Nasty but nice: ’72 Volvo 1800ES
Every so often we find a car that appeals to us for no particular reason other than we would like to see what it could be. One of our favorite car geek shows is Wheeler Dealers out of the UK. They sometimes take risks and buy a car we wouldn’t; yet they turn it into a sweet running ride. Another UK favorite is the original and impossible to duplicate (although they try) Top Gear. Each season, Top Gear will produce a special that involves buying a car on a ridiculously low-budget and taking it to some far off country. It amazes me that they can find a car that costs maybe $5,000 that can survive a trip across Africa or through the Amazon jungle. That doesn’t mean things don’t fall off along the way but they do make it…most of the time. And that brings us to today’s super cheap find at one of our favorite sellers. It is a very collectible Volvo 1800ES Sportwagon. What a great car that looks like it needs a lot of cosmetic work. The seller’s say it runs pretty well as is. It even as A/C and that is probably on the list of things that “need love”. The asking price is either $5950 or $7950 depending on which page on their site you look at. We imagine it is the cheaper $5950. Even if you have to invest a few grand to get it to run and handle, wouldn’t it make a great daily driver? Click here for the listing.