Volvo P1800 'Jensen', 1962
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Volvo P1800 'Jensen', 1962

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Volvo P 1800 'Jensen', year 1962. Colour dark grey metallic with a dark red leather interior and grey carpet. This magnificent Volvo P1800 is an early model built by Jansen in England. Only 6000 of these early models were built. The automobile was extensively and perfectly restored in the past.

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The Volvo P 1800 is undoubtedly the most elegantly, exquisitely and dynamically designed Volvo of the twentieth century. The Volvo P 1800 was designed by Per Petterson who was employed at carrosseria Frua those days. The Volvo P 1800 came onto the market in 1961 as a coupé and was initially built at Jensen’s in England. The P1800 became world-famous for the series of "The Saint" in the 1960s, with Roger Moore as Simon Templar in the leading role. After building 6000 cars in 1963, production of the P 1800 was relocated to Sweden, and the car was then named the 1800 "S" (Sverige). In September 1969, the P1800 E came onto the market with a Bosch fuel injection system, a modified dashboard and had disc brakes all around. The P1800 ES estate /coupé came onto the market in 1971.

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four-cylinder Volvo B18 B engine
2 S.U. carburettors
cylinder capacity: 1780 cc.
capacity: 100 bhp.
gearbox: 4 speed+ overdrive
weight: 1070 kg.

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