1961 Volvo P1800 Jensen Project, part 2

I continue to look over the latest addition in the garage, the 1961 Volvo P1800 Jensen car.

1961 Volvo Jensen P1800 side

The car is quite straight but with some rust in the usual spots. What surprises me the most is how nice the trim and bright work is.

1961 Volvo Jensen P1800 interior

The interior is actually quite decent or being 55 years old. However, as soon as you start replacing anything it all has to go.


1961 Volvo P1800 Jensen door panel

The 55 year old door panels held up well.


1961 Volvo Jensen P1800 body number

I think this s the body number. If that is correct, Jensen (and Volvo) had already gone through over a thousand bodies by the time they got to this car, number 423! Is that possible?

I wanted to make sure about the engine, it would be great if it was the original engine. This is the delivery information that Volvo used to keep track of the cars coming from England. As you can tell, Excel was not yet invented! This is the 400 series chassis number so the circled number is 423.

P1800 delivery information

As we can see, the Chassis number 423 should have engine 149.

1961 Volvo P1800 Jensen engine number

Ha!…there it is…149! Good to know.


1961 Volvo P1800 Jensen door trim

All the trim is in an amazing condition.


i am documenting and taking photos of all items for reference. This will be a big job!