This is a beautiful vintage 1972 Volvo 1800. The story is pretty good. In 1972 I was in a band in Minneapolis while I was in high school. We were in my drummers parents garage one day as his mom drove in in this new little Volvo beaming from ear to ear. She was on the small side of small and the car for her was proportionally perfect. She got out and put her hands on her hips and said "Well Tim how do you like my new baby?" I told her " You take good care of our car!" She looked a little puzzled and said "What do you mean our car?" I said. "You drive it and enjoy it for as long as you want and when you are ready I will buy it from you. so take good care of it for me" She laughed and agreed and we both got on with our lives. Her son and I still got together every now and again and he would comment that his mom remembered the car agreement and I would confirm that I expected her to. After about 25 years I got a call wanting to be sure I was still interested (her husband had died). I assured her I was ready when and if she was. No hurry. Another 5 or 6 years passed and one day she called and said she was ready. She asked how we should decide on the price and I told her to give me the price she had in maid and that worked for her. You don't dicker with someone on a deal like this. It got driven as the fun car every now and again when her husband was alive and not at all after he died. When i bought it it had 89000 miles on it and I take it out every now and again but have to move it every first Thursday from its protected spot in my garage for my monthly card game. Its a good thing to crank it up and drive it out to the outside area where it can run long enough to have the choke un choke itself and the wheels to get round on the other side. I have kids and they have turned sideways and scootched between the car and the garage wall and put a couple of small scratches in the otherwise pristine original paint. the color is that cool medium blue that is almost a metalflake. Its a nice sky blue waters kind of feel. The interior is that 1972 dark walnut finish black dashboard. the seats are black leather. it appears Volvo used leather on the seat part and pvc on the sides of the seat. There is a post 1972 radio with a cassette tape deck that is the only non original element of the vehicle to my knowledge. The fuel injection gas line was replaced about 3 or 4 years ago and the service guys who put it on the dolly to transport it there bumped the exhaust system. The floor of the undercarrage has some rust but it is not a bg issue. could easily be remidied and is not spreading. It is the one and only issue i can mention to you. my drummer got in it toward the end of the last summer and said that it has the same distinctive sound and feel it always has had. Feel free to contact me with any questions
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