A Bit of History
By Frank Colgoni
As some of you know, I've been a '32 Ford guy (and still am) since I was about 12 years old. However, what you may not know is that in a very long line of cars that I've owned, the Volvo PV544 was my second car (after a Mini Cooper). My third car, a perfect PV544, was t-boned by a Galaxie wagon. Then, about a decade or so later, I acquired another PV544 (short lived project as it turned out to be not suitable for resto). A couple of other PV's have slipped through my hands. However, a good friend let this donor car go - to a good home - mine.
I happen to feel that it's a great candidate for hot rodding. Globally, it's been an incredibly popular car since its introduction in 1947 through to the final year in 1965. This isn't the first time it's been hot rodded and will likely not be the last but, to my knowledge, it has not been taken in the direction we have planned for it. So, I hope you enjoy the build.