For Sale: 1971 Volvo P1800E in Lithia Springs, Georgia

Vehicle Description

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 long-term ownership.

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 package.

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!!!

Vehicle Details

  • 1971 Volvo P1800E
  • Listing ID: CC-1679275
  • Price: $34,995
  • Location:Lithia Springs, Georgia
  • Year:1971
  • Make:Volvo
  • Model:P1800E
  • Exterior Color:Turquoise
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:43107
  • Stock Number:7093-ATL
  • VIN:184353033489
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Atlanta
213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs, GA 30122

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