Lot 13 (Chateau Impney, 10th July 2016)
Registration No: VAS 990
Chassis No: 36721
Mot Expiry: Exempt
- Finished in Metallic Blue, trimmed in Grey and powered by the 1.4-litre engine of 44bhp
- Offered from a private collection and has benefited from an extensive restoration
- Instruction book, service manual, invoices, previous MOT certificates and tax discs
The PV444 was Volvo's initial post-war offering and the company's first unitary construction model. A notable feature was the ability to fold the seats flat to create a sleeping area. Though powered by relatively small capacity four-cylinder engines, the PV444 and ensuing PV544 were rugged performers and enjoyed success in racing and rallying, with Joginder Singh winning the 1965 Safari Rally in a PV544. This attractive left-hand drive PV444 is a 1952 example that's finished in Metallic Blue, trimmed in Grey fabric and powered by the second generation 1.4-litre engine of 44bhp, which drives through a three-speed manual gearbox. It hails from a private collection and has benefited from extensive restoration. Indeed, the vendor feels 'new carpets and improvement of the boot area are all that's now required to make 'VAS 990' excellent', and he is now offering the Volvo complete with instruction book, service manual, invoices, previous MOTs and tax discs.