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Volvo PV 444 H-Special B4B — 1954

Fantastic car that has been in a museum for more than 40 years and has only travelled 62,000 km guaranteed. Now technically completed and ready to go. Untouched original condition with only an older repaint.

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"Basically unrenovated, only repainted in the 1970s and still just as nice, both on the outside, inside and underneath. Runs well in the engine and gearbox. Complete new brakes and tires all around."

78 000SEK
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Michael Luft
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"Basically unrenovated, only repainted in the 1970s and still just as nice, both on the outside, inside and underneath. Runs well in the engine and gearbox. Complete new brakes and tires all around."


This car has belonged to the person associated with Arvika Car Museum's collections from the mid-1970s until 2021. It has been in the museum and in the associated garage for 42 years. Last spring, it was bought by a Volvo enthusiast in Värmland who wanted to get it on the road again. During the autumn and winter, it has undergone an extensive technical review with engine and chassis service as well as completely new brakes, pipes and hoses as well as tyres. All in the original design and made by the traditional Högdahls vintage car workshop in Koppom, with several fine renovations behind it. Here, however, only the technical bits need to be reviewed because the body is completely rust free and the paint is clear and shiny, despite the fact that it was repainted just over 45 years ago when the car was about 20 years old and had travelled 6000 km. The interior is completely original and still has the protective upholstery over the seats and door sides that was common to put on new cars at that time. We have not taken off the covers. Instead, we lifted a few corners and peeked under. The fine grey-striped wool fabric that is the original upholstery is under the protective covers and is still in new condition, completely without wear, bleaching or stains. (see picture with the hole in the protective cover on the driver's seat). The door sides were also covered with protective covers. This can be removed and then the upholstery matches the seats and appears to be completely in new condition.

Technical data

  • Year
  • Registration date
  • Mileage
    61980 km 
  • Kw / hp
    33 / 54 
  • Fuel Type
  • Transmission
  • Interior finish
  • Colour


  • Mechanical condition:

    Starts easily and runs very well on the road and now re registered in 2022 and ready to drive.

  • Interior condition:

    The original interior is complete and nice, with a nice headliner, dashboard, and carpets. Since the car was new, the seats have had seat covers and protection on the door cards.

  • Exterior condition:

    Nice body and paint. The car has never been damaged or repaired. Has been a show car since the early 1970s and only received a few small scratches from passers-by or when it was moved. A scratch is on the left corner at the rear and on the rear wing, see picture. At the top of the left front wing, a few tiny blisters can be seen. Otherwise, the paint is in top condition and would be even nicer with a machine polish/treatment.

  • General condition:

    Extremely nice Volvo PV of the first design with the full rear window and new beautiful rear lights, but old grille and emblems etc. The car celebrated its return on the roads with a trip to Tjolöholm's Classic car show in May. There it received great attention and appreciation for its fine condition. The perfect car for a Volvo fan or collector.

MOT (tech. insp.)

Fordonsstatus: Itrafik 2022-05-19
Ursprungsbesiktning: 2022-04-07 (regbes)
Datum i trafik första gången: 2022-05-19
Senast godkända besiktning: 2022-04-07
Besiktigad tom: -
Skattebefriad: Ja
Körförbud: Nej
Antal ägare: 1

Facts about the model

PV444H/HS/HE 1954-55. Antal tillverkade: 29 045. Tjänstevikt: 990 kg (Export). Pris: 7 475 kr (Export), 8 500 kr (Standard), 9 075 kr (Special). Övrigt: En årsmodell med många nyheter, varav en hel del var relaterade till säkerhet. Exteriört gjordes bakrutan hel och dubbelt så stor. Även framrutan blev större genom att stolparna gjordes smalare och den övre kanten höjdes. Bakljusen flyttades upp från bakskärmarna till karossidorna och blev betydligt större. Strålkastarna gjordes starkare och antalet domkraftsfästen dubblerades. Bland övriga exteriöra nyheter kan två nya lacker nämmnas: kejsargrön & midnattsblå. Under 1955 övergavs cellulosalack för syntetisk dito och man testade svart, pärlgrå och den ovanliga kejsargröna syntetlacken sommaren 1955. När syntetlack blev standard hösten samma år fanns inte den gröna färgen kvar. Ny var även Exportmodellen, en betydligt sämre utrustad variant än Standard. Den innehöll endast sådant som var absolut nödvändigt; t.ex. var stolarna mycket enkla och oljefiltret togs bort, vilket innebar byte var 200-250 mil.

Location and viewing Information

Location: Göteborg

For viewing the vehicle, contact the valuator/depot:

Michael Luft
+46 708-20 21 13

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Collection must take place before: 2022-07-14.

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

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