The Volvo 1800 ES
Exciting design and robust engineering. The final version of the Volvo sixties sports wagon is the most useful one. People’s sense of humor named it quickly to the “fish car”.(local Gothenburg humor). With only 8000 manufactured it did not become a success. But today it is increasingly sought after.
Already at the Brussels Motor Show in April 1960 the P1800 were shown for the first time. In 1968 was Carozzeria Coggiola finished with the prototype of the Volvo 1800 ES, which they finally settled on after many rounds of prototypes. The design went without major changes to production but did not start until the fall 1971. Many see it as a beautiful development of the Pelle Petterson and Fruas already successful basic design. Basically it’s a Volvo with all its advantages in terms of long-life engines, strong transmissions and reliability that you might not expect from a sports coupe, nearly 40 years old. The body is of 2 +2- type, where the back seat should be considered as extra storage space.
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I'm a former airline Captain and airline flight instructor, with a long life passion for classic cars. My swedish heritage gave me a weakness for classic Volvos