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Introducing the timeless Volvo P1800 Jensen, originally showcased at the Brussels Motor Show in 1961, renowned for its captivating design, distinctive tailfins, and impressive performance. A star in the "The Saint" TV series driven by Roger Moore, this classic has earned a special place in automotive history and continues to be cherished by enthusiasts.
Styling was by Pelle Patterson under the tutelage of Pietro Frua when Frua's studio was a subsidiary of the prestigious Italian Carrozzeria Ghia.
This rare 1962 model is a distinguished gem from the early cars built in England at the Jensen Motor factory, retaining the unique characteristics of hand-built models, it boasts a captivating "bullhorn" front bumper, an intricate egg-crate grille, white front indicator lenses, and the elegant C-pillar Volvo script. The interior features opulent chrome-plated brass brightwork, setting it apart from later models that opted for pre-formed plastic.
This P1800 has a captivating origin story that traces back to South Africa in 1963. Originally delivered to Mr John R Riley on 6 March 1963 through the authorised dealer Peart and Sons in Rhodesia. After spending decades in storage, the car found its way to Australia, where it caught the attention of a TV reporter in Brisbane. In 1988, it was then sold to a delightful couple who enjoyed, cherished and maintained ownership for an impressive 29 years. Subsequently, in 2017, a well-known figure in the Volvo community acquired the car, land passed it on to the current owner on 7th August 2017.
This outstanding masterpiece is not only steeped in history but also possesses the rare distinction of being an original right-hand drive
( approximately 600 units were delivered worldwide), with a restricted number of P1800 units delivered to Australia.). The restoration journey began when the P1800 landed in the capable hands of George Minassian, Volvo1800-120 Parts. A three year-long, painstaking restoration process ensued, documented extensively with photographs. This masterful restoration brought the car back to its original glory, finished in the factory original stunning colour combination #71 Dark Metallic Grey over a #303 Red interior, and sitting on correct Michelin 165VR tyres adorned
with the correct and extremely rare and original wheel covers. A highlight of the P1800 is the beautifully designed dash with aluminium facia and original Smith's gauges. , A
restored and bluetooth enabled Blaupunkt radio unit sourced from England completes the stunning interior. The boot is beautifully finished and is complete with an original and fully restored
scissor jack with T-bar, The original service and maintenance booklets document the numbers-matching engine.
Since its restoration, the P1800 has been regularly maintained by Voldat's, John Johnson, president of the Volvo club of Victoria.
For the discerning investor valuing rarity and historical significance, this British hand-built classic presents a unique opportunity. The extensive restoration, totalling over $190,000 with documented invoices, underscores its impeccable quality. Beyond being a showpiece, this P1800 is fully rebuilt for driving pleasure, allowing you to savor its exhilarating power firsthand.
, this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to own a fully restored, museum-worthy masterpiece with a captivating history, esteemed owners, and the rare distinction of being an original right-hand drive, matching numbers car. Dont miss the opportunity to make this dream car investment from the 1960s yours ' a mobile automotive work of art that speaks volumes. Be the first to claim this outstanding piece of automotive history; its an investment that will stand the test of time. This outstanding opportunity that is worth every single penny at $159,990
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Melbourne CBD from $790
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