1973 Volvo 1800ES


  • In excellent overall condition thanks to consistent and enthusiastic maintenance
  • The fuel system has been professionally modified to support a Weber carburettor
  • Gorgeous interior that makes for a pleasant driving experience 
  • Stunning paintwork with a deep, glossy shine
  • Fresh MoT is planned for Oct 3rd

The Appeal

With a marriage of practicality and quality, Volvo is well-celebrated for producing cars with distinctive durability, and the Volvo 1800ES does not stray from this trait. Questioned by no one, this 1972 model is a unique blend of Swedish quality and design, known for its strong steel construction that demands respect on the roads.

It's more than a car; it's a grand statement of craftsmanship and style that never falls out of fashion. This particular model features a professionally modified fuel system running a Weber carb, amplifying its performance and application, ensuring a joyous drive every time.

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The History and Paperwork

  • Cherished by 3 long-term owners who've maintained the car generously
  • Unverifiable, but probably accurate, mileage of 58,750
  • The vehicle is MOT exempt but a fresh MOT is planned for the 3rd of October
  • Service history is fair with presence of MOT certs and invoices for major jobs
  • Notable paperwork includes advisory for flexy steering coupling appearance
  • Ownership traces with DVLA records and correspondence with the last two enthusiast owners
  • Five owners
  • Cherished plate is available
  • Service invoices, MoT history and certificates and owner's manual

The Interior

  • Excellent condition interior with minimum signs of wear
  • Handsome black leather upholstery
  • Contrasting blue carpet
  • The dashboard is in good order
  • The oil temperature gauge no longer functions
  • Trim in fantastic condition
  • Fully functioning electricals
  • Enthusiasts describe it as a "nice place to be"

The Exterior

  • Resprayed about three years ago, and more recent repair and overhaul has been carried out to the bonnet
  • The chrome is plentiful, but the bumpers have faded somewhat
  • Underside is solid, with WaxOyl treatment
  • Fulda tyres fitted to standard ES wheels
  • Superior condition bodywork with no signs of corrosion
  • Paintwork in outstanding condition with few to no imperfections noted
  • Deep, lustrous shine that enhances its appeal
  • Constructed with strong Swedish steel

The Mechanics

  • New parts fitted recently, enhancing the vehicle's operation
  • Automatic gearbox
  • Very neat Weber carburettor conversion
  • Recent service, engine oil seal repair, and brake overhaul
  • No faults noted with the running of the vehicle
  • Engine rear oil seal replaced in 2020


This 1972 Volvo 1800ES Auto presents a delightful opportunity to own a classic car, synonymous with durability, design, and overall performance. This particular model, maintained with care throughout its lifetime, stands in a proud state of preservation.

Not only does it feature a professionally modified fuel system to enhance driving experience, but it also boasts an interior of superb condition and an exterior with an appealing shine.


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1973
  • Make Volvo
  • Model P1800
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 58,750 Miles
  • Engine size 1986
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Whitby
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
9 bids from 7 bidders
  • he•••• £8,700 17/10/23
  • Lo•••• £8,600 17/10/23
  • jo•••• £8,500 17/10/23
  • wi•••• £8,200 15/10/23
  • Qu•••• £8,000 14/10/23
  • wi•••• £7,800 13/10/23
  • Ti•••• £7,500 13/10/23
  • wi•••• £7,200 12/10/23
  • La•••• £7,000 12/10/23
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