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1964 Volvo PV544 Rally
(This page has been prepared by the Spanish owner of this car, Vivian Santiago )

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The car is originally from France it’s where it was first registered, then came to Spain to Girona for two years and then I bought it from Lerida (Catalonia, Spain). 

The car was ivory white and was completely original, interior grey and green seats, bumpers etc .... Motor was perfect, but with electrical problems, suspension and brakes in poor condition with bad drums, as well as the bad front lower A-arms. 

I completely disassembled the car to the bare body and painted it again in the colour you see now, with the central band in light blue, all lights were replaced, and electrical system overhauled, changed the shocks and reupholstering is completely back with black diamonds patern as you see in the pictures. Also mounted the motolita steering wheel and completely rebuilt the dashboard which was cracked by the sun. Two seats were installed from that era and four-point belts SABELT. (All original parts VOLVO) 

The brake drums were replaced and also the lower triangles, all through a distributor in England, because in Spain no parts were available. 

Vredestein also installed new retro style wheels and also have wheels for snow and ice. 

This car rally has run in the Costa Brava, and given the prize for the most beautiful car of all competitors of the rally. 

Photos of the restoration will follow later.

Regards, Vivian Santiago


In Spanish

El coche es originario de Francia su primera matriculacion, después vino a España concretamente a Girona durante dos años y luego lo compre yo que soy de Lerida (Cataluña, España).

El coche era de color blanco marfil y estaba totalmente original, con visera partida, interiores en asientos grises y verdes, parachoques etc…. De motor estaba perfecto, pero con problemas electricos, suspensiones en mal estado y frenos con los tambores abombados, asi como los triangulos inferiores delanteros reconstruidos pero soldados y oxidados.

Yo lo desmonte totalmente, a nivel de carrocería y lo pinte de nuevo en el color que ahora veis, con la raya central en azul claro, se sustituyeron todos los faros, pilotos y la parte electrica se realizo nueva totalmente, se cambiaron los amortiguadores y se retapizo totalmente de nuevo con similpiel negra con rombos como veis en las fotos. Tambien monte el volante motolita y reconstrui totalmente el tablero ya que estaba agrietado por el sol. Se instalaron dos asientos de epoca tipo baket y los cinturones de cuatro puntos sabelt. ( todas las piezas originales VOLVO )

En una segunda fase cambie los tambores y zapatas de freno asi como sustitui los triangulos inferiores por unos nuevos todo ello a traves de un distribuidor de Inglaterra, puesto que en España no encontre tambores nuevos ni triangulos nuevos todo era reconstruido.

Tambien instale ruedas nuevas Vredestein, con estetica retro y tambien tengo ruedas de contacto para nieve y hielo.

Este coche ha corrido el rallie Costa Brava, y le dieron el premio al mas bonito, votacion entre todos los concursantes del rallie.

Esto es todo por el momento, si puedo te mando fotos del proceso de restaruracion,

Saludos, Vivian.

 

 

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