A good Volvo is for the lover of different kind of distinction, and
this 1973 P1800 ES proves it best. With the individual style,
factory-correct standout color, original engine, 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 owing 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 this one does deserve to stand with the exotics with its intricate sheetmetal and Italian-inspired front end. But this European also has a flair all its own. After all, elements like the huge rear glass was the beginning of a Volvo hallmark. It's all wrapped in its factory-correct Green-Blue Poly that is a true standout, especially with the wheels painted to match.
And speaking of standouts, the caramel tan interior looks terrific against the exterior color. The color feels just as elegant as aggressive thanks to their fresh materials. 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/CD stereo to the generous cargo capacity built into the design of the ES.
Under the hood is the original 2.0-liter motor. It has a fantastic presentation with its red block and bright head cover that you can instantly tell this has been treated well since day one. Another great reason to have a 1973 car is because this is the most powerful version of the motor, and it even includes Bosch fuel injection. This is mated to a four-speed manual transmission with overdrive for easy cruising. In fact, the P1800 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. Add in four-wheel disc brakes, and this P1800 ES is the comfortable classic you'll want to drive everywhere.
Unique, rare, and quite striking - this P1800 ES is cool classic that doesn't come around very often. So don't let this turnkey example slip away. Call today!!!
One of the most enjoyable classic cars I have ever owned was my Volvo 1800S. I restored that car, took it to shows, participated in rallies, and used it during Monterey, California, car week.
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