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1939 Volvo PV56
(Information was supplied by the owner of this car, Belgian member Guy Vermant)

 


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This 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.

Specification

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PV56
1939
EC - 6 cyl sidevalve engine - displacement: 3670 cc
86bhp
3 speed manual with floor shifter
Drums on all 4 wheels
Steel wheels

 

 

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