Oldest Volvo race car in the USA still actively raced ... 1957 Vintage PV444

1957 Volvo 1957 Historic PV444

Volvo 1957 Historic PV444 1957 technical specifications

Condition: Used
Item location: Cullman, Alabama, United States
Make: Volvo
Model: 1957 Historic PV444
Trim: ..B-Sedan Race Car
Year: 1957
VIN: 153202
Engine size: B18
Drive type: 4 speed
Vehicle Title: Clear
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There is still time to make arrangements to fly toWisconsin next month,

and enjoy this major Vintage Race Event


Volvo is the Featured Marque at this event,which will have an ALL Vintage VOLVO Race on Sunday

Rare opportunity ... This Historic Volvo 444 is believed to be the oldest Volvo race car in the US that is still active

It is already registered to race in the vintage Volvo raceat the VOLVO NATIONALS, Road America, Elkhart Lake Wisconsin, in September

If you are interested in experiencing this highly regarded Vintage Event " UP CLOSE "

this is an opportunity that rarely exists,

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unless bids have been placed.

This car is for sale at shop. and listing may end at any time

As always. I will consider any reasonable offer to end early

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This Volvo has been a racecar nearly all it's life, believed to have been imported by Klein and Hirschin Los Angeles, to be raced by Ron Pearson, whois credited with Volvo's1956 & 57 earlydebut as a winning Sports Sedan in the United States

it is an early 444 with the split windshield. and has a race built B18 motor, built by Gallant Racing Engines in California..

Several drivers have raced this car during the late 50's, 60' and 70's . including Dan Gallant of Gallant Racing Shop in Oakland California . who raced it until selling it 1975 .

Dan and his wife/partner Karen ( he builds the cars ; she builds race motors) found the car again, in 2011 and decided to restore it for Vintage Racing. The car was completed, but unfortunately at age 69. Dan's health issues caused them to sell the car in 2013.

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION.... As evidenced in the many pictures, Dan took the time to restore the car without making any significant changes from " as original in period , so the car appears nearly identical in period correctness.

The car resides at my race car restoration shop in Alabama,

but now at age 74, I think others willenjoy it more often than I will.

The motor has been freshenedwith new bearings, seals, gaskets, head work,and hastest-bed break-in, and about10 test laps, and isready to race.

This is a very well prepared, and nicely restored Volvo 444. I consider it track ready. but as with any racecar, I think individual preferences and pre-race checks should be considered upon receipt.

If you have never driven the 444/544 cars, they have a very large cockpit, and this car is quite comfortable with plenty of leg and headroom. It could accommodate a passenger seat, if rallying is a consideration.

I believe the car complies with FIA Homologatio, copy of papers included, with the exception of front disc brakes,which can easily be changed back to drums.

This car hasVolvo front disc brakes. fire system. FT-3 fuel cell. electric fuel pump. battery disconnect . FIA spec Vintage tires, heavy front anti-roll bar. rear Panhard bar and anti roll bar, transmission cooler.

The car has a current SCCAAnnual Tech Inspection,

notedin the original SCCA log book.


The following was taken from the Original Restorer's ad from which it was sold several years ago.

1957 Volvo 444

Logbook: SCCA 33-240

Condition: Good

Price: $22000 USD

Location: Oakland. Ca. . USA


The car has been raced since the 1950's. The log book with it, is the original, issued when SCCA began issuing logbooks in1970. The car has been updated to a B18 engine and the suspension. transmission and rear end have been overhauled. The brakes are Volvo discs front and drum rear. It has a fire system. new belts. and is ready to run. Illness forces sale.


SCCA B Sedan race group. Races from 1970 listed in log book. but was raced earlier, believed since the late 50'S, although no log books were issued before 1970 by SCCA.

•Fuel Cell

•Radiator: Aluminum

•Water Pump: Volvo

•Oil Cooler: Aluminum Setrab

•Ignition: Volvo

•Alternator: Mopar

•Transmission: 4 speed

•Shifter: Volvo P1800

•Trans Cooler: yes

Body •Construction: all steel •Color: Maroon/Black

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It has the original first SCCA Logbook which is nearly FULL.

and two ring binders full of early race and restorationpictures

and technical data

Raced through the late 50's, 60's and 70's on Californian tracks. This is a typical West Coast car that is solid and without rust.

COMPLETELY takendown to bare metal and 'every nut and bolt' restoration in 2011.

This car was found by the Gallants.'tired' but'unmolested' as the pictures included with the car will show. . Stripped to bare metal and repainted. and all mechanics rebuilt or renewed. Numerous pictures of it supplied in a 3 ring binder by the Gallants, including 1970's race pictures, pictures when " found" in 2011, and many detail pictures while being lovingly restored during restoration. come with the car.

Included also. is a second ring binder. full of the Gallants earlier notes and detailed specifications for building, both the motor. as well as suspension set-up. etc.

This is a race car, and too oldin Alabama to have a Title anyway.

However, if you are considering road use, an Alabama Vintage Registration may be obtained easily.

For Export, the current Documents are in order for immediate export.

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ThisVolvo isfor sale at the shop

All Reasonable Offers Considered

.and this listing may be ended at any time,

unless bids have been placed.

Recent cars shipped to the Port of Rotterdam in closed container

from Port of Savannah Georgia

and usuallythe car can be at the Savannah Terminal in approximately 7-10 days.

please call my cell for answers...256.507.3328


OldSchool Restorations of North Alabama

Terms: 500EUR deposit by PayPal with 24 hours, and the balance by cash in person, or bank, within 5 days.

Please. NO exceptions after the sale.

Call Dave at (256) 507 332, 8am – 9pm Central Time,

before bidding, if you need to make other arrangements

Car stored indoors for 60 days...... $60 / month thereafter, if required.


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