car is the last pre-war Volvo luxury car. Introduced in 1938 the
PV56 was the most luxury & expensive version of the PV53-56
range. It could be recognised on the larger trunk, with the
spare wheel mounted in the trunk, and not in the trunk-door as
on the other versions. The car was restored in Sweden, by it's
previous owner at the beginning of the 90's, from who I bought
the car in 1997.
This was the last luxury Volvo equipped with a 6 cyl. side-valve
engine. It's successor was the more popular and small car for
the people: the PV444. It's a fantastic car to drive, especially
for it's age it runs very well. Compared to the later Volvo
production cars, these cars are really rare and unknown. Mostly
due to the low production and the fact that they were probably
only sold in Sweden.