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.