1963 Volvo P1800 Coupe

Lot: 149

Sold for (£): 16,650
Offered for sale is a 1.78L 1963 Volvo P1800 Coupe manual that has been with the current owner for the last 14 years. Coming with no history file, this lot's condition scores 86 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

One of only 25 Jensen-built P1800 Coupes left in the UK...


  • The West Bromwich cars are fitted with unique parts and are the most collectable
  • Recent (May '18) new head and pistons, engine rebuild, carburettor repairs and a new clutch
  • Bonnet repairs, bodywork, paintwork, chrome plating and powder coating 2005/06 - £2,660 
  • New interior by Tony Archer £2,000. New speakers/Aerial. Repainted engine bay
  • Delightfully presented in Volvo Red. A rare car. VEC Official Valuation (25/09/18) - £28,000

Lot Details

Registration: 7135 VM RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1963 Engine size: 1.78L
Make: Volvo Odometer reading (miles): 23000
Model: P1800 Coupe MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: 5824

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 86 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Older body restoration 2005/6. Inner and outer sills and floor pan welded. £420  Bonnet repairs £750 Chrome Plating £420. Painting £740


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Refresh interior by Tony Archer £2,000+ New speakers and Aerial.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Replacement Cylinder Head and Pistons. Carb repairs. Braided Fuel Hose. Radiator re-cored. New Clutch


Gears: Drive-shaft:

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Brakes fully overhauled and new master cylinder. New wheel cylinders and Brake adjusters. Brake and Fuel pipes replaced. New fuel pump. Four new tyres.


Minor: Major:

Vehicle History


Only around 25 of these Jensen-built cars remain on the road in the UK and because of the number of parts unique to the West Bromwich assembly, they are harder to restore. Consequently, the West Brom cars on the road and in good condition are at a premium in terms of value and ownership. Valued by the Volvo Enthusiasts Club (Kevin Price) on 25/09/2018 at £28,000.

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history