1971 Volvo P1800
Coupe Car for sale in Houston, Texas 77070
Houston, TX 77070
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Classic Car Overview
1971 VOLVO 1800 E, Award Winning, Rare, Automatic
Awards: 8 trophies/plaques (stay with car), featured in Vern Parker's "Classic Classics" column, invited multiple times as a show car at the Houston Auto Show (once in the prestigious "Seldom Seen Corral"), invited participant in numerous July 4th parades, etc.
Background: Marketed as a stylish touring car rather than a sports car, the P1800 became widely known when driven by future James Bond actor Roger Moore in the hit television series, "The Saint," which aired from 1962-1969. In 1998, an 1800S owned by Irv Gordon was certified as the highest mileage private vehicle driven by the original owner in non-commercial service having exceeded three million miles (over 4.8 million km) as of 2013.
Mechanical: B-20 engine, 10:1 compression with CIS fuel injection, power assisted four wheel disc brakes (all rebuilt), all injectors rebuilt, all gaskets including head gasket replaced, fuel pump replaced, BW-35 auto transmission, steering block rebuilt, water pump replaced, original radiator pulled and cleaned, and many other items to make car like new condition and as close to original as possible.
Original or OEM replacement: 119K original miles, always garaged. No rust, original rust-proofing intact. All interior; including seats, instruments, gauges, leather suitcase straps for backseat, original Blaupunkt radio & speaker (works poorly), original Smith clock (was working until battery died during last winter storage), even has original optional trunk light. All exterior; factory spec tires, factory upgrade wheels (reconditioned), Sahara Yellow paint (respray on back half of car), exterior chrome trim and bumpers, tools/tire changing equipment,.
Upgraded: Replaced A/C piston R-12 compressor with rotary compressor with Freon 134a with interior components remaining original, battery replaced with gel battery with quick disconnect for indoor auto shows, IPD valve cover.
Included with car: Original "Endless Summer" color matching picnic basket with engraved glass plates and mugs, original custom wool cover for back seat, original owners operating manual, original shop manual, original A/C manual, original Blaupunkt radio manual, original warranty book, 8 original brochures/pamphlets/parts catalogues, 6 Volvo 1800 books, 8 magazines with 1800 articles and reviews, newspaper with "Classic Classics" column.
Issues: Transmission ignition lock-out removed due to design flaw (can crank when in gear), usually uncomfortable for anyone over 6'2" tall, no power steering was available in 1971.
Contact & Terms: Individual owner; As is, where is, cash or electronic transfer, no cashiers checks, don't need help selling, no dealer low-ball offers, send text with phone number and I will call back. Sorry, I will not be answering direct phone calls. 832.633.1521
Classic Car ID101239385
Transmission3 Speed Automatic
Custom ColorSahara Yellow
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