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Volvo P1800ES. 1971 - 1973

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Volvo 1800ES

In the autumn of 1971, a new version of Volvo's famous 1800 model was presented. The new version was called the 1800ES

The 1800ES had a newly-designed rear end compared with the previous version of the 1800. The roof lines had been extended and the car had a profile that was more reminiscent of an estate. Completely in line with Volvo's tradition of building estates to match the development of customer lifestyles and the increase in the size of luggage compartments to provide the extra space required for golfing equipment, for example.

Under the surface, the technology in the 1800ES was the same as that in the other 1800 models.

The new version was produced for two model years, 1972 and 1973. In 1972, both versions were produced in simultaneously, but only the 1800ES was produced in 1973.

When the last cars were built in 1973 and production was wound up, this was due to the increasingly rigorous safety requirements in the USA, in particular, which would quite simply have been too expensive to comply with.

Technical facts:
Prod. years: 1971-1973
Prod. volume: 8,078
Body style: 2+2-seater coupé
Engine: 4-cylinder, in-line, overhead valves, 1,986 cc (121, 88.9 x 80 mm, 124 bhp.
Transmission: Electrical overdrive, 4-speed manual with floor-mounted gear lever. 3-speed automatic with gear lever on steering column.
Brakes: Hydraulic, disc brakes on all four wheels.
Dimensions: Overall length 438 cm/172.5", wheelbase 245 cm/96.5".

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