I have a confession to make. I kind of dig old Volvos.
I’ve never owned a Swedish car, partly because Volvo folks up here in my home town of Seattle are definitely NOT kindred spirits,trust me on this one. One trip to any Whole Foods in the Puget Sound area is all it takes for a lesson in nutty Orwellian double speak. Buzz words like “local, sustainable and building community,”are force fed at every turn in this supermarket, yet rarely is a “local” American branded car in their parking lot.
Instead, the tarmac out front is packed with lozenge shaped appliances shipped from thousands of miles away and many, you guessed it, are Volvos. Oh the irony.
Having said all that, this 1964 PV544 Sport Coupe might make me a Volvo convert. It’s available on eBay and the current bid is $7500.
Located in Boise, Idaho, this lutefisk flavored ’41 Ford clone looks fantastic with wide whites, Fiesta spinners and a slight lowering. Seller says it was recently repainted in its original off-white color and the red and white guts are all new.
With a 4-cyclinder and a 4-speed manual it’s not gonna win any drag races, but when it looks as fine as this one does,who cares.
Meanwhile,back in “Sustainable Seattle,” wouldn’t it be fun to cram a LS3 in this ’64 and do donuts in the Whole Foods parking lot?