1965 Volvo PV544: Fender-Lovin’ Good

1965 Volvo PV544

The classic Volvo PV544 has always struck me as a bit of a Swedish hot rod. Those jacked-up fenders are unlike anything we see on modern Volvos, which is why this 1965 PV544 here on craigslist for $3,000 caught my eye (and because it’d be a great contender for the Barn Finds road rally!) While they are known more for their durability, I always found the oddball styling of the PV544 to be its biggest selling point. That, and the fact these wartime relics launched a successful racing program by participating in SCCA-sanctioned events are among the reasons why the Volvo faithful keep these cars on the road today. While the stock B18 engine is a reliable workhorse, the seller notes that this car has a B20 from a later model 140. Although he’s lost interest in his Volvo project, there’s still a good chance this one can be brought back to life –are you up for the challenge?


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  1. DT

    Rarely snows there,no salt on the roads. Good place to get a car from. whoever gets it will make out well,either with a good personal car or a money maker. I see alot of cars on here that are just a huge waste of time,not this one

  2. Joe Howell

    Cool car, looks like a mini 40 Ford.

    • Rocco

      I always thought they looked like a little ’40 Ford also. My buddy in high school had one, that might have been a little older, since high school days were ’64-’67. Our families weren’t rich and it was a used car at the time. The body style was the same. How far back did this body style go?

  3. Jesse Mortensen Jesse Staff

    This one has been on the market for a while. I believe the seller had another one listed too? I’d still love to pick one of these up. They are supposed to drive much more like a sports car than the archaic exterior would lead you to believe.

  4. DT

    I owned 2 of these,but I never owned a 122s,but I think they probably drive the same,122 might be better

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