The 1800ES has always been one of my favorite wagons, but this one just about made my heart stop. This is an all original, rust free, California car. This car looks amazing and would make a great driver. That is, unless you feel guilty driving such an original car. Find it here on eBay with bidding starting at $1,800 and the reserve not met.
The seller includes plenty of information in their listing. The orange paint is original, no rust, runs great. What more could you ask? A lot of work has been done on the car already. The suspension has been gone through with new bushings and shocks.
These four cylinder engines are bulletproof and this one has only covered 94k miles. Volvo built the bottom end so it could withstand anything. With five main bearings and more bearing surface than most V8s, this wagon should have many years of driving left in it. A new clutch has been installed along with new motor and transmission mounts. The engine has also been recently service and even an IDP header has been installed.
The inside looks just as good as the outside, with leather seats and wood trim. The gauges all work and the AC is reported to blow cold. The photos do not show the interior very well, but the seller claims that there are no rips and that everything is clean.
This car is an amazing example of a survivor. The best part though is that it has all been sorted out so it can be driven safely. There would be no reason not to use this as a daily driver. It has plenty of power, there is room to haul things, and it is comfortable. I just really hope that the next owner appreciates the car enough to take care of it as well as the past owners obviously have.