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Volvo PV 56 3.7 — 1939

A used vintage Volvo that has performed admirably. It just needs a start up service and review.

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Ida Johansen
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"A unusual Volvo in good condition."

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Nisse Brandt
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Ida Johansen
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"A unusual Volvo in good condition."


In 1939, this was Volvo's most expensive and luxurious model. It was only produced in approximately 1300 units. Fewer than ten are said to be preserved today. Low mileage. During the war years of 1939-1945, it was garaged. The car was decommissioned once more in 1958 and has been stored ever since. The car was in Walfridsson's car garage in Sunne, hidden behind a warehouse locker. The engine can be roll over by hand, but it requires a general overhaul and start-up service. The upholstery is in good condition, but it needs be checked, especially on the doors. The original four-color brochure and instruction manual are claimed to be present, but they were not discovered at the time of the photograph. Newly manufactured stainless steel exhaust system comes in a carton that has not been unpacked. The Volvo emblem, which should be on the tailgate, will also be included.

Technical data

  • Year
  • Registration date
  • Mileage
    89681 km 
  • Kw / hp
  • Fuel Type
  • Transmission
  • Interior finish
  • Colour
    Dark red 


  • Mechanical condition:

    Not test driven or started at the time of the photo due to long downtime. The engine rolls around by hand.

  • Interior condition:

    Original upholstery that needs to be reviewed, mainly on the doors. Dry cracked moldings.

  • Exterior condition:

    Worn paintwork with traces of use and some rust is present "see pcitures". Dry cracked tires all around.

  • General condition:

    The car is in a light restoration condition thats needs a start-up service and general overhaul.

MOT (tech. insp.)

Fordonsstatus: Avst 1989-06-08 (Förreg)
Ursprungsbesiktning: -
Datum i trafik första gången: -
Senast godkända besiktning: -
Besiktningsbefriad: Ja
Skattebefriad: Ja
Körförbud: Nej
Antal ägare: -

Facts about the model

Volvo PV 53-56 replaced the earlier PV 51-52. The car was modernized with softer suspension, better steering, new interior, and instrument panel. Externally, the car received a more modern front than before. PV 53 (Standard) and PV 55 (Luxury) lacked extended luggage space. PV 54 (Standard) and PV 56 (Luxury) had extended luggage space.

Production numbers were as follows:
PV53 1204 pcs
PV54 814 pcs
PV55 286 pcs
PV56 1321 pcs
During the war, Volvo developed its own gas generator, which was hung at the back of the car with a support wheel, i.e. not in the luggage compartment. This allowed for fuel storage without using a roof rack. The generator was called "the after-tank". During the war, the cars were primarily delivered to the military and police.

Location and viewing Information

Location: Bollnäs

For viewing the vehicle, contact the valuator/depot:

Nisse Brandt
+46 707 50 89 99

Pick up

Collection must take place before: 2023-05-11.

NOTE! Payment (deposit to our account) must be made within 5 days and before collection.

Auction information

General information about the condition of the vehicles .
  • At this auction, many vehicles have been included in car collections and have been stored (mothballed) for a long time. For this reason, they are described from a collector's perspective and may need technical reviews and maintenance service - oil, battery replacement, new tires, brake review, etc. - before they can be used. .
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