Thanks for visiting our listing for this cool 1973 Volvo P1800ES Shooting Brake. These very interesting cars are really coming into their own. These great classic Volvos provide a solid investment in addition to the joy of possessing a piece of art you can drive.
What’s a Shooting Brake? Here’s a nice wikipedia article. here
Rarity
This is a late 1973 model P1800ES. #6981 of only 8077 produced for the model years 1972 and 1973. An instant hit at dealer showrooms, this gorgeous ES likely caused quite a spike in traffic at the then-staid, Volvo dealer. This California car hasn’t seen the harsh weather of the Swedish motherland or the salty roads out east.
Exterior
Fresh Volvo Gold Metallic two stage respray. The clear coat has been color sanded, 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.
Wheels
Fitted with Alloy wheels as shown, The factory steel wheels with Chrome trim rings are available.
Engine
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 induction system. The Bosch Jetronic fuel injection is boxed and included. Air Conditioning is in place and is complete. New fuel pump, tune and radiator service.
Transmission
4 Speed Manual transmission with Laycock Overdrive works well.
Braking, Steering
4 wheel Power Disc brakes have been refreshed and work properly. Wheel alignment just completed.
Battery
New warranted Interstate Battery. Warranty service is available Nationwide through approximately 60,000 Interstate dealers.
Service
Fresh tune up, spark plugs, oil change, filter, wiper blades.
Trim
The trim is in excellent shape. Chrome and stainless have been reconditioned throughout.
Glass
Windshield is new. Other glass is original and excellent.
Interior
The fresh Black seat upholstery is in excellent condition with no rips, tears or abnormalities. Beautiful Cocoa carpeting. Nice headliner. Air Conditioning. Factory console and floor shifter. Folding rear seat. Original gauges in place. The personal items in the photographs are not included. They are meant to demonstrate the original sporting nature of the gentleman’s weekender. Golf clubs fit fine too.
Odometer
The odometer shows 127310 miles and operates properly.
DMV
We charge a DMV / Documentation fee of $65
The California title is clear and clean.
No smog certificate is required for California residents
Very low cost Antique registration and insurance for most US States.
Documentation
A binder with build pictures, detailed information, receipts and specs is included.
The book “Swedish Iron” is included
Two sets of door and ignition keys are included
10 or so Volvo club magazines and Volvo a club patch are included.
A lithograph (?) exploded drawing of the Volvo P1800 ES is included.
A CD with photos is included.
Inspection
Please come inspect this great Volvo before the listing ends. We are happy to meet you and show her off. The details contained in this listing are based on our review of the vehicle and any errors or omissions are unintentional. Please keep in mind that this is a 45 year old used car. It will need periodic attention just as any classic automobile does. 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 so please move on to something new. Like a Prius.
More pictures and Video
Many more pictures are available here here
Financing
We offer excellent simple interest collector car financing through JJ Best Bank. Shop here for a great low interest deal here
Trade ins
Yes we take trades! We like interesting cars but newer cars are welcome too.
Dealer
Yes, we are licensed and can issue registration on the spot for California.
Transportation
We use a Worldwide transport network. Our cars regularly go to the east coast. Several have gone to Europe lately. We can help with setting up whatever you need. There is a page on our website dedicated to shipping information here here
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Used
“trades welcome, collector car financing available”
Year: 1973 VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 183635400681
Mileage: 127,310 Transmission: Manual plus overdrive
Make: Volvo Body Type: Shooting Brake
Model: P1800ES Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Engine: B20 Vehicle Title: Clear
Drive Type: RWD Power Options: Air Conditioning
Fuel Type: Gasoline Exterior Color: Gold
For Sale By: Dealer Interior Color: Black
Drive Side: Left-hand drive Number of Cylinders: 4