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 versions of the 1800. The roofline had been extended and the car had a profile that was more reminiscent of an estate; a sports wagon. The 1800ES had increased luggage capacity to provide extra space for golfing or hunting equipment, for example.
Under the body, 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 parallel, but only the 1800ES was produced in 1973.
When the last cars were built in 1973 and production ended, this was due to increasingly rigorous safety requirements in the USA in particular. These would quite simply have been too expensive to comply with.
- Model: 1800ES
- Produced: 8,078
- Body: 2+2 seater coupé
- Engine: 4-cylinder, in-line, overhead valves, 1,986 cc, 88.9 x 80 mm, 124-135 bhp.
- Transmission: 4-speed manual with Electrical overdrive, floor-mounted gear lever. 3-speed automatic with floor-mounted gear selector.
- Brakes: Hydraulic, disc brakes on all four wheels.
- Dimensions: Overall length 438 cm, wheelbase 245 cm.