Current projects

 1971 1800E: chrome and lights going on

 Door fit up one of the early jobs as quite fiddly to get all lined up and working well

 1971 1800E due in next week for fit up after body rebuild and new Californian white paint. 

 Red interior to go in the New Year

 1963 P1800S nearly ready for extended road tests. Available Spring 2024 for circa £55000. Photo edit on Minilites if anyone wants the sporty look :)

 1967 1800S in for improvements for next year.

 Dashboard having new upper and lower covers together with alloy sections being repainted.

 1969 1800S back on its wheels and glass installed

 1969 1800S with engine and drivetrain back in

 1963 P1800S getting closer to shakedown phase 


 1971 1800E in final shape and primer stages

 Cockpit seam sealed and primed

 1963 P1800S: All glass now fitted

 1963 P1800S: door fit up very time consuming :()

 The 1963 P1800S having its chrome fitted, later grill temporary and trying to get it onto a period number plate as imported in 1969 hence the G plate.

A lot of chrome on the early Swedish cars as per the Jensen built P1800

 Californian plate looks right on this early car :)

 1963 early Swedish car back up and running with interior next

 Chrome and lights going on 

 The grill surround always the best part to go back on after a good paintjob

 The navy blue 2 litre 1800S now in its correct shade of grey (code 98). Due back next week for assembly.

 In for recommission Ben's 1963 P1800S (chassis number 6321 being an early Swedish built car), new tyres plus some engine works required and then out for the summer.

 1962 Jensen P1800 (chassis number 3023); UK plates fitted, just waiting for black fixings to change out :)

 New front brakes and chrome trims fitted. Looking good on its 1962 date stamped restored wheels, the Jensen wheel trims have been sourced and ready to go on. 

 The 1962 Jensen P1800 due back for new front brakes after body repairs and paint blending.

 The 1969 1800S now into primer after 4 new wings, bootlid, sills, front and rear panel plus numerous floor repairs. This rare 2 litre model is going to look stunning when returned to its grey with red colour scheme. See images below, this is as good as a new factory bodyshell now.

A 1971 1800E due in late April for restoration

The 1963 P1800S back from the paintshop for fit up. Chrome on first and interior due in sometime in May.

New hubcaps to be fitted

Works from 2022

The 1969 1800S being stripped down and then off to the bodyshop.

A 1969 1800S in for full restoration, colour to be returned to original grey code 98.

The restomod 1968 1800S back with us after trimwork and custom bumper fit by the bodyshop. Next stage to get the brakes connected and ready for first engine start up. Aiming for Christmas (2022) completion :) 

The gold 1800E having lower bodyworks and paint refresh, I have decided to keep this one for a while :) 

Just in from Finland an early right hand drive Jensen P1800 for recommissioning after a long spell in a museum.

Missing its Jensen wheel trims but has the rare chrome screen and roof gutter trims in place

A 1966 1800S recently brought over from Ireland in for a checkover and other works

New shocks and brake servo fitted

A 1968 green with tan S in for window alignment and other works

Phase 2 of the 1967 1800S fit up, this stunning car really is going to be a show stopper, off to the trimmer next

The left hand drive 1800E back from the bodyshop after final polishing

Now for fit up :)

Back lights and badges first

Screens back in next week

Nearly ready for the owner to pick up after the body rebuild.

1971 1800E being prepared for lower bodywork and new seats

Bumpers off the gold 1800E and then off for bodywork

Great panel gaps on this unmolested 77000 mile car

Lovely 1969 2 litre 1800S in for power steering and other jobs, love the green with tan S!

The LHD 1971 1800E being flatted and polished, back in for fit up next week

On the final paintwork phase

Due back for fit up in two weeks time

1967 1800S back from the paintshop, retrim in tan next job 

New tan interior going in to the blue 1967 1800S

Looking good, just the overmats to go, leather and carpets from Richard Felton at Specialist Upholstery :) 

Grey carpets and tan leather go really well

1968 1800S in for a service 

1962 P1800 in final bodywork stages.

It's not been easy with this one as a lot of Jensen anomolies with the panels.

1971 1800E early bodywork stages.

Door gapping

Early bodywork stages.

Phase 1 of 1967 1800S in for assembly with all new or refurbished components. 

Suspension and drivetrain going in first

Underside finish is perfect

Back axle going in 


Brake pipes, servo and master cylinders going in

Engine put onto crossmember and body dropped onto the assembly

Looking good :)

On slave wheels to check ride height. 

1967 1800S being readied for sale with works to brakes, interior trim, new rear tyres, hubcaps and wheeltrims, carb tuning plus oil and filter change. Extended road tests next week :)

Car now sold and to have power steering and a new tan interior fitted.

Back on to the 1963 P1800S, clutch and braking system bled up, loan seat fitted and a short test drive on the farm...

underside looking good :)


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