Fifteen Months Gone: 1972 Volvo 1800ES Shooting Brake – Sold?

Mar 2022 | Classifind Cut, Classifinds, Wagon Wednesday

May 3, 2022 Update – While this “Classifind” expired recently, given the seller’s past history we suspect may not actually be sold yet.  For now, we’re labeling this ride “Sold?” However, we will keep an eye out for an updated listing. In the interim, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

March 25, 2022 Update – Another month, another new listing with limited pictures and no change in price. The seller of what appears to be a nicely restored 1973 Volvo 1800ES for $20,500. In their latest description, the seller hints they can provide more pictures of the work completed during the restoration completed five years earlier.

February 14, 2022 Update – After a ten-month hiatus, we came across a fresh listing for this restored blue-on-blue, 1973 Volvo 1800ES we’ve been tracking since December 2020. The seller reports the car has only traveled 151 miles since being restored five years ago and has many more pictures documenting the process. While the latest description provides a bit more detail than the original ad, the pictures and the asking price of $20,500 remain the same.

April 27, 2021 Update – while this rare Volvo “Classifind” expired recently, given the seller’s past history we suspect may not actually be sold yet.  For now, we’re labeling this ride “Sold?” unless we come across a new listing for this ride.

March 25, 2021 Update – We were not surprised to see the seller of this rare Volvo delete their ad so quickly at the end of 2021 as these cars tend to sell very quickly when they are listed.  Coming across an updated ad two months later has us wondering whether a prior deal fell through or the seller wasn’t getting offers at their asking price. The brief description, pictures, and price all remain the same this time around.

January 12th Update – we just confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” 

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 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 $16,950 and the #2 “Very Good” appraisal of $25,000.

This is the seller’s current description:

“Rare only made two years, fuel-injected, restored five years ago, driven 126 miles.
no text or emails. have many pics showing work done”

Here’s the seller’s recent description:

Rare only made two years, fuel-injected, restored five years ago, driven 126 miles.
no text or emails, call John. Have many pics showing work done

Here’s the seller’s too brief description from 2021:

“restored, no rust, runs great”

Do you have a Volvo P1800ES story to share?  Comment below and let us know!

3 Comments
  1. Ernest Valtri

    I have a friend who had an 1800ES. It was heavy like a tank and closing the doors sent a message of solidity for sure. Told him it’s a mistake to sell it, which he did years ago. Gonna send him a link to this one just to rub it in (again). :o)

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    • Guys with Rides

      LOVE IT!

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  2. Ernest Valtri

    Love these P1800ES’s. A friend sold his gold one about 20 years ago and I’m still all over him about it.

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