Volvo PV544 B18
The Volvo PV544, the Volvo with the SECS appeal (Speed Economy Comfort and Service)
The PV544 was the direct successor to the PV444. With this, she had a big task, because her predecessor was quite significant for the brand. For example, it was the first ‘uni-body’ car, which stood for a self-supporting chassis. It was also the first Volvo in 20 years to come up with a four-cylinder, something they had to get used to in Sweden.
In 1958 came the PV544, better known to us as the cat’s back. Why did it become a 5? Because, with a little pushing and pulling, they could now carry 5 people instead of 4! It was also recognisable by its larger front and rear windows.
Subcutaneously the PV544 changed continuously. The most noteworthy change was in ’61, where the famous B18 was hoisted into the Swedish bodywork, together with the 12 Volt system. Our B18 is executed in the ‘Slate-blue’, which suits her beautifully. It is well preserved and still shows a lot of originality. Looking for a classic that (almost) always starts and is relatively safe? This is it!
– To crash with a Saab is extremely safe. If you’re sitting in a Volvo. –
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