1962 Volvo PV544 Flies the Flag

With Cyan Racing blue paint rattle-canned across its curvy flanks and a bright yellow cross thrown in for what I’m sure are reasons, this 1962 Volvo PV544 certainly is– well, it’s something. It’s certainly something else, anyway. And I kind of like it!

Granted, this particular ’62 is a bit rough. Even with the surface rust and missing trim pieces, however, it seems to have had an owner who really loved it. Evidence of that can be found in the engine bay, which is filled with a later-era B18 inline-four fitted with a set of SU HS6 carburetors. Those carbs are claimed to have new jet seals, needle valves, throttle linkage bushings, and throttle return springs were recently installed by the seller. The generator, too, has been replaced with a more modern and more reliable alternator.

The car was recently featured on the auction site, BringaTrailer.com, where it fetched just $2200. A sum that, if I’m being honest, I wouldn’t have paid for the car– but that’s me. What do you guys think? Is this “Swedish pride!” Volvo PV worth $2200 to you? Let me know in the comments.

 

Source | Lots More Photos: Bring a Trailer.

Volvo Jo

I've been in and around the car industry for over twenty years. Sometimes racing, sometimes selling, sometimes fixing- sometimes, even just washing!- but Cars and Trucks and Things That Go are what I'm all about.