Friday, October 13, 2017

Polestar Blue: 1969 Volvo 1800

The Volvo 1800 is one of those underappreciated classics that can still be found for a song/dance from time to time.  Typically examples for less than $5k will include a lot of rust and rat's nests - this one is no exception, but it does run/drive at a roller price.   Find this 1969 Volvo 1800 offered for $6,500 near Seattle, WA via craigslist.Tip from Zach Z.



From the seller:

1969 1800 in good condition. Fresh paint job looks great! 

The engine has been replaced with a larger fuel injected engine from an 80s Volvo, and runs excellent. I'm a professional Volvo mechanic, and this is a solid engine swap. The motor is a B23 from my 1983 240, using the electronic fuel injection system from that same donor car.

Transmission is 4 speed plus overdrive, so it's fine on the freeway. Disc brake swap, performance springs and shocks, performance camshaft, much more.



I'm looking for a buyer at $6500 firm. I'm located in Brier, right beside Lynnwood. Feel free to contact me with any questions. Thanks very much!




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5 comments:

  1. Such a happy face. I want that in my life. I want to spend a week on the road driving it back to Ohio. I just don't know what I'd do with it when I got it home.

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  2. Looks like a nice driver for not a lot of money. All the hard work is done. Just apply the roaring moose sticker and head for nearby Chuckanut Drive to enjoy the curves along the ocean.

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  3. These are fun and always got a ton of attention during my ownership. They will eventually bring respect as collector-worthy but only the pristine examples get much respect in that department now.

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  4. Frankenvo........built by Dr. Frankenvo

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  5. My '70 brought $24k. They are being respected.

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