<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108

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Lot 109
1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon

Sold for US$ 19,600 inc. premium
1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon
Chassis no. 6078.6108

1,985cc OHV Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Fuel Injection
125bhp at 5,800rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission with O/D
Independent Front Suspension - Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Stylish and practical Volvo Sports Estate
*Beautifully restored example
*Lovely Petroleum Blue over Cognac livery
*Just under 50,000 miles from new


THE VOLVO P1800

Introduced in 1960 and popularized by The Saint television series, starring Roger Moore, Volvo's pretty P1800 Sports Coupe, although no hairy-chested tire-shredder, was nonetheless something of a radical departure for the sober-sided Swedish concern. Lacking a sports car in its range, Volvo had started the project back in 1957, the man chiefly responsible being an engineering consultant, Helmer Petterson, who had designed Volvo's PV444. Carrozzeria Frua built the first three prototypes and it was intended that Karmann would undertake production, though this idea was vetoed by Volkswagen, Karmann's biggest customer.

Based on the 121 saloon, the P1800 was built initially by Jensen Motors in West Bromwich and employed Volvo's rugged, four-cylinder, overhead-valve engine in 1,778cc form. Breathing through twin carburetors, this unit produced 100bhp, an output sufficient to propel the solidly built coupé to a top speed of around 105mph. The running gear was conventional, with independent front suspension and live rear axle, and all versions came with servo-assisted front disc brakes. Production of the P1800 was transferred to Sweden in 1963.

A capacity increase to 1,985cc was followed by the adoption of fuel injection in 1969, maximum power increasing to 130bhp, with four-wheel disc brakes standardized at the same time. By the end of the 1960s, the model was beginning to look dated but the introduction of the Reliant GTE-influenced P1800ES Sport Wagon version extended its lease of life. Production of the P1800ES ceased in 1973 after 8,078 units had been built.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Beyond a line of 5 owners, little is known about the exact origins of this unique piece of Swedish iron, but in more recent times, this gentleman-like Wagon has undergone a thorough restoration. This work was conducted sometime around 2009 by a mechanic who was a previous owner. Some of the renovations included rebuilding the transmission, and installing new injectors, brakes, wiring harness, and pumps. The body was repainted to its original Petroleum Blue Metallic color and the Cognac interior received new carpets. Many further areas of the vehicle were addressed and documentation of the process containing further details was published once the work was complete. With such an uncommon and unique shape, these Volvos has endured as classics over the decade, now is the opportunity to pick up a fine example.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, this Volvo is equipped with a 3-speed Borg-Warner Automatic transmission, not a 4-speed manual, and that a safety check and engine service is recommended to be performed before road use.
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<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
<b>1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon</b><br />Chassis no. 6078.6108
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