Not Your Doc’s Volvo: 1962 Volvo 544 Rat Rod

The Volvo PV444/544 was a passenger car built by Volvo to fulfill simple driving needs of the post World War II family starting in 1947.  It was powered by an early version of Volvo’s rugged B-series engine and stayed in production for a remarkable 18 years.  Imagine Ford building ’41 Fords in 1966…but this is essentially what happened with the 544.  Find this 1962 Volvo 544 Rat Rod offered for $5,200 in Richmond, VA.

This Volvo started out as every other PV, with big pontoon style fenders mounted on a unibody chassis, but this is some custom combination of Chevy S-10 frame and Volvo body.  It features a pre-war style open hood with a custom Model A-ish grill, but the cab-back looks mostly Volvo.

Under the hood is a Chevy 350 V8, no word from the seller on what level of customization, but judging by the headers/intake/carb it could be pushing a decent number of ponies into the automatic transmission.

Doctors don’t drive Volvos anymore, physicians drive BMW, Audi, Lexus or Mercedes-Benz, and surgeons/specialists drive a Tesla or Maserati.  Maybe you’ll find an old doctor cruising around in a Jag or 911, but Volvos haven’t been doctor’s cars since the 1980s…oh…right.  That sticker is probably 30 years old.

See a wackier way to cruise in a classic?