The Volvo PV444/544 was affectionately called the “Swedish 1941 Ford” even though sales of this 4-cylinder equipped Volvo started in 1947 in Sweden (1958 in USA) and continued through the 1966 model year. It was known for ruggedness, vintage styling, and some surprising wins at SCCA class racing and at the 1965 East African Safari Rally in Kenya. Today’s example is in surprinsgly good shape and way nicer than the typical LeMons Rally ready example you’ll find littering craigslist. Find this 1962 Volvo PV544 offered for $13,500 in Concord, CA via craigslist.
From the seller:
1962 volvo pv544
cylinders: 4 cylinders
odometer rolled over
paint color: red
title status: clean
1962 Volvo in great shape. This car was part of a collection and was stored in a warehouse for 30 years. When I got her, I was able to start the motor and it worked fin. But I decided to rebuild the motor with new pistons, cam and all new bearings. The M40 Synchromesh Gearbox is rebuilt and shifts like new.
This car is a great representation of the actual 1962 Volvo with no modifications . I remember seeing the new Volvos in the showroom next to the other foreign cars of the day. They were made with higher quality steel.
The car is currently registered and no fees are owed.
Local pick up only. Asking $13,500 or best offer
This model was called PV544 Sport. It came with dual SU Carbs and the new 5 main bearing crankshaft 1800 cc engine with 90 hp that is indestructible not to mention a solid high grade cast iron head and block. It was built from 1962 to 1965 and discontinued as the last few were sold off in 1966.
The 544 was built starting in the 50’s modeled after the 1942 Ford Coupe. Previous models had smaller engines. If you are a Volvo enthusiast you probably know this history.
Related: Volvo 544, Volvo 122, Volvo 1800 Classic Volvo Sport Coupe
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