1969 Volvo P1800

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1969 Volvo P1800

I found this very nice P1800 parked within yards of the '64 Ford Falcon Futura and the Mercedes-Benz 350SL, on the block I called home during my childhood. Fortunately, nobody on the block remembers all those gnarly burnouts I did in front of their houses in my GTO as a teenager.

1969 Volvo P1800

My DOTS Reference Library now lives in Denver, so I'm forced to guess the year on this classic Volvo. It's got side marker lights, which means it's an American-market car sold in 1968 or later, and I believe the lack of 1800E badging indicates a pre-1970 model. I'm going to call it a 1969 and hope some Volvo zealot expert will correct me if necessary.

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