VOLVO 1800 ES: BUYER'S GUIDE
Median Price: £15,608 • Highest Price: £71,923 • Lowest Price: £1,892 • Sell-Through Rate: 66%
Source: Classic Car Auctions
How much is a 1800 ES worth?
In our experience, we've seen plenty of 1800 ES's go under the hammer and based on analysing every sale you can expect to pay £15,608 for one in average condition - that places it amongst the cheapest 30 - 40% of collector cars across our database.
As Volvo's go, a 1800 ES is on the higher end relative to other Volvo models. In fact this model is £5,793 above the median Volvo price of £9,815.
What is the maximum to pay for a 1800 ES?
Across the 124 1800 ES's we've seen sell, the highest price ever recorded for this model is £71,923. It was sold by Bonhams in the US on 24 Aug 2018.
What is the lowest to pay for a 1800 ES?
Well, that depends on where you draw the threshold.
The lowest sale of all time for this vehicle is £1,892. RM Sotheby's sold the car at auction in Canada on 17 Apr 2005.
When looking at more recent sales the lowest recorded price is, as you would expect, higher. Analysing every sale since 2020 shows that the lowest price between 2020 and today is £2,607, Bring A Trailer sold this car in Canada on 05 Oct 2023.
What is the background of the make / model?
Volvo produced this model between 1961 and 1973.
Volvo was founded in 1927 in Gothenburg, Sweden, and is now one of the world's leading manufacturers of luxury cars. Volvo is known for safety, reliability and its commitment to innovation, having developed some of the world's first safety features such as the three-point seatbelt, side-impact protection and the world's first pedestrian airbag. Volvo has also pioneered hybrid technology in the auto industry and is a leader in electric vehicles.
How common is a 1800 ES?
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Why this article was created
Well, we've got one of the largest databases of sold classic car prices in the world so we thought we ought to help and put that data to good use. To be clear though, this article is not intended to be a full tour of every nook and sill of the 1800 ES, rather it's meant to act as an introductory guide and overview of the market for this model.
It is here to provide you guidance on how much you should and shouldn't be paying for one based on the 187 we've seen previously.
If you're after more detail, we've got you covered. Click the button below to be taken to a the price guide for this model so you can see every single sale, price trend over time and lots more.
How this article was created
This article was created by looking back at sales of 1800 ES since the beginning of our database in 1992. We've scanned over 30 auction houses and results from over £15 billion of sold cars around the world to understand the where the market is at for this car.
The Classic Valuer takes that data and analytics which enables it to generate these articles at scale, for further information regarding the 1800 ES please visit the price guide linked below.
About The Author
Giles is CEO of The Classic Valuer - one of the world's largest databases of sold classic cars in the world going back over 30 years covering over 11,000 models. Giles and The Classic Valuer are regularly referenced in key classic car publications including Classic & Sports Car.
Giles grew up around the iconic historic motorsport venue at Goodwood and enjoys his 1972 Alfa Romeo 1600 GT Junior around the Sussex roads. His primary car goal is to purchase back a selection of his grandfather's car's including his 1931 Riley Brooklands.