Volvo 1800 ES, 1973
Volvo 1800 ES, year 1973. Body colour pale blue metallic with a black leather interior and blue carpet. This wonderful and characteristic Volvo 1800 ES is in a very original and very good condition. The last owner has taken excellent care driving and maintaining this beauty. Over the last years many important parts have been renewed and overhauled (see below). The Volvo 1800 ES is a relatively rare Volvo model, only 8800 specimens have been built. The 1800 ES is a classic which performs beautifully in modern day traffic, the powerful injection engine and the overdrive make it possible to maintain high cruising speeds effortlessly. The Volvo 1800 ES is an automobile icon, it is the first 2-door ‘life-style’ wagon the world ever saw.
Renewed/ overhauled in the last years (amongst others): exhaust, leather upholstery, additional interior sound proofing, new Stainless-Steel bumpers, new door locks, new Bosch injectors and Bosch petrol pump, rear axle overhauled, new head lamps and lamp housings, odometer in km/h fitted, brake system overhauled, more rigid stabiliser-bar at the front, new front wheel bearings.
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The Volvo P 1800 is undoubtedly the most elegantly, exquisitely and dynamically designed Volvo of the twentieth century. The Volvo P 1800 was designed by Per Petterson who was employed at 'carrosseria Frua' those days.
The Volvo P 1800 came onto the market in 1961 as a coupe and was initially built at Jensen’s in England. The P1800 became world-famous for the series of "The Saint" in the 1960s, with Roger Moore as Simon Templar in the leading role.
After building 6000 cars in 1963, production of the P 1800 was relocated to Sweden, and the car was then named the P1800 "S" (Sverige).
In September 1969, the P1800 E came onto the market with a Bosch fuel injection system, a modified dashboard and had disc brakes all around. The P1800 ES estate/coupe came onto the market in 1971.
Four-cylinder Volvo B20E engine
Bosch petrol injection
cylinder capacity: 1998 cc.
capacity: 135 bhp. at 6000 rpm.
gearbox: 4 speed+ overdrive (3-speed automatic optional)
top speed: 185 km/h.
weight: 1130 kg.