Classified Cut: 1972 Volvo 1800ES Shooting Brake – Sold?
January 12th Update – we just confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” We’re sorry this one got away, so feel free to reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
With nicknames like “Fish Van” and “Snow White’s Coffin” when new, Volvo’s 1800ES two-door wagon only produced for the 1972 and 1973 model years is truly the Ugly-Duckling-Turned-Swan of classic cars. The unique design has aged very well and prices for excellent examples continue to rise. Had we ordered one of these new, it would likely have been in the color combination of this restored 1972 example originally listed in December 2020 on Craigslist in Palm Bay, Florida with an asking price of $20,500. The Collector Car Market Review Online Tool confirms the ask falls nicely between the #3 “Good” estimate of $15,800 and the #2 “Very Good” appraisal of $24,000.
Here’s the seller’s too brief description:
“restored, no rust, runs great”
Do you have a Volvo P1800ES story to share? Comment below and let us know!