Volvo P1800ES

Overview
Produced: 1971-1973, 8078 produced.
Types: Estate,2 doors,2 seats
In 1972 came the last model, the 1800ES, a hatchback or station wagon version with an all-glass tailgate; the engine was downgraded to 125bhp (92 kW) by reducing the compression ratio with a thicker head gasket (engine variant B20F); although maximum power was slightly down the engine was less "peaky" and the real-world performance was actually improved. For the last model year, 1973, only the 1800ES was produced. Total production of the 1800 line from 1961 through 1973 was 47,492 units. Production ended on June 27, 1973 although Volvo was in negotiations with Sergio Coggiola concerning a possible P1800ESC.  Practical Classics July 2010 - Featuring Buyers Volvo 1800 (1961-1973).  Click Here to view in our shop.
Source: Motorbase
Engines
CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1985ccS4 OHVVolvo S4 OHV89mm x 80mm
Performance
Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
112 mph10.8 s
Auction Sales History
Lot
Num
Description Auctioneer Date Hammer Price Hammer Price
(inc premium)
111 Volvo P1800ES Anglia Car Auctions 23 Nov 2013 - £10500.00
111 Volvo P1800ES Anglia Car Auctions 9 Nov 2013 - £10500.00
858 Volvo P1800 ES Station Wagon Auctions America 1 Aug 2013 - $12100.00
305 Volvo P1800ES Sports Estate Bonhams 29 Apr 2013 Not sold
53 Volvo P1800 ES H&H Sales Limited 26 Feb 2013 Not sold
631 Volvo P1800ES Sports Estate Bonhams 8 Sep 2012 Not sold
18 Volvo 1800ES Charterhouse 15 Jul 2012 Not sold
Unknown Volvo 1800 ES Anglia Car Auctions 25 Jun 2011 £7980.00 -
308 Volvo P1800ES Coys 8 Mar 2011 Not sold
032 Volvo P1800ES Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers 2 Mar 2011 £4500.00 -
117 Volvo P1800ES Sports Estate Bonhams 24 Jul 2010 £7000.00 £8050.00
005 1973 VOLVO P1800 ES H&H Sales Limited 22 Nov 2006 £7100.00 -
002 1973 VOLVO P1800 ES H&H Sales Limited 18 Oct 2006 £2800.00 -
112 Volvo P1800 ES 2.0i Barons 1 Nov 2005 £3150.00 -
202 Volvo P1800 ES 2.0i Barons 20 Sep 2005 Not sold
07 Volvo 1800 ES BCA 2 Jun 2005 - £2956.00
008 Volvo 1800 ES Artcurial - Briest - Poulain Le Fur 15 Nov 2004 - €11901.00
136 Volvo 1800ES Barons 3 Aug 2004 Not sold
302 Volvo P1800ES (1972) Coys 22 Jul 2002 - £6352.00
009 Volvo P1800ES (1973) Poulain LeFur 4 Mar 2002 Not sold
042 Volvo P1800ES (1973) Barons 18 Dec 2001 £2000.00 -
054 Volvo P1800ES (1972) BCA 26 Mar 2001 - £5075.00
252 Volvo P1800ES (1972) RTS Auctions Ltd 24 Oct 1999 £2500.00 -
107 Volvo P1800ES (1973) Coys 31 Jul 1999 Not sold
Unknown Volvo P1800ES (1973) Barons 27 Jul 1999 Not sold
018 Volvo P1800ES (1973) Barons 27 Jul 1999 Not sold
616 Volvo P1800ES (1972) Lambert & Foster 29 Apr 1999 £3050.00 -
078 Volvo P1800ES (1972) BCA 15 Jun 1998 £5400.00 -
053 Volvo P1800ES (1972) Poulain LeFur 30 Mar 1998 - FF64295.00
255 Volvo P1800ES Sports (1972) Brooks 11 Mar 1998 - CHF9775.00
234 Volvo P1800ES (1973) RTS Auctions Ltd 18 May 1997 Not sold
048 Volvo P1800ES (1972) H&H Sales Limited 27 Nov 1996 Not sold
014 Volvo P1800ES (1973) H&H Sales Limited 27 Nov 1996 £1350.00 -
031 Volvo P1800ES (1972) H&H Sales Limited 24 Jul 1996 £3000.00 -
233 Volvo P1800ES (1972) RTS Auctions Ltd 21 Jul 1996 £1400.00 -
572 Volvo P1800ES (1973) Lambert & Foster 25 Apr 1996 £2400.00 -
022 Volvo P1800ES (1972) Sandown 20 Apr 1996 £3000.00 -
394 Volvo P1800ES (1973) Dreweatt Neate 16 Mar 1996 £2000.00 -
087 Volvo P1800ES (1973) ADT 20 Feb 1995 £7000.00 -
047 Volvo P1800ES (1972) ADT 18 Jul 1994 £2500.00 -
005 Volvo P1800ES (1972) ADT 13 Jun 1994 £1000.00 -
015 Volvo P1800ES (1973) H&H Sales Limited 8 May 1994 Not sold
007 Volvo P1800ES (1972) ADT 11 Apr 1994 Not sold
023 Volvo P1800ES (1972) ADT 21 Feb 1994 £2750.00 -
017 Volvo P1800ES (1973) Sandown 30 Oct 1993 £3400.00 -
Books
Magazine Articles
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Article Buying Guide - Volvo 1800 1961-1973
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Publication Practical Classics July 2010
Buying Guide - Volvo 1800 1961-1973 - A sporty car that could change your views on classic Swedes.
Article Group Test - Sporting estates
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Publication Practical Classics June 2006
Sporting estates - Some people are born into it, the rest of us have to work for it.  But these four station wagons prove you don't need blue blood to get a taste of the high life.
Article Buyers Guide - Volvo P1800 - 1961-1973
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Publication Practical Classics April 2003
Buyers Guide - Volvo P1800 - 1961-1973. There aren’t many classic Volvos, but the sexy-looking saintly 1800 is definitely one of the few.
Article Time for your injections gentlemen
24 View
Publication Practical Classics May 2002
Side by Side Fuel Injected Cars. Time for your injections gentlemen. Fuel-injection has been the route to more power for nearly 50 years. Kevin Leaper brings together five cars that chart its development.
Article Buyers Guide - Volvo 1800 - Saintly Sinner
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Publication Practical Classics January 1998
Buyers Guide - Volvo 1800 - Saintly Sinner - Buying a Volvo 1800 give you an instant halo but beware - you might end up with a devil in disguise, warns Danny O'Driscoll.
Article Swedish Classics - Cold comfort
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Publication Classic Car Mart December 2011
Swedish Classics - Cold comfort - We take a look at the sensible and not so sensible Swedish classics. Saab 99, Saab Sonett, Volvo Amazon, Volvo P1800.
Article How to buy a Volvo 1800
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Publication Classics Monthly September 2011
How to buy a Volvo 1800 - Stylish looks and robust underpinnings make the evergreen Swede an impressive all-rounder.
Article Pace with space
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Publication Classic Car Mart December 2010
Pace with space - There was a time when the words 'sporting' and 'estate' wouldn't appear in the same sentence - until Reliant and Volvo did something rather clever.  Paul Guinness get to grips with the Scimitar GTE and 1800ES.
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