For Sale: 1971 Volvo P1800E in Holden, Massachusetts

Vehicle Description

This 1971 Volvo 1800E coupe is finished in Gold Metallic over tan vinyl upholstery and powered by a fuel-injected 2.0-liter inline-four mated to a four-speed manual transmission with a Laycock overdrive unit. The car was purchased by the previous seller out of long-term storage in Southern California in 2019, and was subsequently refinished with new paint, chrome and stainless steel brightwork, and body seals. Mechanical service included fluid changes and a fuel tank flush as well as replacement of the shocks, ignition components, filters, brake pads, and tires. This 1800E is offered with a clean title.

The body was repainted, the bumpers and grille surround rechromed, and new stainless side molding strips fitted. Body seals and weatherstripping were also replaced.

Factory “cloverleaf” wheels are finished in black with machined accents and mounted with chrome beauty rings and were mounted with new 185/65 R15 tires after pictures were taken. The car is equipped with power-assisted four-wheel disc brakes, and the front calipers were rebuilt under current ownership. The brake pads were also replaced at all four corners, and new shocks were installed.

Tan vinyl upholstery covers high-backed bucket seats up front and a bench in the rear. Brown carpets line the floors. Amenities include a center console with a storage box as well as an aftermarket CD player.

The seller has replaced upper and lower dash pads, and the dash is lined with woodgrain appliqués and houses Smiths gauges including a tachometer with a 6,400-rpm redline, a 120-mph speedometer, and a six-digit odometer showing 49k miles. Approximately 400 miles have been driven by the seller, with the actual total unknown.

The 2.0-liter B20 inline-four features Bosch D-Jetronic fuel injection and was rated at 130 horsepower with 130 lb-ft of torque when new.

The M41 four-speed manual gearbox routes power through a Laycock de Normanville overdrive unit and a solid rear axle. Additional pictures of the underbody can be viewed in the gallery. Cold start, walk-around, and driving videos are shown below.

Vehicle Details

  • 1971 Volvo P1800E
  • Listing ID:CC-1542366
  • Price:$36,500
  • Location:Holden, Massachusetts
  • Year:1971
  • Make:Volvo
  • Model:P1800E
  • Exterior Color:Gold
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:49670
  • Convertible:Yes
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Restoration History:Fully Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Vinyl
  • CD Player:Yes
  • Bucket Seats:Yes
  • Engine History:Original
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive

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