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1972 Volvo 1800es, BW-35 Automatic, B20F engine

Sale price: $5,422.00 make an offer

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24.06.2013: $5,389.00

Car location: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: volvo
Model: Other
Year: 1972
Type: wagon
Color: Red
Mileage: 55,000
Engine: b20f
Transmission: automatic
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Interior Color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1972 Volvo 1800es, BW-35 Automatic, B20F engine for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car (2.1) based on 177 votes
1972 Volvo 1800es, BW-35 Automatic, B20F engine Photo
  • 1972 Volvo 1800es, BW-35 Automatic, B20F engine
  • 1972 Volvo 1800es, BW-35 Automatic, B20F engine
  • 1972 Volvo 1800es, BW-35 Automatic, B20F engine
  • 1972 Volvo 1800es, BW-35 Automatic, B20F engine

This car needs major structural restoration but runs great.
Besides typical rust. nbsp;common to this model as described in numerous publications. nbsp;there is a dent along the front left panel and it also needs a floor pan and chassis outriggers. all of which are easily available.

Only 8077 models (W & Y). with the station wagon body style. were produced from 1972 to 1973.  
Very few have the automatic transmission.
MSRP - Original Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price when new; $5. 50

Engine: B20F (#298283) OHV in-line 44 cylinders. 2 valves / cylinderBosch electronic fuel injectionDisplacement: 1986 cc = 121 ciTransmission: BW-35Type: 3 speed automaticManufacturer: Borg-Warner (USA)Gear ratios = (1) 2. 39:1 (2) 1. 45:1 (3) 1. 00:1 (Rev) 2. 09Final Drive = 3. 91:1Brakes: Hydraulic disc. (Drums for handbrake)Front 10. 7" dia. Rear 11. 6" dia. Chassis: 1800 wagon. 2 door hatchback. 2+2. (Body #1202)Wheelbase = 96. 5"Length = 172. 6"Width = 66. 9"Height = 50. 4"Ground Clearance = 6. 0"Curb Weight = 2610 lbs. Turning radius = 31'Colour #109 (Painted over by previous owner. )Upholstery #446-819 (Gold Leather/Vinyl dyed black by previous owner. )Mechanical Notes:

The car runs great and I enjoy driving it daily but I need to turn it over to someone who can do the necessary body and frame work to keep this classic car on the road. I'd love to see it go to someone who'll make it into a real work of art like what one Koenigsegg engineer envisioned. (Search how Leif Tufvesson of Caresto has restored an 1800 to make it a P1800GT. )The gas tank was removed and rebuilt (by Moyer's Fuel Tank Renu of Greensburg. PA) when I purchased the car in 2000. I also replaced the header and had the electronic fuel injection system rebuilt as well as the front end. The tires were replaced at the time the car was purchased and have 81% tread with one puncture (recently) by screw. I located a Walnut Shift Knob reproduction on eBay.
I was able to find a good used Throttle Position Sensor from Howie Silverman in Massapequa. NY.
I also replaced the broken kick down cable and a broken limit strap.
The speedometer sorta works but the odometer has always read 55. 00 miles for me so there is no telling how many miles the engine has (but I'd guess it's not even close to Irv Gordon's record crunching 2. 97 million. )  I only live a few miles from work and it's always been a town car for me except for one road trip to Chicago so the mileage I've put on the car is minimal.
The windshield washer doesn't work and the rear window defroster blows the fuse if used.
The temperature is always pegged but everything checks out okay so it's just a gauge problem. Jeff of Advanced Distributors. in MN. did a fantastic job of rebuilding the distributor just a few years ago.
The inside door handle on the driver side recently broke so I removed the door panel to access the mechanism for opening the door.
The battery is new-ish. the steering box was recently rebuilt and the rear muffler was replaced within the past year.
I have the front grill but not the clips to secure it to the car.
I also have the passenger seat. removed for the pictures. as well as the original owner's manual.
I'll also include some IPD items purchased but never installed. including a dashboard cover (2 pc. ) and under hood insulation. as well as extra oil filters. flame traps. and limit strap.
The discoloration of the top of the car is due to the fact that a tree limb fell on it during an ice storm (no glass was broken) and the insurance company wouldn't spring for a paint job so it's just a red tinted primer. They also wouldn't spring to fix the headliner so that needs attention as well.
Important NoteThis car is NOT safe to drive. period. It should be flatbed towed to you. unless you live here in town.

Terms Of Sale:

This vehicle is being sold as is. where is with no warranty. expressed written or implied.
The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description. authenticity. genuineness. or defects herein. and makes no warranty in connection therewith.
No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness. imperfection. defect or damage.
Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type.
It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle. and to have satisfied themselves as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgement solely.
The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale.
Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any statements about the vehicle.

The car is also for sale locally and if sold prior to auction ending will be withdrawn.

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