In 1958 the PV544 was phased in while the 444 was phased out. This run of 544's run was until 1966. The PV was a series of two and four-door passenger cars that were built post- WWII, although promised in 1944 but with the war and raw-material shortage, the public had to wait. the 544 received incremental mechanical changes and minor cosmetic changes throughout the years. Also, in 1963, Volvo started producing the 544 at their new Canadian plant, the first Volvo plant outside of Sweden. This particular stunning Volvo has an excellent history. Our consignor bought the car in 2016 from a gentleman that had owned the car from 1969-through 2016 in Georgia. Furthermore when my consignor purchased it, he went through the car mechanically changing fluids, taking care of worn clutch bushings, lights and switches as this was a car that is completely unmolested. It is hard to tell if and when the car was repainted but one thing is for sure, that there is no rust anywhere and if it was repainted, black was the original color. The 1.8 Liter engine starts perfectly and idles almost immediately. It runs, shifts, drives and brakes very nicely with good acceleration and throttle response. All lights work as they should as does everything else on the car. Has good brakes and like new tires. I would not hesitate to drive this car anywhere.