The father of a good friend of mine drives a 1964 Volvo PV544 purchased new in Sweden. Almost 50 years, three engines, one paint job to British Racing Green, and 300,000 miles later, that same car is still on the roads of Whidbey Island just north of Seattle. And much to his chagrin, my friend’s father receives a lot of attention in the form of waves, honks, and thumbs up. T
o him, it is just an appliance to get from A to B, but for many others, it is iconic of the beautiful styling of cars from the 60’s. Volvos are known to be safe and long-lasting, but the PV544 is also eye-catching. With a large swooping rear end, curvaceous fenders, and bug-eyed front end, it is difficult not to notice a PV544 if you happen to spot one in the wild.
This particular example sports classic period-correct dark grey paint, brightwork, and proper chrome hubcaps to complete the look. The seller claims it is in excellent condition with no rust, new red upholstery, and some solid compression numbers. Check it out on Craigslist Philadelphia offered for $10,500. And get your share of nostalgic good karma on the road.
Engine: 1.8 inline-four cylinder
Transmission: 4-speed manual
1964 Volvo 544 excellent condition, new radio/cd player, new red upholstery, very good dark grey paint, engine compression, 150, 150, 145, 145, no rust anywhere, $10,500.