Introduction & Foreword Contents 1. Is it the right car for you? 2. Cost considerations 3. Living with a Volvo P1800 4. Relative values 5. Before you view 6. Inspection equipment 7. Fifteen minute evaluation 8. Key points 9. Serious evaluation 10. Auctions 11. Paperwork 12. What's it worth? 13. Do you really want to restore? 14. Paint problems 15. Problems due to lack of use 16. The Volvo community 17. Vital statistics Index
Perhaps not the typical Volvo 1800 owner, Neil's hankering for the model derived from a life-long exposure to Volvo cars in general - not from "The Saint" TV show, as some might suppose! Neil's father was in the Volvo Owners Club, and Neil accompanied him to many rallies, where the 1800 gradually became the focus of his attention. He has owned several 1970s-era Volvos since the early 1980s; in fact, his first Volvo, a 1973 144S, was his first car, bought before he could even drive. Neil acquired his first 1800, a 1970 1800E, in 1988. He has owned and worked on them ever since, and now shares his first-hand experience and expertise in this book.
The investment earns itself back quickly when you buy a such a car. - Klassiek & Techniek. It's the usual straightforward and easy-to-follow buying advice in this guide to the P1800. There are tips and tricks to navigate common issues, plus a good range of photos showing what to look for. Worth buying if you're considering one of these cars. - Auto Express. You may never fully realise how much you want a Volvo P1800, and how perfect an adornment it would be to your life, unless you read Neil Murray's Essential Buyer's Guide. Within these pages you will be reminded that, while a P1800 may be rarer than an E-Type, it is also sturdier, more practical, better engineered and a true delight to drive. - The Classic Motoring Review. Veloce's new Essential Buyer's Guide on all P1800s is packed with heaps of good advice to keep you on the straight and narrow when sorting out the saints from the sinners. - Classic Motoring.