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Volvo P1800 Jensen B18 — 1961

This is one of the press and test drive cars used by Volvo when it was launched in the spring of 1961, with registration number OA27002 and chassis number 52. Today, the car is a car-historically significant complete renovation project with fascinating documentation.

Peter Sundfeldt
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"Really rusted and rough repainted, it's been in a barn since 1976. For Volvo aficionados and ditto collectors, this is a large, yet appealing and exciting renovation project."

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Peter Sundfeldt
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Shaun Major
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"Really rusted and rough repainted, it's been in a barn since 1976. For Volvo aficionados and ditto collectors, this is a large, yet appealing and exciting renovation project."


Various press events were conducted at the restaurant Fars Hatt at the fortress in Kungälv in 1961, when Volvo debuted the new sports car P1800 to an eager industry and prospective consumers. This car with chassis number 52 and registration number OA27002, was one of several cars used by Volvo for display and test drives even after the event at Father's Hat. Following that service, the cars were sold to dealers and then to eager consumers. Chassis number 52 was actively utilized for a few years before the current owner stored it in a barn in 1976 with the intention of renovating it. Due to other commitments, number 52 stayed in storage, and it is now being sold on behalf of an estate.
Chassis number 52, with registration numbers OA27002 and afterwards DNJ383 (the car is deregistered, and the number now belongs to a BMW), has thus not seen the light of day since 1976 until now.

Technical data

  • Year
  • Registration date
  • Mileage
    11414 km 
  • Registration Number
  • Chassis Number
  • Kw / hp
    73 / 100 
  • Fuel Type
  • Transmission
  • Interior finish
  • Colour
    Originally Red - Blue/Black 


  • Mechanical condition:

    The car is obviously not started, and it comes with a couple of additional engines, a gearbox, manifolds, a carburetor, and some calipers. One of the engines has a model-specific oil cooler, but whether or not it is the original engine has not been proved. The engine number can be seen in the images. The engine in use lacks a dedicated oil cooler.

  • Interior condition:

    Original furnishings according to information, but worn and dirty.

  • Exterior condition:

    The original red color may be seen beneath the blue and body coat-like black paint. Otherwise, practically every part of the body is rusted.

  • General condition:

    A Jensen-built early P1800 with an important and intriguing provenance for the model in need of total restoration. Or possibly as an installation at a museum commemorating a big car industry historical event on a national scale.

Location and viewing Information

Location: Sandared

For viewing the vehicle, contact the valuator/depot:

Classic Car Depot
Shaun Major
+46 709 724007

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Collection must take place before: 2021-09-30.

NOTE! Payment (deposit to our account) must be made within 5 days and before collection.

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