Why isn’t the 1971–73 Volvo 1800ES wagon worth more?


The term “sport wagon” seems like an oxymoron—one being low and sporty, the other functional and boxy. It’s a curious combination, seldom created successfully. Most sport wagons are best forgotten, including Ferrari one-offs, the Jaguar XJS Eventer, and unfortunate individual visions, like the Jaguar XK150 woody.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/02/13/why-isnt-the-volvo-1800es-wagon-worth-more


A friend of mine had a very late one when it was two years old. I was quite impressed with the quality of the build, and the really nice interior, gauges, and that it had an FM stereo radio that sounded great.

I’ve always wanted one, but I already have a “project car”, and if I bought another car, I’d probably be sleeping in the garage with it!

  • Jim