- Ad Source: Direct
- Location: Olympia, Washington
- Model Year: 1962
- Model Trim: P1800
- Odometer: Not Listed
- Asking Price: Make Offer
- Seller Type: Private Owner
- Contact Info: Email Seller
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This 1962 Volvo P1800 is an early 1961 production example built by Jensen Motors in England, and is #1240 out of 6000 cars built before production moved to Sweden. It does not currently run and requires a full restoration to address the rust issues visible in the photos. The car hasn’t run since 1985, though the numbers matching original engine turns over freely. The previous owner had owned the car since 1973 before selling two months ago to the current seller, whose restoration plans were cut short due to a spousal ultimatum. The car is mostly complete with very few missing parts, and the early production date makes it a worthy restoration candidate.
Originally white with a red interior, the car was painted blue sometime around 1974. Rust is visible in the lower corners of each front fender and in the rocker panels, and there is significant surface rust centered around the chrome trim. The seller was quoted between $4-6k to source and install replacement panels to repair the rusted areas. The exterior trim is nearly all present and in good condition, including 3 of the 4 original hubcaps and the original egg crate grill, which is not currently installed.
The seats and door panels were reupholstered and / or dyed in black sometime in the past, and overall the interior is worn but mostly intact. A blue dash pad and wood instrument surround were also installed at some point. The original radio, ashtray, and instrument surround plate are all missing. The key insert is missing but the ignition switch still functions and engages the starter. The headlights, interior light, and turn signals also work.
The engine bay is dirty but complete, with the original B18 engine and M41 4-speed transmission with overdrive still installed. The original Volvo logo embossed air cleaners are present on the SU carburetors. While the engine turns over easily with the starter no serious attempt has been made to start it recently. Rust damage is visible in the battery area. One of the two hood hinges is rusted through and unusable, though the hood latch rod is still functional.
The undercarriage is largely solid, with no rust holes in the front floors. The trunk area has some rust that will need to be repaired with a replacement panel.
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