Sugga Taxi: 1954 Volvo PV831

The Volvo PV800 Sugga (Swedish for sow) was built from 1938 through 1958 for fleet use and dominated the Swedish taxicab market for most of its lifespan.  You don’t find many around, but I would love to see if I could get uber or lyft to let me drive for them in it. Find this 1954 Volvo PV831 here on eBay bidding for $10,000 with $13,500 buy-it-now located in Wayzata, MN with 4 days to go. Tip from Dean.

From the seller:

Purchased 20 years ago, had it painted, and drove the Kids to the Dairy Queen in it. Been sitting for 15 years. I put new batteries in it, and it fired right up, and drives nice. 

There is a dent in the rear driver fender (Self inflicted by my snow plowing), and bubbling paint on the passenger front fender. I am just now finishing new Ironwood running boards. 

 Interior, the seats are nice, with fold down jummper seats in the back, but headliner needs to be replaced. Not a showcar, but way better than a barn find. It just needs a little body/interior TLC.

Odometer reads 45000KM, but not working.  Obviously it has a lot of miles, but they were built to run forever.  

I haven’t seen or heard of another one in US. It’s the frame, engine, and some body parts from the military “Sugga”… But, the military Sugga name is incorrect. The “Sugga” (Sow)  name was given to these Taxis, and Limos…. Sugga just stuck to the Military model in the past 20 years or so, because they used so much of the PV parts in building the Brute.

Item specifics

Condition: Used Year: 1954

VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 4004E Mileage: 45000

Interior Color: Blue Make: Volvo

Number of Cylinders: 6 Model:


Transmission: Manual Trim: Taxi

Body Type: Taxi Engine: Straight 6 Sugga

Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty Drive Type: RWD

Vehicle Title: Clear For Sale By: Private Seller

Exterior Color: Black/ Maroon Drive Side: Left-hand drive

See a better way to drive an old Taxi?