Eight years ago, this Volvo PV 544 was imported from Sweden. Its new owner treated it to a complete engine overhaul by Buttkereit at Duisburg – the acknowledged Volvo specialists. The Hunchback received an engine upgrade to the B18D specifications, which means an engine capacity of 1,800 cc, two SU carburettors, cylinder head suited for unleaded fuel, Mahle pistons, steel spur wheels and crank shaft seals. With this, it is at least on a par with the “Sports” version. For historic car rallyes, a rev counter and Tripmaster timer have also been fitted. This Volvo has taken part in the Histo-Monte, the Heidelberg Classic and the Hamburg-Berlin, among others.
The car benefits from a partial restoration some time ago and presents itself in good shape: A recent Classic Data short appraisal states a “condition: 2”. The interior is well kept with slight patina. The original radio is on board and 3-point seatbelts are fitted. Outside, the Volvo shows beginnings of rust on windows, door frames and bonnet and minor stone chip damage, all completely in keeping with the age of the car.
The 544 comes with revised brake system, technical approval valid till 05/2017 and a set of winter tyres. Historic plates have already been issued. A truly authentic car, ready to embark on the next classic car rallye.