Vacation Memories: ’71 Volvo 1800E
We’ve owned lots of Volvos. Probably can’t count how many have taken residence in our garage. The oldest was a ’52 PV444 that we found in the high desert in California. Most of the others were station wagons – the 240 and the 740 – plain and turbocharged. We had a Bertone 780 Coupe in a pretty dark red metallic too. But we have never owned an 1800. We think we may have missed a really neat experience. The 1800 acquired its name from the displacement of the engine. It was called a P1800S. The S is for Sweden.Earlier today, we posted Irv Gordon’s progress to the 3 million mile mark in his ’66 P1800S. Irv’s car has mostly original parts including the engine. Of course the parts that wear out have been replaced but the big bits are all ’66. In 1970, Volvo increased the displacement to 2000cc and added fuel injection and 4-wheel disc brakes. They didn’t change the name to 2000E however. Today’s feature is courtesy of Mark S. and it is one special 1800E. It is a documented 1-owner car delivered to the owner at the factory in Goteborg while on vacation. Since that day, it has accumulated a mere 128,000 miles. That’s a waffle run for Irv Gordon. The owner kept every record since day 1. Everything works as it should. No “excepts” or “buts” and that is impressive for a 43 year anything. The 1800E has had one quality respray in the original Blue Metallic. The front seats were recovered in the correct material and pattern and the rest of the interior is original to the car. This is a special car and you can see and read more at the seller’s website by clicking here.