Volvo 1800E 1970

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Lot No: 49

At a Glance:

Year Make Model Mileage SOLD FOR
1970 Volvo 1800E 69,700 (Not Warranted) £13,750.00 + buyers premium


WNR 290J is a right hand drive P1800E built in 1970 and is finished in Safari Yellow complemented by a black leather interior. This car underwent extensive body restoration in 1998. The seats were rebuilt with new leather covers along with new webbing front and rear. In 2001 it then passed through the hands of Sherwood Restorations who recall the car as being a very nice example that required no remedial work. They sold the car to a Mr Simon Borrell. A note on file from Mr Borrell informs us that in 2002 (at around 40,000 miles) the engine was treated to a re-bore with new oversized pistons, new unleaded cylinder head, replacement oil pump, fresh bearings and new D camshaft and followers plus its crankshaft oil seal retainers were modified to accept modern lip seals. In addition to sourcing a fresh clutch and ‘new old stock’ gearbox, he reportedly had the rear brake callipers refurbished using stainless pistons. The spec includes overdrive, factory alloys and the rear seat leather luggage straps along with recently fitted electric power steering which has transformed this car into a potential daily driver such is the minimal effort now required to park it compared to the factory steering. Petronix electronic ignition is also fitted. Recently it has had a new exhaust and rear shocks and springs. The history file contains 20 old MOTs dating back to 1975 along with a thick file of receipts going back to 1992 totalling £23,048.00 spent on the car. Incidentally the first MOT was carried out by Raymond Mays and Partners of Bourne Lincs (of BRM fame!) In more recent times the car has been residing in Ireland before it was purchased by the vendor from ourselves in 2015. He has used the car only in the summer months and is now selling as he has too many cars.

Full Details:

Lot No. 49
Auction 26th April 2019 - 98% SOLD
Vehicle Make Volvo
Vehicle Model 1800E
Year of Manufacture 1970
Mileage 69,700 (Not Warranted)
Registration WNR290J
Date first Registered 14-10-1970
Chassis Number 032625
Engine Number 399
Estimated Sale Price £13,000 - 14,000

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