Another Volvo 1800 Convertible

1972 Volvo 1800 Convertible

When it rains, it pours! About a week ago we featured a 1965 Volvo 1800 that had undergone a convertible conversion. Unfortunately, the seller pulled the listing so we never got to see what it sold for. This one is also in project form, but it is optimistically priced at $15k! The only problem is that this isn’t a conversion done by Volvoville. Apparently the seller has chopped the top off themselves. They mention that only one loses its head every couple years. The seller has the car listed on a UK based site and mentions that they can export it, so I assume they are banking on the hope that a rich European will see it and want one badly. I think they are good looking cars, but personally I would want something with some history like the Volvoville one instead of ruining a perfectly good hardtop. If you don’t care about that sort of thing, you can find the listing here on Car and Classic. Thanks for the tip RickyM!


  1. DRV

    I have the 544 shown below and am preparing to put some time into it and have been driving it as is for a few years.
    As a result I am selling my 70E . If you are interested in one and don’t want to pay the Bucks shown above, please email me.
    It burns oil as a result of the rings. They never seated well from a rebuild 4k miles and 10 years ago.

  2. Bob

    Don’t think I’ll chop the roof off my 1963 1800S!

  3. Dolphin Member

    Are those box longitudinals normal on these cars or are they to keep it from sagging in the middle?

    Beware of any ad that shows as many photos of a perfect finished car as the half-finished car they’re selling.

    Maybe it has been offered over here, but why go to the trouble of trying to sell a LHD car to the RHD UK? There could be an obvious answer to that question.

  4. Mark E

    I don’t like to keep making critical posts but hey, take a car that has known problems with the fragility of it’s floor pan and HEY lets lop the top off! What could go wrong?? >_<

  5. DT

    I dont remember,do these have frames or are they unibody? looks like it has a top frame

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