Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Taxi!

Taxi!

Volvo PV


It's that time of the year again, when all the classic cars returns to the roads after spending the long winter in a warm garage. I was waiting at a railway x-ing last week when Bror Persson drove up next to me. His Volvo PV (known here as a Sugga), from 1951 looks to be in mint condition. Back in the day it used to be a taxi in Stockholm, and you can still see the Ledig (Available), sign on the wind shield. Bror is a collector of old cars, and is a member of several car clubs. One of them the Swedish Volvo PV Club. We talked for a bit as we waited for the commuter to pass by, and I had time to try and shoot a self portrait in one of the reflective hub-caps.

15 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Great photos! Love Volvo.

paul said...

Very nice! Do you have to wear white winklepickers when you approach a car dressed in whitewall tyres?

Olivier said...

magnifique ce vieux taxi Volvo, j'adore ce design

Steffe said...

That should of course be a rule Paul. For æsthetic reasons.

brattcat said...

Excellent post today, Steffe.

√ A-choo ! said...

It is surprising to see a car in great shape like this.

Halcyon said...

A neat old car! I liked Volvo until it was purchased by Ford. :(

anjoe playhouse said...

A veteran car, Volvo, with extra story. Mercedes was taxa/taxicars in many years here in Denmark, not that we produced them, but perhaps cause our "hates" to Sweden *LOL*
Later that involved football *dobbeltLOL*

B SQUARED said...

They sure don't make them like that anymore.

Bill said...

That was a great looking Volvo. It looks beautifully kept.

Glennis said...

Great to see such an old taxi. I am a taxi driver, but I drive a much newer Toyota.
We really don't have many Volvo cars here but we have many thousands of boat motors by Volvo. Strange.

J Bar said...

I've never seen a classic Volvo model before. Cool.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Leif Hagen said...

That VOLVO is a dream car! It would be so fun to drive around in it! Wahooo!

Steve Borichevsky said...

Believe it or not, I have a buddy who is a Volvo mechanic in Boulder, Colorado, USA that has one of these! I've actually riden in one.

Carlos Lorenzo said...

What a beauty Steffe. I love vintage cars. This one is in good shape!