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Volvo 445 DH Duett — 1953

A very early 'Duett' with chassis number 362 and only a few previous owners.

Nisse Brandt
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"A car in need of renovation, well worthy of restoration!"

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Nisse Brandt
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Ida Johansen
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"A car in need of renovation, well worthy of restoration!"


Possibly, this is a delivery chassis that remained unsold. At the time, Volvo had a number of unsold delivery chassis and reportedly decided to bring them into the factory to build the Duett in-house. If this is an original delivery chassis, there is good reason to believe this because the chassis plate does not indicate the color or type of interior. Regardless, this is very likely one of the earliest Duetts ever made that still exists.

This car was sold new by "Jacobssons Bil" in Borlänge, which is now called "Rolf Erikssons Bil". The Volvo was sold new to a school in Rättvik. It was then sold to Fricks Bageri, where it was repainted from its original wine red and beige colors to the bakery's green and white colors.

It has been partially repaired for rust. The car currently has a B16 engine installed, but it does not run. Included with the car is a B4B engine that was taken from a 1953 PV, but it also does not run as it is stuck. A specific detail on this early car is the fuel tank cap, which has an unusual opening and placement. Original grill parts are included, as seen in the photo. What is visible in the pictures is included, there is nothing else.

Technical data

  • Year
  • Registration date
  • Mileage
    90937 km 
  • Kw / hp
    44 / 60 
  • Fuel Type
  • Transmission
  • Interior finish
  • Colour


  • Mechanical condition:

    The engine currently installed in the car is a non-running B16. Additionally, a B4B engine from a 1953 PV is included with the car, but it is also stuck and does not run.

  • Interior condition:

    The interior is in need of restoration, as shown in the pictures.

  • Exterior condition:

    Some rust repair has been started, but there is still a lot of work to be done. With the right knowledge and restoration, this Duett with a low chassis number has the potential to become one of the earliest Duetts still on the road.

  • General condition:

    The car is in need of restoration, but the end result will be very interesting and exciting.

MOT (tech. insp.)

Fordonsstatus: Avst 1975-06-06
Ursprungsbesiktning: 1953-11-06 (regbes)
Datum i trafik första gången: 1953-11-06
Senast godkända besiktning: 1974-06-10
Besiktigad tom: 1976-06-30
Skattebefriad: Ja
Körförbud: Ja
Antal ägare: 7

Facts about the model

The PV445 was introduced during the summer of 1953 and was based on the Volvo PV 444. The model was designed to open up a new market for those in need of a larger, more spacious car. The name "Duett" comes from Volvo's idea of using the car as both a commercial vehicle and a leisure vehicle. The car was designed by engineer Erik Skoog. The Volvo Duett was manufactured from 1953 to 1969. The last Duett was king blue and left the assembly line on February 11, 1969. It had chassis number 97,299 and is now on display at the Volvo Museum. In total, over 93,000 Duetts and 4,200 delivery chassis had been produced by then.

Location and viewing Information

Location: Borlänge

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Collection must take place before: 2023-04-27.

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