1971 VOLVO 1800E
Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 177
Year : 1971
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : manual
RHD
Registration No. : DUG 101K
Chassis No. : 184352037352
Engine No. : 860
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

This attractive Volvo 1800's life began in 1971 and was
manufactured as an E model with Bosche fuel injection. In 1998, an
extensive restoration began involving major bodywork repairs and
mechanical works. During these works, completed circa 1999, the
fuel injection system was replaced with twin SU carburetors and
there is evidence that an un-leaded cylinder head conversion was
carried out; all of these works being detailed with invoices and
photographs with many invoices from one of the UKs leading Volvo
specialists. In May 2011, the current owner purchased the Volvo and
has used it on a regular basis since. On inspection, it may be seen
that it is in good order throughout; the coachwork still attractive
in red and testament to the quality of the works carried out nearly
20 years ago. The interior is inviting and also in good order. A
separate file of invoices from its current ownership shows that
this 1800E has been well cared for and maintained. Several
beneficial upgrades include a leak-free full-folding Webasto
sunroof that is in very good condition allowing the full benefit
when the sun shines, a 123 electronic ignition, upgraded engine and
gearbox mountings and a period radio modified to accept MP3 player
and connectivity. It also benefits from a service just prior to its
last MoT test. The large history file contains all the items
previously mentioned plus the original owner's manual, old MoT test
certificates and sales literature. Volvo enthusiasts will note that
the1800E grill is not fitted but a new owner may be assured that
this item, previously replaced by the silver item pictured, is
included. The vendor informs us, that this Volvo has proved
reliable; in fact, DUG 101K underwent a return trip from London to
Scotland, without incident, only this summer.  With an
appealing estimate, this good looking example seems even more
tempting and with a current MoT test certificate valid until
30th June 2017, only awaits a (perhaps Saintly) lucky
new owner to enjoy immediately. 
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170