Volvo 1800 ES
The Volvo P1800 was an extraordinary success for this Swedish brand back in the early ‘60s. In fact, nobody expected the small factory to produce such an elegant, sophisticated coupe. It came with sensual lines but undisputed quality and durability. All through the ‘60s, the P1800 was the most interesting car Volvo sold and a well-received model in America.
When the ’70s arrived, Volvo needed something to revive the appeal of the P1800. The car still performed well, but the design was a bit outdated. So, the company decided to introduce a new body style to keep their customers interested. They decided to present a shooting brake in the form of Volvo 1800 ES. They introduced the 1800 ES in 1972.
It featured a 125 HP engine with electronic fuel injection and a station wagon rear end. Due to the dimensions of the car, the 1800 ES proved to be practical. The luggage space was immense and the third door opened wide, so access was not a problem. Their customers accepted this car, but after just two years, Volvo discontinued production after building 8,077, most of which they sold in America.