This weekend H&H Auctions will be having a classic car auction in Stoneleigh Park in the UK. It’s always interesting to see what cars sell for overseas. One of the cars that caught my eye that will be offered for sale is a 1963 Volvo PV544 rally car.
1963 Volvo PV544 Rally Car
Apparently this PV544 has taken part in the following rallies: 1992 Venetie Van Het Noorden; 1993 Grand Atlas Rally Paris Marathon; 1994 Monte Carlo Challenge and the 1995 Liege-Sofia-Liege”. The listing says that the engine has been bored to approximately 1990cc and fitted with M-Sport cylinder head, racing camshaft, big diameter headers and twin Weber 45DCOE carburetors all supposedly producing around 140bhp. Others features are a reinforced suspension with additional stabilizers and stronger / adjustable Koni shock absorbers; Girling disc brakes and adjustable handbrake, high-output alternator; Momo steering wheel; Recaro front seats with four-point harnesses; rollcage with side bars; body lightened where possible; dashboard-mounted `press in’ fuses; Plexiglass rear and side windows; 100-litre fuel tank; rear seat replaced by aluminum storage box and additional reversing light, roof-mounted spot light and wide-beam driving lights.
H&H have estimated the selling price at 10,000 – 12,000 British pounds. We’ll see what the bidders say.