1961 Volvo PV544
Convertible Car for sale by Motoring Investments in San Diego, California 92102
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The original builder Al Hoyt and his son sketched up some plans, made a wood model then drew the outline on their garage floor before welding up the 1-inch tube frame of their own design. The body was fabricated from sheet aluminum for the mostly flat parts and the curvy parts were made from a T-33 Air Force jet surplus aluminum fuel tank.
Hoyt found a donor Volvo 544 with 250 miles from new and proceeded to mount its complete drive train to his frame. The father and son team completed the car then Al went racing in the F modified class with the SCCA. He ran at such tracks as Elkhart Lake, Mid America, St. Louis, and the occasional air base including Dyersburg Army Air Base.
They used just about every bit of the 544 possible, even the speedometer, so we are assured the 8200 miles showing is the actual on the engine.
When I picked up the car from Mike, I learned that his father was at an aircraft hangar doing fuselage repairs on a vintage plane. I asked if his job in the Air-Force was as some sort of fabricator, but Mike said, "no he was a fighter-pilot"! I recently heard from someone who knew Al back in the day and learned that he also ran some cars at Bonneville and El Mirage.
I have spent over 200 hours in my workshop going through the Hoyt Special to assure that it is ‘turn-key’ whenever I want to go out for a blast. All of the systems that typically need work after a long slumber have been reconditioned including but not limited to, brakes, fuel, cooling, tires, etc.
It is street legal & registered in California.
Classic Car ID101423232
Transmission4 Speed Manual
Subject to prior sale
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