1973 Volvo P1800ES
Drive:Rear Wheel Drive
- 4 Speed
- Air Conditioning
Thanks for visiting our listing for this cool 1973 Volvo P1800ES Shooting Brake. These very interesting cars are really coming into their own. Picked by Wayne Carini to soar in value over the next few years, these great classic Volvos provide a solid investment in addition to the joy of possessing a piece of art you can enjoy.
What’s a Shooting Brake? Here’s a nice wikipedia article. Note that this exact car in this color is the contemporary example of a Shooting Brake https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting-brake
This is a late 1973 model P1800ES. #6981 of only 8077 produced for the model years 1972 and 1973. Only sold in the US and an instant hit at dealer showrooms, this gorgeous ES likely caused quite a spike in traffic at the then staid, Volvo dealer.
Fresh Volvo Gold Metallic two stage respray over original green. Clearcoat has been buffed to a high sheen and looks amazing. Excellent panel fit. Laser straight. New chrome and trim. New windshield. Excellent glass. See the pictures. Zero nicks, Zero scratches.
This ES features the rare factory gold paint. This was the additional cost metallic paint and rare in 1973. The brochures and period advertising, some of which are included, usually featured the Gold P1800 ES with Black interior. Air Conditioning, Am Fm Radio and the 4 Speed with Overdrive topped out the option list. You could downgrade from here but this was the “fully loaded” car.
Factory steel wheels with Chrome trim rings. Newer tires.
Volvo’s 3 million mile B20 engine runs excellent. Check Irv out here for an idea of how long these cars last. Upgraded to Weber Carburetor. The Bosch Jetronic fuel injection is boxed and goes with the car. Factory Air Conditioning is in place. New fuel pump, tune and radiator service.
Smooth shifting manual transmission with Laycock overdrive works well.
4 wheel power disc brakes have been refreshed and work properly. The steering box was rebuilt to factory specs. Front wheel alignment just completed.
New Interstate Battery
Fresh tune up, spark plugs, oil change, filter, wiper blades.
The trim is in excellent shape. Chrome and stainless have been reconditioned throughout.
Windshield is new. Installed 2-29. Other glass is original and excellent.
The fresh Black seat upholstery is in excellent condition with no rips, tears or abnormalities. Beautiful Cocoa carpeting. Nice headliner. New dash caps. Air Conditioning. Dealer adjustable front seat tracks have been set to the most rearward position. We can reset these forward for drivers under 6’ tall. Factory console and floor shifter. Folding rear seat. Original gauges in place.
The odometer shows 127310 miles and operates properly.
The title is clear and all documentation is included. No back fees are due. No smog is required for California residents. Very low cost Antique registration for most US States.
A thick build book with extensive documentation is included. There are detailed photos of the restoration work, documentation and receipts as well as period adverts and Volvo club enthusiast magazines.
Clear California title.
Please come inspect this great 73 Volvo P1800ES before the listing ends. We are happy to meet you and show her off. Please keep in mind that this is a used car. It is not a new car and will not be fresh and perfect like that new soul sucking Camry your Aunt Betty drives. If that’s what you are after, this is not your era, nor your car.
Video walk around and test drive will be uploaded shortly.
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