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 about as cheap as you get for a car that isn’t a total basket case…which means this car is only a partial basket case. If the car is a weekend away from being a drivable restoration candidate…then I think is a steal. Find this 1958 Volvo PV444 offered for $2,400 in Long Beach, CA via craigslist.
From the seller:
1958 Volvo PV444
title status: clean
I am selling my project because unfortunately, I don’t have time for it.
All original, clean title, manual transmission, does not run, converted from a 6 volt to a 12 volt, a few rust spots but nothing cancerous, missing a couple small pieces of body molding but otherwise complete. Split front windows!
If this ad is still up then yes the car is still available.
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