1972 Volvo P1800

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$34,900

Year
1972
Make
Volvo
Model
P1800
Stock
P3458 K
Vin
1826363038164
Odometer Reading
76,594
Engine Size
1.8L I4
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Color
Gold Metallic
Interior Color
Gold
Drivetrain
RWD
Location
Grand Rapids

It is no secret that we love interesting cars as well as high quality; highly original pieces. This 1972 Volvo P1800E is a great example of both. The P1800 Sports Coupe seemed to come out of nowhere. It took everyone by surprise when it arrived in 1961 as Volvo was considered a sober Swedish automaker known to most Americans for plain looking, utilitarian family cars. The beautifully shaped low roof and curvaceous lines combined with its recessed toothy grill and modest tail fins was completely unexpected of Volvo, but the design was as wonderful as any car available at that time. So such, that the P1800 landed a leading role in the then hit television series, The Saint, where actor Roger Moore was widely seen dashing around in his yellow P1800 for 118 episodes. Road and Track magazine wrote, (P1800) “is a true sports car of a type we can expect to become extremely popular”.
The 1972 P1800E offered here was purchased new at Ray Tanner Motors of Scottsdale Arizona on December 12 1971. The car game attractively finished in classic Gold Metallic exterior paint over two tone Tan / Tobacco interior with black dash and veneer fascia. The mountain of service records indicate that car remained in the Scottsdale area and in the caring hands of the original owner, who had the car routinely serviced at Ray Tanner, for the first 28 years of its life. The car changed hands to another enthusiast in Phoenix who cared for the vehicle for the next few years to where it made it into the hands of another auto enthusiast located in the state of Illinois where it remained until our recent acquisition.
Today, the car remains highly original boasting an outstanding original core structure. The exterior body of the car is super clean, straight and has been the recipient of one repaint in its original Gold metallic, while preserving the original paint in the door jams, trunk and engine bay,. The chrome bumpers and stainless trim remain original and excellent, the glass, with the exception of of the windshield is original glass and remains excellent and the 15 inch steel slotted wheels remain in very good condition finishing its exterior appearance. The interior is to die for gorgeous. The seat covers have been somewhat recently replaced with original style and proper material, the carpet appears to be original, the original dash is outstanding including the wood veneer fascia and original gauges, all the trim, switches and bright work are present and in great condition giving the interior appearance the perfect amount of bling. The engine bay is extremely clean and the underbody of the car remains completely untouched, original, and excellent; a testament to the desert climate the car came from.
The car is powered by its 1.8 liter inline four cylinder engine that is fed by Bosch fuel injection. The car features the rare and desirable automatic transmission and is propelled by the rear wheels. Mechanically, at 76594 miles this Volvo is spot on, turn key and ready be driven to all four corners of the globe. Vehicle highlights include: Rack-n-pinion steering, power brakes, air conditioning, the most comfortable bucket seats known to man, newer tires, newer exhaust, fully serviced / refurbished mechanicals throughout, original trunk mat, original spare, original jack, original paint inside the trunk, original paint on fire wall and in engine bay, etc. Enough can not be said about the structural integrity of this P1800E.
The vintage European car market is red hot. This 1972 Volvo P1800E is a must consider for any collector or motoring enthusiast who values unique cars that possess design excellence, originality and mechanical fitness. The P1800's are poised to significantly increase in value and the example offered here is an excellent opportunity at this price.
Documentation includes the original owners manual, maintenance book and supplements in the original portfolio, a mountain of service receipts dating back to day one, owner history, all original tags affixed to the car, etc.

This vehicle is located at our Grand Rapids facility.

Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.

Basic

Year
1972
Make
Volvo
Model
P1800
Hobby Segment
Classic
Odometer Reading
76,594
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2
Body Color
Gold Metallic
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
Gold
Center Console
No

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
1.8L I4
Transmission Type
Automatic

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