The Volvo longroof 1800ES has become very popular among hobbyists who enjoy life. You see this is one of the rare collectible cars that is practical for the daily use. Of course there are other choices like an Aston Martin Shooting Brake but the Volvo is much more practical. We have featured quite a few 1800ES Volvos over the past year and they seem to sell fairly quickly. Read More
We really like these longroof 1800s. They are the perfect combination of utility and sportiness. Volvo was the king of wagons back in the day and their wizardry wasn’t wasted on the 1800ES. Good news for Volvisti – they are back in the wagon biz after a brief absence. Today’s California beauty has had one repaint but other than that, it is as it should be. Read More
We are big fans of these longroof 1800s. It’s an acquired taste at least for us. You couldn’t get us interested in one of these 20 years ago. But the styling has matured like a fine wine. Volvo designers seem to think so too as they try to incorporate many of the styling cues from the 1800 into their future plans. Thankfully this one is not an automatic but a nice 4-speed with overdrive. This one is at one of our favorite sellers and it could be the nicest late-model 1800 we’ve ever featured. Read More
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. Read More
An old friend from our Volvo days sent us this neat video about the building of a 1800ES. It is a documentary-style film in Swedish dubbed in English. Since the Volvo P1800S, 1800E & ES have caught on fire, we thought you might want to see the old world handwork that was required to bring that beautiful design to life. The video is 14 minutes long but we assume it took quite a bit longer to build one from start to finish.
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. Read More