Volvo P1800 ‘Jensen’, 1962
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Volvo P1800 ‘Jensen’, 1962

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Volvo P1800 ‘Jensen’, year 1962. Colour red combined with a beige cloth/ vinyl interior and pale grey carpet. This is a rare and sought-after Volvo P1800 of which the bodywork was built by Jensen in Great Britain, only 6000 of these early P1800s have been built. The early P1800 cars feature the remarkable ‘cow-horn’ front bumpers. This very stylish automobile shows wonderful details all round; the gorgeous chrome strips over the sides, the tailfins, the fantastic dashboard and the great original hubcaps. The four cylinder in-line engine powers the rear wheels through a four speed manually operated gearbox with overdrive. This Volvo P1800 ‘Jensen’ is largely original and refurbished in the past. The car was given new paint and the carpet was renewed. The engine was overhauled, a comprehensive invoice of the rebuild is present. This car is in very good condition with slight traces of use and age, especially to the chrome bumpers. This very nice and very rare Volvo P1800 ‘Jensen’ comes complete with an original sales brochure. This car can be imported to / exported to any country in the world.


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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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