Steve's Volvo 544 Page

Attention PV owners (PV444/544/445/210):
VOLVO PV FEST
July 15-17, 2005
Bellingham, Washington!


Volvo 544

Page created: 10/27/00 - Updated: 2/24/2005

I bought my 1964 Volvo 544 (Type 11244 E, Ch. Nr. 407947, Colour 46 red, Upholstery 46-237 grey) in 1966 with about 35,000 miles on the odometer. It's now approximately 90% restored using mostly NOS parts with the objective of making it as original as possible (the wheels in the photo are for daily use - the correct wheels and tires are stored in my shop). If you have comments, questions or additional sources to add to this page, I'd like to hear from you (email me at: sphutchens@hotmail.com). We belong to the Volvo Club of British Columbia, a great group of Volvo enthusiasts.

Register your PV with Volvo PV Register - Dedicated to the Worldwide Preservation of PVs. Their goal is to collect information of surviving PVs, and to display the vehicles recorded in their worldwide Volvo PV database.)

Check out Brickboard.com: This is a site built for users by users. Over the years a huge amount of information about owning and keeping Volvos has moved through brickboard.com. Much of this information has been retained and is available in their archives. Can't find what you're looking for? Post a new item to the appropriate forum (there are forums for all of the vintage Volvos in their left panel). You can usually expect a response within an hour. There are many other types of resources available on this site as well, with more to come. You will not find more information about your Volvo anywhere else.


SOURCES OF VOLVO PARTS

I've found the following sources of parts for older Volvos (544, 122, 123, and 1800) while searching the Internet. As with any purchase, one should consider availability, price, service, policies, shipping, and the reputation of the supplier in making a decision. This list gives you a place to start looking for bits and pieces to maintain and/or restore your classic Volvo. Prices vary among sources, of course, so consideration has to be given to such things as shipping and currency differences. You will find prices in U.S. dollars, Canadian dollars, Swedish kroner, Dutch gilders, and European Union euros. For currency conversions I've linked two conversion calculators for your convenience: Oanda and XE.com.

Classic Volvo (P.O. Box 7, S-153 21 JÄRNA, SWEDEN; Email: rekestad@classicvolvo.com; Phone: +46 8 551 73810) buys and sells cars, spare parts and Volviania. They share information about classic Volvos and try to make the ownership of a classic Volvo more enjoyable for owners everywhere.

CVI Automotive AB (Malnvägen 10, S-824 50 HUDIKSVALL, Sweden; Tel: +46 (0) 650 759 00; Fax: +46 (0) 650 759 01; Email: info@cvi-automotive.se) is a wholesale supplier of "new spare parts for classic Volvo cars, built between 1947 and 1974" but does reretail sales only in their shop in Hudiksvall, Sweden. At one time CVI had their 544, 122, and 1800 catalogs available for download but that service has been discontinued.

Don Docksteader Volvo (8530 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC, V6P 6N6, Canada; Phone: 604-325-1000; Fax: 604-325-7121; Email: inquiries@dondocksteader.com) is the oldest and largest Volvo dealer in Canada and an enthusiastic supporter of the Volvo Club of British Columbia.

Foreign Autotech (P.O. Box 353, Buckingham, PA 18912; Telephone 215-794-9750; FAX 215-794-9729; General Information Email: Duane@volvo-1800.com) advertises "nearly 30 years of service to the Volvo 1800 community." Visit them at www.volvo-1800.com on the web.

Genuine Classic Parts (Bäckmarken, SE 555 92, Jönköping, SWEDEN) is "the only company dedicated to the service of Volvo Vintage Cars in a joint venture with the Volvo Car Corporation."

IPD (11744 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, OR 97220; Toll-free: 1-800-444-6473; Tel: 503-257-7500; Fax: 503-257-6473; Email: info@ipdusa.com) once again has parts and accessories for older Volvos. Check out their catalog online or order one from their website.

Rainbow Auto Service (Larry Watson, 2729 Jensen Road, Bellingham, Washington 98226; 360-734-6117) Exclusive Volvo salvage yard (parts recycler may be the modern term) with a few 544s, lots of 122s, 140 series, and 240 series. No website, but certainly worth a call.

Scandcar Volvo Classics (Heizenschedijk 6, NL-5066 PL, Moergestel, The Netherlands), claiming "the first and biggest Volvo classic site," has a price list you can download.

P1800.com (Don Thibault, 373 Rt. 6A, Sandwich, MA 02537; Tel: 508-888-9715; Fax: 508-833-9026; Email: p1800@gis.net) is a P1800 specialist.

Swedish Classics (P O Box 557, Oxford, MD 21654; Email: catalog@swedishclassics.com; Toll-free: 1-800-258-4422; Fax: 410-226-5543) has an online catalog.

Swedish Engineering (West Coast Parts: 1-800-938-6586; East Coast Parts: 1-800-928-6586; Email: info@swedishengineering.com; West: 875 Wilson St., Suite D, Eugene, Oregon 97402; South: 639 Powder Springs St., Marietta, GA 30064; North: 2200 S. Industrial Hwy., Ann Arbor, MI 48104) has Volvo parts and an online newsletter.

Swedish Import Repair (201 W. 15th St., Edmond, OK 73013; Toll-free: 1-866-876-2080; Telephone: 405-341-2755; Fax: 341-0676; Email: info@benicetoyourvolvo.com) has specialized in Volvo parts sales, repair, and car sales since 1989. Visit them at www.benicetoyourvolvo.com on the web.

Swedishparts.com (VPI Online) is developing a new web site as this is written (7/4/2004). Call them at 1-800-303-6544 or 713-722-0505.

Swedish Treasures (P.O. Box 23, Fayetteville, NY 13066; Email: volvos@twcny.rr.com; Toll-free: 1-866-637-3840; Tel: 315-637-3840) "specializes in all parts for the 444, 544, 445, 210, 1800, 120 and 140 Volvo automobiles. Volvo original and quality reproductions are available at very reasonable prices. Complete on-line parts catalog with part numbers, descriptions and prices."

Vintage Import Parts (Olof Malmberg, 147 49th St., Delta, B.C., V4M 2P1, Canada; Email: vintage@telus.net; Tel: 604-943 9663) has maintenance and restoration parts for classic Volvos. Information online. Olof is an enthusiastic supporter of The Volvo Club of British Columbia.

Veteranprodukter AB (In the USA: VP Autoparts Inc., 3225 Fortune Drive, STE B, North Charleston, SC 29418-8476, USA; Tel +1 843 760 0170, Fax +1 843 760 0172; VPInfo@Bellsouth.net | In Sweden: Veteranprodukter AB, Industrivägen 7, S-513 32 Fristad, Sweden; Tel +46 33 206464; Fax +46 33 269132; Email: info@vp-autoparts.com) has parts for PV, Duett, Amazon, P1800, 140 and 160 models. A parts list is available in Excel in both Swedish and English.

Volvo Original looks like it may have an interesting site if you read Swedish.

VLV World (2598 2nd Row, Sainte-Justine, QC J0P 1T0, Canada; Email: request@VLVworld.com; Information request form) has used, new and reproduction Volvo parts and accessories. Formerly Volvo World.


NON-VOLVO SOURCES THAT MAY HAVE APPLICABLE PARTS

Jaguar Parts Sources and Suppliers Though obviously not specifically Volvo, given the international componentry of a Volvo there are some good sources included. This is not paid commercial advertising.


VOLVO CLUBS AND OTHER VOLVO SITES

Volvo Club of British Columbia is my "home" Volvo group. Check it out ... a truly outstanding club.

Volvo Club of America (Box 16, Afton, NY 13730) "is a national organization of owners and enthusiasts of all Volvo models."

Volvo Sports America is a good organization to belong to. Though it is dedicated to the Volvo P1800, including S, E, and ES models, the club also supports other models from the PV444 through the Amazon, 140, and 160 series.

Swedish Volvo PV Club (Svenska Volvo PV-klubben, Hägervägen 78, S-122 39 Enskede, SWEDEN) is the Swedish club for PV owners.

Morgan +4 Volvo 544