The Volvo P1800E coupe has remained high collector's desirability
lists because it is that rare vehicle that is both distinctly
styled and timelessly European. And this 1971 coupe has been
treated with the right care with a history of restorations under
The reason the P1800 is so coveted is it carries a higher level of
craftsmanship. The front end has an attractive presence that could
have come from Italian design houses like Vignale or Ghia. You can
also see the quality in the profile. The sheet metal has a curve
right in the door that flows directly into a hint of tailfin.
That's the kind of expensive and time-consuming manufacturing that
could only come from choosing artistry over efficiency. It's the
kind of car that you fall in love with at first sight and don't let
go. That's why the consignor's husband bought it in college in 1976
and kept it until his passing. Along the way, it received mild
professional restorations in 1996 and another about a decade later.
The nearly half-century of history under this family seemed to be
more about cherishing this unique car and using it sparingly for
pleasure drives. So the factory-correct turquoise paint has had the
care and investment to make sure the nice gloss continues to
highlight the Volvo's unique shape. Plus, bright chrome bumpers,
complete badging, straight side trim, clean glass, and the
correct-style sport wheels all make for a standout vintage total
The back interior shows off more of the clean and respected style
of this coupe. The front bucket seats not only look good, but they
also retain the factory-style thigh bolstering. That might seem
like a small detail, but it was proof that Volvo wanted you to use
these for comfortable grand touring. 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. The full interior package feels very
detail-oriented. It's in everything from the working dome light to
the three-point seatbelts - a Volvo safety invention.
Under the hood is the correct-style 2.0-liter motor. It has a
fantastic presentation with its red block, bright head cover, and
overall tidy style. There have even been some nice recent
investments like servicing the fuel system, newer plugs, and a
partial new exhaust. It's all about keeping this cherished cruiser
ready for someone new to enjoy the drive. And this is this kind of
classic that loves to be properly driven. This was the final
evolution of the P1800 series. The "E" was the one that introduced
fuel injection, which was the most potent powerhouse of the P1800
series. So you have a strong-running heart at the center of this
great grand touring machine. This kind of setup means the engine is
built for versatility instead of all-out speed, and the suspension
is tuned for a better ride than most vintage sports cars you know.
The four-speed manual transmission shifts smoothly as it gives you
firm control over the motor. Plus, the "E" also upgraded the series
to four-wheel power disc brakes.
This is the long-term cherished car that has been treated with all
the right care and investments. So you know this makes for an
awesome classic you need to have in your garage. Call today!!!
1971 Volvo P1800E
Location:Lithia Springs, Georgia
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