First up is one of my all time favorite designs. Ah yes, it’s the venerable Volvo P1800. This example in black over black interior is a 1964 model with an unlisted number of miles. Very few Volvo automobiles could be called sexy, but this one absolutely is. The coupe was manufactured between the years of 1961 -1971, and for the following two years was turned into what has to be my favorite name for a style of car: a Shooting Brake.
One of my neighbors had a decrepit old Volvo 1800ES shooting brake in a horrible green color. I always loved the design of it though. Even though I have a greater soft spot in my heart for the coupe, I’m also a sucker for a shooting brake. That is to say, a hybrid monster which combines both coupe and wagon design elements: think 2-door wagon. Although some do have 4 doors, I just refer to them as a wagon, or as our brothers British say: an Estate.
Just for the fun of it, I’m going to try to track down a running example of one for sale.
Anyway back to this particular model. Its Volvo B18 1.8 liter straight 4-cylinder engine is original and currently in running condition. Weber carbs are reportedly recently tuned, and manual transmission with 5thgear overdrive is said to be shifting smoothly. Interior is reported to be in good shape for a car of this age and all gauges and radio are all original as pictured in the photographs. New tires are included in the sale and it has a clean California title.
I get a kick out of the hourglass shape of the steering wheel design and the aquamarine color of the speedo and tachometer. Clearly visible on the tachometer is the engine’s 6500 rpm redline. High revving for back in those days.
Listed here on craigslist, the asking price $19,950.
Owner can be contacted by email HERE.