Update 11/1/2010: The car sold for $18,730
Stylish and rare this fastidiously maintained 1972 Volvo P1800ES was first sold in Eugene, Oregon and has only seen 3 owners in its 38 year existence. Found on Ebay this 131,000 mile example features a 4 speed manual transmission and just 9,000 miles on the engine since a complete rebuild. The car has one high quality repaint in the original color of Sea Green, code 115. One of the nicer feature on the P1800Es is the all glass tailgate that was later seen on the Volvo 480 and the Volvo C30.
Chrome is original with no pitting. There are a few small dings on the belt line trim, otherwise the stainless looks good.
The engine bay is very clean. The hood insulation is original still and looks good after 131,000 miles. The owner states that the motor pulls strongly, shifts smoothly and the ride is tight and responsive.