Photo Gallery - Complete Interior Restoration: "The Saint" TV series car

Project: Jensen Volvo 1800 Restoration (used in the 1960’s TV series “The Saint”)

Status: Project Completed

The Volvo 1800 in this restoration is one of the actual original cars used in the 1960’s TV series “The Saint”.

The car is an early Jensen built Volvo P1800 and carried the registration (71 DXC) after it's disposal by the production company the car had what can only be described as a hard life. For many years the car sat in a field, and as a result the vehicle condition was extremely poor. It is only thanks to the dedication of Kevin Price that the car was saved at all. As you can see from the photographs the car was really a “basket Case” and only salvageable thanks to the dedicated team of restorers assembled by Kevin Price As can be seen from the pictures of the car, the outer shell was completely rotten, the engine was in pieces on the back seat and the general interior could only be described as “Rough”. The scope of our work included extensive repairs and replacement of the interior to a condition similar to its original state when the vehicle was delivered to Pinewood studios by the Volvo concessionaires. The car is an early Jensen built version and the interior is considerably different from the later cars. The target completion date was to have the car finally assembled and ready for its unveiling at the classic car show at the NEC in November 2012. It has been my privilege to be part of this important project to save this iconic TV car.

71 DXC as found
71 DXC as found
Roger Moore with 71 DXC
Roger Moore with 71 DXC
71 DXC dipped & stripped
71 DXC dipped & stripped
71 DXC removed rusted panels
71 DXC removed rusted pan...
More removed rust
More removed rust
71 DXC panel repair
71 DXC panel repair
71 DXC shell restoration completed
71 DXC shell restoration ...
Door panel
Door panel
Hat shelf with speaker cutout
Hat shelf with speaker cu...
Door panel trim
Door panel trim
Original rear seat
Original rear seat
Front seat condition
Front seat condition
Original  rear panel
Original rear panel
Sail panel as removed
Sail panel as removed
Trans tunnel cover
Trans tunnel cover
New seat panels taking shape
New seat panels taking sh...
Using old panels as patterns
Using old panels as patte...
Rebuilding the backrest
Rebuilding the backrest
Seat Base with old cover removed
Seat Base with old cover ...
Sear base recovered
Sear base recovered
 
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Richard Felton

P1800 Restoration Services
Tel. +44 1302 - 843 458

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