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1973 Volvo P1800 ES 4 Speed with Overdrive and Air Conditioning Gorgeous - Video

Make: Volvo
Model: P1800 ES
Type: Wagon
Trim: Shooting Brake
Year: 1973
Mileage: 156,000
Color: Ice Blue Metallic
Engine: 4 cylinder
Cylinders: 4
Transmission: 4 Speed Overdrive
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Biscuit Leather
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Stanton, California, United States

1973 Volvo P1800 ES Shooting Brake Additional Info:

Thanks for visiting our listing for this cool 1973 Volvo P1800ES Shooting Brake. These very interesting cars are really coming into their own. Picked by Wayne Carini to soar in value over the next few years, these great classic Volvos provide a solid investment in addition to the joy of possessing a piece of art you can drive every day.

What’s a Shooting Brake? Here’s a nice wikipedia article. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting-brake


This is a late 1973 model P1800ES. Only 8077 cars were produced for the model years 1972 and 1973. Only sold in the US and an instant hit at dealer showrooms, this gorgeous ES likely caused quite a spike in traffic at the then staid, Volvo dealer.


Fresh Volvo Ice Blue Metallic two stage respray. Clearcoat has been buffed to a high sheen and looks amazing. Excellent panel fit. Excellent gaps. Fresh chrome and trim. New windshield. Excellent glass. See the pictures. Zero nicks, Zero scratches. See the video and pictures.

This ES features a respray in the factory colour. The paint has been upgraded to current standards and includes clearcoat. This will ensure a shine for many years past the factory expectations. Air Conditioning, Am Fm Radio and the 4 Speed with Overdrive top out the option list.


The fresh Biscuit leather seat upholstery is in excellent condition with no rips, tears or abnormalities. Beautiful new carpeting. New headliner. Air Conditioning. Factory console and floor shifter. Folding rear seat. Original gauges in place.

Wheels, Tires

Factory steel wheels with Chrome trim rings. Nice tires.


Volvo’s 3 million mile B20 engine runs excellent. Check Irv out here for an idea of how long these cars last. Weber carburetor upgrade for power and reliability. Bosch Jetronic fuel injection system is boxed and available to the buyer. Factory Air Conditioning. New fuel pump, tune and radiator service.


Smooth shifting manual transmission with Laycock Overdrive works well.


4 wheel power disc brakes have been refreshed and work properly.


New warranted Interstate Battery. Warranty service is available Nationwide through approximately 60,000 Interstate dealers.


Fresh tune up, spark plugs, oil change, filter, wiper blades.


The trim is in excellent shape. Chrome and stainless have been reconditioned throughout.


Windshield is new. Other glass is original and excellent.


The odometer shows 155782 miles and operates properly.


The title is clear and all documentation is included. No back fees are due. No smog is required for California residents. Very low cost Antique registration for most US States.


A thick build book with extensive documentation is included. There are detailed photos of the restoration work, documentation and receipts as well as period adverts and Volvo club enthusiast magazines.


There are a few comparable P1800ES Volvo cars for sale at this time. Sure, you can find a car that needs work, a lethargic automatic or a car without AC. But find one in original condition with a 4 Speed overdrive and AC that has not been abused or rusted away and you have just a handful of candidates indeed. Given the scarcity of available cars in this configuration and condition, this P1800ES represents an outstanding value that can be enjoyed immediately as well as being an appreciating investment in automotive art.

Had one of these back in the day? Yep, they were everywhere briefly and now you hardly see one. This P1800 ES pulls you right you back into 1973. The feel and sound will melt the years away at the first turn of her key.

Please come inspect this great Volvo P1800 ES before the listing ends. We are happy to meet you and show her off. Please keep in mind that this is a used car. 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.

Please enjoy this walk around video.

Please come inspect this great 73 Volvo P1800ES before the listing ends. We are happy to meet you and show her off. Please keep in mind that this is a used car. 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.

Please, no after auction games. Please have your permissions and funds in order before bidding.

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