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    Thread: Time Capsule - 1973 Volvo P1800ES w/ 88 original miles

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      10-20-2011 01:28 PM #1
      I want this like you wouldn't believe...

      http://www.exoticclassics.com/detail...d-7427358.html











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      1973 VOLV0 1800ES EXOTIC CLASSICS IS PLEASED TO PRESENT THIS 1973 VOLVO P 1800 ES STATION WAGON. NOT A MISPRINT - 90 MILES!! THIS VEHICLE IS FEATURED IN ORANGE OVER BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR. THIS CAR HAS A 5 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION WITH OVERDRIVE, 4 WHEEL DICS BRAKES, 4 C41 B20 ENGINE THAT PRODUCES 125 HP. THE P 1800 ES WAS PRODUCED AS A WAGON WITH AN ALL GLASS TAILGATE FOR ONLY TWO YEARS. THE ES'S BACKREST FOLDS DOWN TO CREATE A FLAT LAODING AREA AS WELL. THE ES WAS THE LAST PRODUCTION P 1800 SERIES VOLVO. A WHITE P 1800 WAS DRIVEN BY ROGER MOORE IN THE FAMED TV SHOW " THE SAINT". IRV GORDON FROM LONG ISLAND NY HAS THE DISTINCTION OF HOLDING THE GUINESS WORLD RECORD WITH HIS RED 1966 P 1800 VOLVO COVERING ALMOST 3 MILLION MILES. THIS P 1800 ES WAS PURCHASED FROM ITS ORIGINAL OWNER, A LONG TIME VOLVO DEALER, THIS WAS PART OF HIS PRIVATE COLLECTION. THIS IS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY TO OWN THE FINEST, LOWEST MILEAGE VOLVO IN THE WORLD.
      Last edited by Avicenna; 10-20-2011 at 01:30 PM.
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    2. 10-20-2011 01:29 PM #2
      Link to article?

      **Edit** it's there now, thanks
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      10-20-2011 01:29 PM #3
      Added the listing, its for sale in NY
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      10-20-2011 01:49 PM #4




      very nice, do want

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      10-20-2011 01:57 PM #5
      yum

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      10-20-2011 02:11 PM #6
      who doesn't like Volvo P1800s? Terrorists, thats who.

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      10-20-2011 02:16 PM #7
      Wow!

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      10-20-2011 02:23 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Brickx3 View Post
      P 1800 ES vs. C30

      very nice, do want
      Wow, I've actually never realized how closed they look !

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      10-20-2011 02:48 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Brickx3 View Post




      very nice, do want
      You missed one


    10. 10-20-2011 03:22 PM #10
      Makes an interesting comparison to the one with 3 million miles (though a different body style).
      That (op) would be quite a specimen to own!
      Last edited by VWObsession; 10-20-2011 at 03:24 PM.

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      10-20-2011 03:58 PM #11
      Pretty awesome but I need to find out more about that 480 Turbo!
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      10-20-2011 04:45 PM #12
      Very nice.
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      i'd lock this thread but i have no clue how...

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      10-20-2011 08:50 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Burnin8r View Post
      who doesn't like Volvo P1800s? Terrorists, thats who.
      This.

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      10-20-2011 08:53 PM #14
      Would you want one with 88 miles or 3,000,000 miles?


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      10-20-2011 08:54 PM #15
      What an ugly car. No wonder Volvo is bankrupt.

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      10-20-2011 08:56 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      What an ugly car. No wonder Volvo is bankrupt.
      Quote Originally Posted by rich! View Post
      i'd lock this thread but i have no clue how...

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      10-20-2011 08:57 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      What an ugly car. No wonder Volvo is bankrupt.
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      10-20-2011 09:06 PM #18
      Awesome!!! But such an old car with no miles...are any of the rubber parts even good?
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      10-20-2011 09:09 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Iroczgirl View Post
      Awesome!!! But such an old car with no miles...are any of the rubber parts even good?
      (that's what she said)
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      10-20-2011 09:13 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post

    21. 10-20-2011 09:36 PM #21
      nice.. orange too

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      10-20-2011 11:10 PM #22
      A friend of mine called about it for his old man ... Apparently it's part of some guys private collection which has always been stored in a temperature controlled environment. I'm not even sure if this car has seen daylight. Currently it's on a circuit around the country being trucked from show to show... I hear the owner is asking in the region of $90k for this beauty. This car belongs in a museum, although i would daily drive that like no ones business.
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      10-20-2011 11:16 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Iroczgirl View Post
      Awesome!!! But such an old car with no miles...are any of the rubber parts even good?
      My '65 Beetle, totally original/OEM with approx 30K miles on it when I acquired her in '97, had rubber weatherstripping and upholstery that was as supple and fresh as new. It is largely a matter of how a vehicle is stored, especially away from direct sunlight as much as possible, and if the owner dresses the rubber parts regularly. The original owner of my VW was fastidious in caring for his car, and dressed the rubber weatherstripping with silicone all the time, according to his daughter, who told me the history of her dad's car after I purchased it from the second owner.

      This Volvo is simply fabulous. Loved 'em when they were new, and seeing a brand-new one 40 years later makes me feel all "spendy" inside. I wish.
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      10-20-2011 11:18 PM #24
      Wow 88 miles. Hard to fathom such little mileage for such a long period of time.

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      10-22-2011 06:31 PM #25
      Want, no I NEED!!!!!! I love Volvos!!!!
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      10-22-2011 06:55 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by tjl View Post
      Would you want one with 88 miles or 3,000,000 miles?

      This is TCL, gimme the hatchback
      I like things with two wheels and things with four wheels.

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      10-22-2011 07:03 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by matches View Post
      This is TCL, gimme the hatchback
      That's a shooting brake.










      Way too sophisticated to be called a hatchback.
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      10-23-2011 11:53 AM #28
      Stunning... I would have a hard time not daily driving it, value be damned!

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      10-23-2011 01:35 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      That's a shooting brake.










      Way too sophisticated to be called a hatchback.
      Yeah yeah. Regardless of what you call it, it's a stunning car. The C30, unfortunately, not so much.
      I like things with two wheels and things with four wheels.

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    30. 10-23-2011 01:55 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      hahahahaha
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      10-23-2011 05:07 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Avicenna View Post
      This car belongs in a museum, although i would daily drive that like no ones business.
      Owning this would be like dating the Virgin Mary.

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      10-23-2011 05:14 PM #32
      Such a nice car... inside and out!

      Interior looks better then quite a few modern cars (especially before car makers started to focus on the inside a bit more).

      My dad had quite a few Volvo's of around that vintage (a 72, 75, and 77... 140's and 240's) loved all of them, none of them gave him trouble. He said compared to most of his co-workers cars at the time which were frequently running like crap and having all sorts of issues (even when only 1-2 years old) his Volvo's were like Swiss-watches - never skipping a beat, high quality, mechanically perfect... He said even with 'only' 100-120ish horsepower the light and torquey Volvo motor kept up with traffic without much trouble (injection, and later closed loop electronic injection at a time where miles of vacuum plumbing was normal - sucking the life out of most engines).

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      10-23-2011 05:29 PM #33
      Like i've said in all of these threads, it would be pointless to have this car. You wouldn't drive it, so whats the point?

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      10-23-2011 05:31 PM #34
      Bought my Miata from a guy that had a yellow one of these stored under a cover (along with a mint '73 Porsche 914 and another Volvo sedan from the 50's). Cool cars

    35. 10-23-2011 05:34 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr Miyagi View Post
      Like i've said in all of these threads, it would be pointless to have this car. You wouldn't drive it, so whats the point?
      Why the hell not?

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