In case you missed it, Volvo released a stunning concept at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The Concept Estate is a modern take on what seems like an extinct breed these days: the shooting brake. The estate car is experiencing a little bit of a resurgence amongst enthusiast communities across the US, mainly due to fast five-doors like the Cadillac CTS-V Wagon and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Estate. However, the two-door estate vehicle, or shooting brake, is still a bit too obscure for the mainstream American motoring public. The MINI Clubman is about as close as we’ve seen lately to a two-door estate vehicle, and even that one had a third door on the side.
The Volvo P1800ES was a curiosity, built towards the end of the P1800 run for 1972 and 1973 only, with a little over 8,000 produced. The trademark glass rear hatch would go on to be copied in later Volvo hatchbacks such as the 480ES and C30. This example for sale in New York is a well sorted example in a sharp red orange color that looks idyllic against the autumn backdrop in these photos.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1973 Volvo P1800ES on eBay
Engine: 1.9 liter inline-4
Transmission: 3-speed automatic
Mileage: 62,050 mi
Price: $42,500 Buy It Now
1973 Volvo 1800ES Sport Wagon. This Volvo is in excellent condition and ready to go anywhere. New seats, cam shaft, fresh tune-up, power steering kit, roof rack removed over $25,000.00 in recent work.
Other than the original Mini, I think there are fewer cars that look better with the Minilite style alloys than this Volvo. Not a lot of information is provided on this classic, but from the photos it looks pretty well sorted. The only thing I could find fault with is, you guessed it, the automatic gearbox. As usual, I’m not a fan of the slushbox in this package but for some it may be more attractive. The asking price of over $40,000 is certainly very strong money for a P1800ES. Hagerty lists a Condition #1 vehicle at just over $30,000 as of writing this. This is another case of the seller trying to recoup all of the monies invested and will eventually have to take at least a slight hit at some point.