Rare 1962 Volvo P1800, one of just 2000 produced by Jensen Motorcars England

Price: US $21,000.00 Item location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: P1800
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year: 1962
  • Mileage: 41,037
  • VIN: V002801
  • Color: Silver
  • Engine size: B18 in-line 4 cylinder
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Red
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1962 Volvo P1800


Background: My father discovered "Charlotte", my 1962 Volvo P1800 in a towing yard in North Las Vegas back in 2001. He spent 2 years, spilled a couple quarts of blood, sweat, tears and a lot of curse words to get her in the condition you see here. He gave her to me as a gift for becoming an Air Force Officer and I have owned her since 2003.


We discovered Charlotte is RARE. She is a first-year production and on top of that, she was actually built by Jensen Motorcars in England. She is one of only 2,000 produced by Jensen before production was moved to Sweden.

Reason for Selling: As said above, Active Duty Air Force Officer and as such, I move where the Air Force tells me to move. This time I'm headed overseas to a very tropical location and Charlotte cannot make the trip with us... I do not want to subject her to salt air nor do not want to store her for 3 years.


Original color was white (Volvo # 69) but switched to Volvo Silver, currently used on their production cars. All painting accomplished in 2003 prior to reassembly. There are some very minor scuffs on the hood and driver's side (see pics) due to driving for the past 15 years.Paint still looks amazing, no overspray or runs (again see pics) She is straight, no accidents, no issues and is absolutely beautiful.


Fitted with Alloy wheels as shown, The factory spoke wheels were beyond restoration.


4 Cylinder B18 engine runs excellent. Upgraded to Weber carburetor (See pics).


4 Speed Manual transmission with Overdrive, no issues, unique reverse position on stick shifter works well.

Braking, Steering

4 wheel drum brakes have been refreshed and work properly. Steering box reworked in 2008, drives straight, no drift


New Battery installed in 2017


The trim is in excellent shape. Chrome and stainless have been reconditioned throughout.


Windshield is from 1962, but is not excessively worn, does not need replacing. Other glass is original and in good condition


Original color was tan (Volvo # 301) but I wanted a silver/red color combo. The seat upholstery is in excellent condition with no rips, tears or abnormalities. Beautiful carpeting. Impeccable headliner. Air Conditioning is NOT in the vehicle, as it was beyond repair and honestly not needed due to side window air vents, even out here in Las Vegas I didn't need A/C. Floor shifter works with no issues. Folding front seats. Original Smith gauges in place - Speedometer, odometer and fuel gauges work,RPM, Oil gauge, temp gauge and clock are inop but installed an after-market setup to monitor oil/temp (see pic)


The odometer shows 41037 miles but as I still drive her, this number will go up slightly until purchased.


  • A binder with build pictures, receipts and specs is included.

  • One set of door and ignition key and one set of gas cap keys are included


Please come inspect Charlotte if you are in the Las Vegas area. The details contained in this listing are based on my ownership of Charlotte and any errors or omissions are unintentional. Please keep in mind that Charlotte is 55 years old and is a used car. She requires periodic attention just as any classic automobile does.


Buyer is responsible for all freight/shipping arrangements and all associated costs to pick-up/transport and delivery of my Volvo P1800. Local pick-up is preferred. I also have an IQ well above room temperature, so don't try to pay me extra to have me send the car to you and ask for the difference deposited in your account... can't believe people fall for that stupid scam.

Payment: Payment is cash or Bank (cashier's) check. I do not accept personal checks or money orders.