Swedish Longroof: ’72 Volvo 1800ES
Like the Austin-Healey we featured, we seem to come up with quite a few nice Volvo 1800s lately. This is a really nice follow-up to the Coupe we had earlier this week. That 1800E was interesting because it had factory A/C. Guess what? If you need a little more carrying capacity for you scuba gear, this one has A/C too. It is the same light blue metallic as the Coupe so you have a real choice here. This offering is believed to have fewer than 100,000 miles on it and the engine has been rebuilt. We wonder what Irv Gordon would say to needing a rebuild at less than 100 grand. We think Irv went like 500,000 before he needed to anything more serious than a tune-up or oil change. The styling of the ES was done in-house although a few Italian design houses submitted concepts. If you travel to Goteborg and visit the Volvo Museum, you’ll see a few prototypes that thankfully didn’t make it. But the longroof ES really has it all together. So much so, it inspired Peter Horbury’s design of the Volvo C30. We think that is one handsome personal-sized Coupe. Maybe you really don’t want an old Volvo? You could buy the C30 and get a warranty for 4 years. But we suspect if you are reading this you will opt for the 1800ES. Click here for the eBay Auction.