1973 Volvo 1800 ES
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Stunning restoration by mechanical engineer shows great attention to detail.

This is a rust free Southern California car that has been restored and maintained over 28 years by a mechanical engineer owner. It shows the attention to detail and pride of ownership on every inch of this 73 Volvo 1800ES. Volvo B20 (2.0 liter), with 4 speed plus overdrive gearbox: Believed to have been sold new in 1973 by Dean Lewis Import, as Volvo dealer in Costa Mesa, California, original owners manuals and service records are with the car. Current owner bought the car in 1988 and is believed to be the third owner Original booklet included with the car. Solid California car, body and paint restored by 3 Stage Auto in Santa Ana, CA in 2012 on bare metal car. Upholstery work also done in Santa Ana, California. Engine rebuilt by Orange Engine rebuilding in Orange, CA less than 8,000 miles ago. Rest of mechanical work done by owner, a Mechanical Engineer . Car is finished in metallic white over off-white leather/ black carpets. Door, side and kick panels finished in off-white leather . Custom dash finished in maple veneer, with white face gauges in the same pattern as original Smith gauges . Engine is furnished with a Weber 38 DGES with cold air intake. Most removed fuel injection components, including computer module, will be provided to purchaser . Transmission, overdrive and differential are originals to the car. Differential was serviced by Unitrax in Anaheim, CA during restoration . Suspension and steering components were replaced during restoration, including ball joints, connecting rods, and bushings. Most bushings are now poly. Steering box was also restored All gauges work. Tachometer has original faceplate over new electronic module. Clock works but needs adjustment . All accessories work, with the exception of the rear window defroster. Air conditioner works very well. Compressor has been upgraded to a rotary type . New brake master, with restored brake booster. All calipers/ pads were changed with refurbished ones during restoration. Restored radiator. All chrome parts re-plated. All rubber seals/ trim are new. Seller removed water prone rear vent assemblies and sealed all body vents . Clutch System was converted to hydraulic type. Way smoother and less heavier to leg than cable type . New windshield supplied by Volvo of Irvine in 2016. Windshield and side chrome are now plastic reproductions, more durable than the ding-prone aluminum originals. Reproduction dash cover, installed during restoration while dash was out of the car. Defrost vents working as original. Repro sound absorbing ceiling pad. Instrument lights are direct (one setting), problem prone rheostat eliminated. This car is a pleasure to drive because it is in many ways better than new with updated tires, shocks, insulation, air conditioning, sound system in addition to perfect paint, chrome, upholstery, glass, rubber, trim and mechanical systems. Price is negotiable. Financing is available with approved credit. Delivery and inspections services are also available.Laguna Classic Cars & Automotive Art, Inc. 2171 Laguna Canyon Road Laguna Beach, Ca 92651949-283-1038 Cell949-715-4555 Business949-715-3827 Faxwww.lagunaclassiccars.com


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