ClassicCars.com's dominance as the world's largest online marketplace for
buying and selling classic and collector vehicles.
The Stevie Awards, the world's premier business awards recognized
ClassicCars.com's first-class Customer Support team with a Stevie Bronze Award in 2019, celebrating the team's skills as exemplary customer support specialists.
In 2016 The Journal, brought to you by ClassicCars.com, was celebrated as the SECOND MOST INFLUENTIAL automotive blog in the world by NFC Performance.