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1972 Volvo 1800ES Station Wagon


car description

The 1800 Coupe was by far the prettiest car Volvo had ever sold, but by the second half of the 1960s many believed that its styling was starting to look dated. The always methodical Volvo settled on a revision rather than a complete redesign of their performance model, and were keen on a practical hatchback rear. A P1800S coupe was then sent to Carrozzeria Coggiola, the firm established by ex-Ghia designer Sergio Coggiola. By late 1968, he had finished an attractive prototype three-door hatchback, and by 1972 the 1800 ES was introduced for sale. Mechanically, the ES was identical to the E it replaced, including the B20 engine, a 1986 cc Bosch fuel-injected straight-four that made 135 horsepower. Overall, the ES was very well received, especially in the important US market, where journalists praised the car’s practicality and loved the elegant rear glass and clever hatch. Volvo cleverly advertised it as “sort of a flying trunk”, and from 1972 it was the only body style offered for their gorgeous 1800. A little over 8,000 P1800ES’s were built and, just like the coupe versions, they make fantastic vintage automobiles that are rugged and reliable in addition to being fun to drive and g


left-hand-drive 1972 volvo 1800es station-wagon blue 3-door 4-speed 1800cc hatchback manual metallic estate swedish 1800 es

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    For sale
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    Volvo > 1800ES
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2310 Chaffee Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63146, Missouri
United States

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