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Sometimes project cars just take up too much time and patience. You want a car that you can get into and drive, maybe even show – a car that somebody else has done all the heavy lifting on. This 1964 Volvo PV544 for sale on Hemmings.com is just such a car: restored, rebuilt and broken in. From the seller’s description:
Just finished a comprehensive rebuild. Took quite a while, but car is now finished, tested, broken in, and has performed flawlessly over 1,100 enjoyable miles.
We started with a nearly rust- free (just a few small spots, nothing of consequence) body/chassis, original paint, all-new interior and headliner, was in daily use by its last owner (in California where this car was all of its life…..a ‘black plate’ California car).
Work just finished: engine freshly rebuilt…original B18 block bored .120″ over and fitted with new Mahle B20 pistons, reconditioned rods, balanced, lightened flywheel, completely reconditioned head, 3 angle valve job, high-performance valve springs, cc’ed chambers, high lift performance cam, ported and polished, new clutch assembly, Weber carb, a VERY well done blueprinted engine. 120hp? 130hp? More?
Most of the chrome has been rechromed, new IPD front and rear sway bars, halogen headlights, lots of little things (changed trans and diff oils, all new exhaust system, new water temp gauge, oil pressure gauge, front and rear seat belts, back up solid state fuel pump, new oil and water and fuel pumps) a very, very, VERY nice example of this lovely car.
Interior: completely redone, new seats, headliner, original style Volvo rubber floor matting, interior panels (with door pockets). Looks as new.
All new rubber exterior pieces…wing beading, headlight and wiper gaskets, fender guards, windshield rubber, etc.
Owned one for 20 years, with sway bars and a decent set of radial tires, will outhandle any typical English sports car…MG, Triumph, Healey, etc. Surprisingly light, great suspension, they were great race cars in their day and great historic racing cars today.
Just repainted in show quality acrylic (hand wet sanded and buffed). Accepted at the invitation-only Greenwich Concours, looks like new, absolutely gorgeous. A usable classic with performance, reliability, lovely aesthetics, room for four, big trunk, and incredibly funky.
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