1972 Volvo P1800 ES
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True Survivor! This 1972 model is finished in white with 4 speed and Type J Laycock overdrive, Positraction rear, Tan/Biscuit leather interior and has traveled jus 67,258 original miles.

This car was featured in the lobby at the AACA Museum in Hershey, PA for their 2015 Station Wagon exhibit titled "A Family Affair".

Purchased in March of '72 by its original owner, it was meticulously maintained by him for over 30 years and then sold to the garage owner where the car was serviced. The second owner rarely drove the car but replaced the radiator and Idler arm assembly before being acquired by its current owner.

Recent work includes removal of gas tank to clean and coat its interior, new fuel pump and fuel filter, changing of engine and transmission oil, replacement of LR brake caliper and rotor (originals will be included with sale), LR flexible brake hose replaced, LR brake pressure regulator rebuilt, LR suspension strap replaced, new LR axle seals, brake master cylinder replaced and system completely flushed with ATE Super Blue fluid to ensure it was completely clean. The car now runs and drives great w/no known issues.

All gauges function except for the oil temperature gauge. Dealer-installed (Keystone Motors Berwyn, PA) Volvo A/C works but needs annual charging. New 185/65-15 tires were nstalled on rare Cosmic wheels from England. The original owner also installed a chrome valve cover. A period-ish AM/FM Cassette is installed w/upgraded speakers.

At some point in its early life the front end was repainted as evidenced by overspray on the front suspension and air filter exterior. The undercarriage is in solid, original condition and there are minor spots of surface rust under the top trim pieces on the sides of the car.

The original owner was an Electrical Engineer at Bell Labs in Reading, PA and his Bell Labs key fob is included. Also included is a Volvo Sports America P1800 Registry affidavit placing the car in their registry as of March 1997, original owners manuals and some paperwork including the original owner/credit card and A/C Installation paperwork. The windshield washer & bottle is functional and included, but not currently installed as it makes changing the oil filter a challenge.

The car has the original spare and the original, unused original leather luggage straps still in what appears to be original plastic packaging. Volvo factory service manuals for years 1973 and a Foreign Autotech P1800 service manual is included in addition to the Rare factory Overdrive and Fuel injection manuals.

With vintage Volvos setting auction records, there's no better time to include this handsome and functional wagon to your collection. Located in Southeastern PA, it is ready for immediate delivery.


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P1800 ES


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4 speed w/overdrive
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Station Wagon

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