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1800 ES Very Rare low mileage CA car - CA Gold!

Sale price: $12,000.00 make an offer

Seller's notes: "This is a 1973 Volvo 1800ES, produced by Volvo in only 1972 and 1973 with only approximately 8,077 ever made. The vehicle has original paint, with exception to a small area on the right-front bumper which was a ding pulled and repainted to match original. The vehicle is in excellent condition with only minor stress fractures in paint and small very minor blemishes which are very minor for the age of the vehicle. This car has been garaged its entire life and I am the 2nd owner. Less than 45,000 original miles! All original dealer brochures, repair manual, extra parts included. Only visible rust is in a couple of spots less than dime-sized and the muffler is rusted. Vehicle is in excellent working condition, running well, featuring overdrive and upgraded Petronix ignition. I've kept the car to as original as possible and only repaired or replaced necessary parts or where safety might have been at issue (see more information below on improvements)."
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Volvo
Model: Other
Year: 1973
Type: Wagon
Color: Gold Metallic
Mileage: 44,455
Engine: 4-cylinder B20F Fuel Injected
Transmission: 4-speed Manual Transmission with Overdrive
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: 2-door wagon
Interior Color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1800 ES Very Rare low mileage CA car - CA Gold! for sale

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  • 1800 ES Very Rare low mileage CA car - CA Gold!
  • 1800 ES Very Rare low mileage CA car - CA Gold!
  • 1800 ES Very Rare low mileage CA car - CA Gold!
  • 1800 ES Very Rare low mileage CA car - CA Gold!
  • 1800 ES Very Rare low mileage CA car - CA Gold!
  • 1800 ES Very Rare low mileage CA car - CA Gold!
  • 1800 ES Very Rare low mileage CA car - CA Gold!
  • 1800 ES Very Rare low mileage CA car - CA Gold!
  • 1800 ES Very Rare low mileage CA car - CA Gold!
  • 1800 ES Very Rare low mileage CA car - CA Gold!
  • 1800 ES Very Rare low mileage CA car - CA Gold!
  • 1800 ES Very Rare low mileage CA car - CA Gold!

I am selling my 1973 Volvo 1800ES.  The vehicle is in excellent condition!  Selling to finance a project car.  Volvo 1800 history is extraordinary and worth the additional research.  This particular model was only manufactured for the 1972 and 1973 model years and only about 8. 77 1800 ES's were produced. making this a very rare vehicle.  I am the second owner of this lifelong California car.  Adding to its rarity and value. this ES only has 44. 55 original miles and the vehicle is in excellent condition.  This vehicle has been kept garaged its entire life. and the car was not driven by the original owner for over 20 years. hence the low mileage.  The original paint is also in excellent condition. showing only minor stress marks. very minor blemishes and very small dime-sized or smaller dents.  In photos. I've tried to show the very minor rust spots along some of the trim and the rails.  A 4 in. x 4 in. dent in the right-front quarter panel was the only damage to this car and has since been pulled out and re-painted to match.  I will include extra parts such as windshield wiper blades. a tail light lens. original expansion tank cap and radiator cap and much more.  I've tried to hang on to some of the original parts and will include them in this sale. As a bonus. I am including brand new. still in the original 40+ year-old packaging. driver-side and passenger-side Volvo floor mats to match the original color carpeted floor.  
Also worth a mention. I am including the original leather luggage straps.  These are almost impossible to find and I've never seen them offered in new original condition.  I've kept the straps in the original packaging and have not opened it.  Included is the original owners manual. dealer brochures and other paperwork. The Volvo 1800ES Service Manual. included. is required for any serious collector/DIY'er. I've listed additional information. improvements and repairs I've made. statistical information about the car and any current issues below. To respect the history and integrity of this vehicle. I've endeavored to keep everything original as possible. unless drivability or safety was a factor. A couple minor improvements were aesthetic but used OEM parts. Registration is up to date through 2015.    Vehicle Specifications:Engine - B20F - 4-Cylinder Bosch fuel injected. water cooled. 112 horse-power at max output 6. 00 RPM.  Transmission/Gearbox - M41 4-speed synchromesh manual transmission with Overdrive; Diaphram spring clutchFuel Tank - Capacity 11. 9 gallons unleaded (good with 91 octane as intended by Volvo)Gauges - Speedometer. Odometer. Tachometer. Tripmeter. Coolant Temp. Oil Temp (not working). Oil Pressure. Fuel Guage. Clock (not working). Lighting Controls. Hazard Warning. Warning Lights for charging. high-beams. turn indicators. overdrive. hand-brake (aka E-brake). brake failure warning. ignition key warning. fasten seat-belt warning. heater controls. Wheels - Pressed steel wheels 15" and 195/65 R15 91H rated tires (stock tire dimensions 185/70 R15)Body - Integrated all-welded steel. Rust-proofed and undercoated. Reinforced doors and energy-absorbing bumpers front and rear (was a mentionable feature at the time).  Brakes - 4-wheel disc brakes. featuring a dual-circuit. power assisted brake system.  Each circuit operates on both front wheels and one each of the rear wheels.  Other - Three point belts up front. lap belts in rear. laminated windshield with factory tinted glass. windshield wipers and pumped washer fluid. thermostat controlled heating system with two-stage blower. lockable storage compartment between front seats. day/night rearview mirror. passenger grab handle. head restraints. electrically heated rear window/defrost. towing points front and rear. luggage straps (As you can see. most of this equipment is expected in today's vehicles. but Volvo was ahead of its time in many ways. notably in the area of safety).  Stereo - Original Volvo stereo upgraded Blaupunkt when purchased new.  I have the original Blaupunkt Car Radio Owners Manual and will include with sale (Note: The front speakers are not working properly and are either blown or deteriorated.  I replaced the rear speakers which work fine and I've retained the original speaker covers as shown in photos).  
Improvements/Replaced:Fuel System - Replaced fuel tank. fuel sending unit. gasket and screws to OE spec.  New fuel hoses. clamps. injectors. Rubber protectors for D-Jet Bosch InjectorsOil filler cap hose to air inductionOil Pressure SenderFan and timing belt Rubber tailgate spacers under and outer glass strutBattery. terminal protectors and cable connectorAll fluids drained and changed (engine oil and filter. transmission fluid. steering fluid. rear differential fluid. radiator fluid. brake fluid (bled twice). magnetic oil drain plug)Radiator hoses and clampsBosch Coil; Petronix System (removed points/condensor but have extra if you want to switch back.  Also have the original coil which should still work)Oil Trap HoseOil Pressure HoseGravel Protectors for rear fender (left and right)Brake and clutch pedal padsFuel Pressure Regulator for D-JetFront and rear brake hosesCold start valve for D-Jet (used)4 new tires Radiator capExpansion capThermostat and new heater hosesPlugs. wires. cap and rotorCoolant temp sensorFuel Pump - MSD-2225 Rotary Vane electronic fuel pumpSuspension - left and right tie rods. spacers. bushings. endlinks. center steering rod bushings and linksSpeedometer cableAir Temperature SensorAir filterHood Insulation and new hood sealDefroster HosesClutch springFuel Door SealRebuilt steering boxRight and Left Axle Limiting StrapsValve Cover gasket (extra gaskets included in sale) - I had the original valve cover chromed as shown in photos and added the valve cover hold down kit (have the original screws if you want to switch back).
Issues:Driver's side door handle is broken.  I have the flange and new clips - just needs a new handle or some way to repair the old oneSpeedometer/Odometer gauge is not working.  I have no more than 100 miles on the not working gauge.  I've replaced the speedo cable and cleaned and checked the gears to the cable.  All seems to be operating fine. but it may need a new pin.  I sent the gauge out to Nisonger in NY for a complete once over and refurbish. I may have this issue fixed before sale. but this will otherwise be an 'as is' item for the new owner. Muffler is rusted through. which is expected of a 40-year old "super" vehicle.  Undercarriage otherwise looks fantastic.  As a side note. I have never taken the vehicle out when wet or raining. the entire time I've owned it.  As seller. I've made every effort to describe this vehicle as accurately as possible in its current condition.  It is not feasible to mention every minor detail of the vehicle in this post. However. I will provide any additional information and I encourage prospective buyers to ask any additional questions.   

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