Hexagon Classics are delighted to offer a first class example of the Volvo 1800ES. Our classically- designed Volvo 1800ES is a 1 owner, Canadian registered vehicle.
The Volvo P 1800 is undoubtedly the most elegantly, and dynamically-designed Volvo of the twentieth century. The Volvo P1800 engineering was project-managed by Helmer Petterson, and his son Pelle who penned the design in 1957 whilst he was employed at 'Carrozzeria Frua', a subsidiary of Ghia.
Volvo introduced its final P1800 variant, the stylish 1800ES, in 1972 as a two-door station wagon with a frameless, all-glass tailgate. Delivering a vehicle that was sporting, but without compromising their standards, Volvo brought to market a vehicle that is still special today. Introduced for the final two years of P1800 production the ES variant brought a striking shooting brake body to the sports tourer. The changes went further than a redesign of the body. The ES engine was changed to to 125bhp by reducing the compression ratio and using a larger head gasket. Although maximum power was very slightly down, the engine was less "peaky" and the car's on-the-road performance was much improved.
During the two years of production only 8,000 ES models were built, making this a true collector’s car. The P1800 became the long-distance cruiser of choice for those wanting to cross a continent in style and comfort. None have such notoriety as a P1800 that holds the highest mileage ever certified in non-commercial use in the Guinness Book of records, recorded at the time at 1.7 million miles. That same vehicle would go on to be used by its owner until he passed in 2018, with an odometer reading of 3.2 million miles.
Examples of the Volvo P1800 ES in such outstanding condition rarely come to market, and Hexagon are delighted to offer this special car. Originally supplied in Ontario, Canada in 1973, the Volvo 1800ES was imported into the UK in December 2019. A recent recommission by Hexagon Classics, (which cost in excess of £20,000), ensured that this vehicle is ready to be driven and enjoyed today.
Available at our London showroom for immediate inspection.