The Volvo P1800 is a 2+2, front-engine, rear-drive sports car manufactured and marketed by Volvo between 1961-1973. Originally a coupe (1961–1971), it was altered into a shooting-brake for the duration of its production. The ES was actually manufactured in Switzerland and in 1973 only the 1800ES was produced by Volvo.
The 1800ES first introduced in 1971 had a newly designed rear end compared with the previous versions of the 1800. The roofline was extended and the car had a profile that was more reminiscent of an estate. Self evidentially the 1800ES had increased luggage capacity to provide extra space for golfing or hunting equipment
Under the surface, the technology in the 1800ES was the same as that in the other 1800 models. As made famaous by Roger Moore in the iconic TV series The Saint. Only 8000 P1800 Estates were produced and roughly 2000 these were made for the UK market. Some say there are only about 90 left.
The Volvo P1800 ES is a remarkably usable, practical classic that offers reliability and real confidence, it is after all a Volvo.
This 1973 automatic Volvo 1800ES originated in Guernsey by its first owner and remained in his ownership for 42 years. The car was laid up in 1998. In the previous few years that it was in circulation the mileage was very low as it was not his main mode of transport and was only used sparingly. The car changed into the previous ownership in 2015 and was restored to the condition of which these pictures show. She comes with its original green logbook, service records, original handbook and spare set of keys
The car has only covered 71000 miles and is an immaculate example of this rare and quirky vehicle.