Volvo began production of the iconic P1800 in 1961. Volvo made a contract with Jensen Motors to assemble the first 10,000 units, but revised the order to only 6,000, and there ended the run of of the “Jensen” 1800. Our car is chassis number 4581 and was manufactured in 1962 and purchased from the Volvo dealer in Oklahoma City in December of 1962.
The car we have for sale has lived in Oklahoma its entire life, traveling first to its home in Stillwater, then to Edmond where it lived in a garage. This ownership history is verified in our records, as we have copies of the original title and delivery receipt all the way to current ownership. The current title number matches the original. Because it did not live on the coast or in a severe climate, the car is in remarkable condition. Odometer reads 42136.
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Planned in Sweden, designed in Italy, unveiled at the car show in Brussels, built in Britain and a huge success in the United States, the Volvo P1800 is Volvo’s most internationally renowned model.
In 2011, this remarkable people’s favorite turned 50. It was in 1961 the P1800 entered production and it reached showrooms after four years of careful planning and development; remained in production until 1973. From a sales perspective, the P1800 played a modest role for the company, but from an image viewpoint, it played a far bigger role than any previous Volvo model. Few, if any, subsequent models have matched it image-wise.
More History-Info at Volvo.com