Repainted last year in Sea Green Metallic with contrasting soft tan leather interior and deep turquoise blue carpets. This is an excellent example of the rare Volvo 1800 ES. Along with the Reliant Scimitar GTE and the Jensen GT, the Volvo was one of the earliest “lifestyle” estate cars, but from a major manufacturer using its own existing engines. Volvo continues to be proud of this heritage. Still on its original registration number, this particular example has been well cared for over the past 43 years, with the last but one keeper owning it from 1987 to 2016. The file includes paperwork for a significant amount of restoration work over the years. This is a handsome and practical classic which copes easily with modern day traffic. The fuel injected engine used in the 1800ES, when mated with the Borg-Warner three-speed automatic gearbox as here, suits the car’s different character and likely use. Despite the Simon Templar/Saint associations of the coupe, the P1800 range was not a full-blooded sportscar anyway, rather a “trouble free sports car” as Volvo said in its promotional literature. This is a very usable, modern classic, yet benefits from being a historic class car for road taxation. This lovely car will be supplied with a fresh MoT on purchase.
|Make||British Classic Cars|
|Category||British Classic Cars, Classic Cars, Volvo|
|LHD / RHD||LHD|
|Private / Trade||Private|
|No of views||173 total views|
|Advert placed on||April 21, 2017 4:05 pm|