It seems that Gooding and Company have a red 1967 Volvo 1800S in their Scottsdale auctions in a week’s time (16 & 17 January). The car is a one-owner car, just over 10,000 miles, original paint and interior. The estimate? $50K to $70K. I would hazard a guess that, given the originality of this particular car, the winning bid will be at the high end of the range. Again, though, it points to the Volvo P1800 series becoming more and more attractive to car collectors and hence becoming pricier – and hence reinforcing the need for me to up my insurance.
The Dave Knows Cars site has an extremely interesting article up about the P1800 and how it’s becoming the Next Big Thing. The article links to various articles (from Wayne Carini et al), all trumpeting the new (?, current?) desirability of the P1800. He also posts a link to the recent Hagerty video that shows off the 1963 1800S owned by the Managing Director of Hagerty International, Angus Forsyth, one that I’ve been meaning to post here since I saw it.
All in all, I’d have to say it’s an exciting time to own a Volvo P1800.
Matt Bianco - Good Times