Very unique and rare 1956 Volvo PV444 California For Sale
Volvo PV444 KS California
Extremely rare California version with a unique interior in perfect condition
This California version of the popular volvo PV series is definitively the rarest and most special version of them all.
In the 50’s Volvo wanted to conquer the US market and for there introduction on this very competitive market they developed a very attractive car, the California. A Volvo PV444 painted in a new shade of white “California white” in combination with a very special two-tone yellow and black interior in plastic/vynil with nice chrome details and mouldings. Also the dash got a special threatment with many parts such as the steering wheel, heating system, etc finished in black instead of the standard grey beige. This was the car that had to introduce Volvo in the US and put Volvo on the map, which it also did succesfully. A very unique and attractive car that made the differnce.
Especially for there home market Sweden they made around 130 of these “California” PV’s. These cars were made in Modelyear 1956, with the typical “ear” front grille and in Modelyear 1957 the last year of the PV444 production before it was succeeded by the more modern PV544. For the domestic market they had the single carburated engine and the standard bumpers, without the US overriders (obligated for US safety regulations).
Only a handfull of these rare cars have servived and all of these are now pampered by collectors. It’s very uncommon that such a car comes to the market.
This particular car, with an extremely original and rustfree body, chassis and floor was already pampered early in it’s life due to it’s rareness. A swedish collector started the renovation, but he never finished it completely and sold it in the 90’s to a Belgian PV collector. This guy kept the car for more than 20 years, but due to also having to many cars and projects he never finished it either. It took me quite some time and effort to get a hold of the car.
Actually the car is untouched for many years and needs a new passionate owner to give it back the glory it deserves. The body is extremely solid, the interior (seats/panels) is complete and as new. All the unique and essential parts are there, but some minor, easy to replace parts, such as some bumper parts are missing. Mechanically it’s complete but not running, although the engine is moving free. The car has been in dry storage for at least 40 years now.
At the moment I’ve several cars undergoing a full restoration and this is the only reason that I’m considering to sell this rare and unique Volvo that took me so long to get it and that I’ll probbaly never find again…
black, interior finished in light gray and mint green fabric, whitewall tires, hubcaps and wheel trims in chrome look, heater (in this model not standard!), split rear window, mud flaps on the rear wheels. This PV 444 was produced in the very first model year of this Swedish classic, which can certainly .....
This stellar 1960 Volvo PV544 shown here is available in white with red and white interior. It comes equipped with a manual transmission, dual carburetors, solid wheels and includes the jack. A very presentable example and an excellent original West Coast car which is mechanically sound.
For $6,950 .....
The PV444 was the first car built by Volvo to adopt the construction with front engine and rear wheel drive.
The first PV444 were powered by a 1,400 cc engine B4B, inline 4-cylinder, overhead valve and a single carburetor.
Car like new, available to any test and verification, mechanical and bodywork .....
Outstanding condition Volvo PV444! Very well restored in the past and been parked dry and only driven under favorable circumstances ever since. A good match between the black paintwork and clean condition chome plus lovely white wall tires. The interior has been fully redone as well with the right materials, .....
Lovely vintage Volvo PV544 looking great in fresh light blue! Car comes in a very original condition. Not a mint restored car but a classic car with a healthy patina. Engine runs well and car drives and handles fine.
Price of the car is €9900,-
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Volvo PV544 'Sport' two Swedish owner from 1963!
This Volvo drives and handles very good for a stock original 1963 car, the car was partly painted (old paintjob) the rest such as interior, headliner, rubber floormats, dash, rubbers etc are all original and in very nice shape! Overall nice and simple .....
A very tidy example with a clean body, and wonderful patina. A regular are Lime Rock Park, this car would also make a wonderful hill climb car. While it is set up for the track, it still retains it's original floor mat, steering wheel, gauges, and trim which add to the cars overall appeal.
This car .....
This is a very nice Volvo 544 (B18) from 1964.
Gray with a light-gray interior.
Technically in very good condition and original.
Great car with a strong 1800 cc engine (85 hp) and a 4 speed gearbox.
We speak Dutch, English , German and French.
Our cars can be delivered with Dutch, German or Belgium .....