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I saw my first one up close and personal at ALMS at Road America last year. Amazing looking vehicle that's hard to tell it's from a company synonymous with the word brick.

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I saw my first one up close and personal at ALMS at Road America last year. Amazing looking vehicle that's hard to tell it's from a company synonymous with the word brick.

The brick-concept comes back once you drive it. And personally, I find them hideous.

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Folks up the street from us in old neighborhood we were in until January '71 had one, guy also had a BMW motorcycle and in the current neighborhood my folks are in, a few blocks away is a Volvo P1800, I see it often in the owner's driveway on my drive over to the folks' place, that P1800 is a mustard color., I've always liked the model

Tim

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I had the ES version of this car some years ago. I always thought the E was ugly, but the longer roof and georgous rear tail glass transformed it into a real looker for me. With the exception of a nylon gear in the timing, the rest of it was "bulletproof".

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Guest schnelltii

Holy Shit!!!!!!!! I literally just saw my first one ever in wagon form this morning walking to work from the train. I ran to work and googled it to find out what it was, and here we are talking about the very same car today. I am almost tempted to sell the 02 and look at restoring one of these. I dont know how hard parts are to get though. I think they are the bee's knees though.

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The brick-concept comes back once you drive it.

I find the lines kinda cool, but yeah, I actually had a loaner for awhile as a colleague let me drive one for a summer, and it's definitely a tub.

My old '74 Plymouth Valiant was more nimble.

Still, as a media producer, one of the simplest and most impressive videos I've seen about a car and it's owner was about a p1800:

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Guest Anonymous

Interesting. At 27 seconds does he have play? The steering kind not the woman attracting kind.

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At 0035 it looks like front left wheel is gonna fall off, or is optical delusion?

Dad bought one of these new in 64, nice dark gray with red interior, someday hope my car smells and looks that new, great memories of Mom Dad Bro and Sis all piled in chasin my Uncles brand new TR3 through the foothills on the way to Yosemite, Dad got bummed when JFK left us and this was a great rebound for him, when RFK and MLK left he bought a sailboat, spent the 70s sailing SF bay on a 25 foot sloop, and saw my first BMWs there, the rest is history, classic lines that have stood the test of time, on my build list and if the timing was right I might be headin for Mendocino to look at this diamond

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Looks solid.

Those cars are so prone to rust. I had one here if FL and it was bad.

Got rid of it on Ebay years ago.

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Earl likes 'em!

;-)

Much prefer the ES.....from 1970 on all 1800s (E or ES)...fuel injection, four wheel disc brakes, overdrive full complement of gauges.

Earl

72 Volvo 1800ES

74 2002Lux

02 M Roadster

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Nothing wrong with an early P-1800.

One previous owner, 32,000 original miles, 1 respray 10 years ago, never driven in rain or bad weather, totally original, definitely a keeper !

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(same company that built the Interceptor, among others) in England. Later P1800s were completely built in Sweden at the Volvo factory.

Back in the day they were thought of more as a "grand tourer" than a "sports coupe)--the American equivalent was a two seat '56 Thunderbird vs a 56 Vette with a 283 and a 4 speed...

Still nice cars, especially the ES "station wagon." One of the most stylish Volvos ever IMHO.

mike

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