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Hello, I am at a cross roads with an 1800 ES. My family has owned it over 20 yrs, but I recently dug it out of a garage where it was eroding. It had a problem w/ 3rd gear which is why my sister parked it so long ago. The car is all there and I had it checked by a classic volvo specialist and he said a new fuel pump and brakes (due to age) and I could probably start and drive it. My decision is if I want to get into this (my heart says yes, brain screams no) or if I should just sell. I have already been looking around for parts, and it is rough out there.
 

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Thank you for sharing the pictures and the story. Where is the car located? That will help know how tough parts are going to be to source in general.

Unless you have a very strong emotional attachment to the car for family reasons, I would advise not getting into a restoration. You are usually better to buy a car already restored then put the time, frustration, and $$$$$ into restoring one. And on this particular model you will not be able to resell for what you would have into it.

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I am in Seattle. For only 8,000 that were supposed to have been made I sure do see alot of them around town. It is a hard decision because it is attractive from the perspective I know it and it WAS a good reliable car. Not sure how bad the 20 yrs of sitting hurt it. I wouldn't be trying to make it perfect, but a good reliable driver. But now I am probably just rationalizing. What do you think would be a good price for sale?
 
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