Monday, June 17, 2019

Yurts When I Laugh: 1972 Volvo P1800ES

Nothing says "you've made it" like living in a yurt and driving a rusty old Volvo...wait a minute...that's not right. Nothing says "you've made it two more days without officially being declared homeless" like living in a yurt and driving a rusty Volvo, but I really like this next car and I could imagine living in a yurt if given the chance. Find this 1972 Volvo P1800ES offered for $4900 in Pescadero, CA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

From the seller:

1972 Volvo p1800es 
condition: good 
cylinders: 4 cylinders 
drive: rwd 
fuel: gas 
odometer: 49815 
size: compact 
title status: clean 
transmission: automatic 

type: hatchback 
Volvo p 1800 es sport wagon 
Volvo P1800es is a Swedish classic car built to last from 1972. This P 1800es is in all original condition and drives as is. I have title in hand, and registration is paid, it has new plates and a sticker for 2020. The car starts right up and I'm driving it every day. I'm second owner . The engine is a 4 cylinder B20 original engine. This car only has 49815 miles. The front seats covers are bad, totally cracked from the sun and there is some rust around back tail lights, but not too bad. Every thing works. The car starts right up. Head liner and back seats are nice. The dashboard has some cracks. Lights, engine,

tranny, breaks work great. The floor doesn't have any rust. The engine copartment is clean, no rust. All doors and windows work. 
$ 4,900.00

See a better way to drive a classic Volvo?


  1. It's not so bad being stuck in the yurt locker, it's never cold when you can snuggle up with a yak.

  2. "all original condition"
    Ah yes the rare Frank Zappa "Weasels Ripped My Flesh" edition came like that from the factory.
    It was ten years ahead of the 1982 Frank Sinatra Edition Chrysler Imperial.

  3. After scrolling through, thinking "hey, I could totally live in a yurt...," realized I came here for more yurt pics...

  4. I’m pretty sure its a teepee.

  5. I went to my shrink, I said Doc, "I think I'm a tepee. I think I'm a yurt, I think I'm a tepee, I think I'm a yurt!" He said "Relax, you're two tents."

  6. Grandpa's bugout cabin / summer place? There is however a pub in Gorst Wa. called the Wig Wam with craft beer. And that's why I admire B-tex. I guess in the olden days Swedes didn't have UV awareness ..

  7. A note for anyone who's always wanted an ES but isn't afraid of some rust repair: this is the cheapest running example I've seen in a long, long time... yurt or no yurt, it seems like a great deal.

    1. It has salt air at the beach rust. AKA rust in any tiny place that gets hot in the daytime and cool at night to suck in some salty air. Almost as bad as dairy farm rust.

  8. I see the upholstery was attacked by the dreaded flesh-eating zombies from Zargon VII.

    Thankful they were eradicated before making it to the back seats.

    -Stan (...the *other* Stan...)

    PS I got camping insurance last year, but apparently if someone steals my yurt in the middle of the night, I'm no longer covered...


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