Monday, August 12, 2019

Sugga Taxi: 1954 Volvo PV831

The Volvo PV800 Sugga (Swedish for sow) was built from 1938 through 1958 for fleet use and dominated the Swedish taxicab market for most of its lifespan.  You don't find many around, but I would love to see if I could get uber or lyft to let me drive for them in it. Find this 1954 Volvo PV831 here on eBay bidding for $10,000 with $13,500 buy-it-now located in Wayzata, MN with 4 days to go. Tip from Dean.

From the seller:

Purchased 20 years ago, had it painted, and drove the Kids to the Dairy Queen in it. Been sitting for 15 years. I put new batteries in it, and it fired right up, and drives nice. 

There is a dent in the rear driver fender (Self inflicted by my snow plowing), and bubbling paint on the passenger front fender. I am just now finishing new Ironwood running boards. 

 Interior, the seats are nice, with fold down jummper seats in the back, but headliner needs to be replaced. Not a showcar, but way better than a barn find. It just needs a little body/interior TLC.

Odometer reads 45000KM, but not working.  Obviously it has a lot of miles, but they were built to run forever.  

I haven't seen or heard of another one in US. It's the frame, engine, and some body parts from the military "Sugga"... But, the military Sugga name is incorrect. The "Sugga" (Sow)  name was given to these Taxis, and Limos.... Sugga just stuck to the Military model in the past 20 years or so, because they used so much of the PV parts in building the Brute.
Item specifics
Condition: Used Year: 1954
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 4004E Mileage: 45000
Interior Color: Blue Make: Volvo
Number of Cylinders: 6 Model:
Transmission: Manual Trim: Taxi
Body Type: Taxi Engine: Straight 6 Sugga
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty Drive Type: RWD
Vehicle Title: Clear For Sale By: Private Seller
Exterior Color: Black/ Maroon Drive Side: Left-hand drive

See a better way to drive an old Taxi?


  1. I would have thought that pre Högertrafikomläggningen taxis would have right hand drive.

  2. this is the sugga you are looking for:

  3. Velly interesting.................

  4. With Volvo spec 90 BHP it should fair reasonably well - gr8 find, thks

  5. I assume that "manual" transmission in this case means "3 in the tree?" like my early 56 Ford "Meteor" 2-door delivery coupe? Very nice shape and could go for one if I had the space...I also thought the early Volvos were RHD?

  6. I just bought a hobby car. I don’t need this at all. I don’t have the room. I don’t have the time. I want it badly. This is so cool

  7. You make so many great points here that I read your article a couple of times. Your views are in accordance with my own for the most part. This is great content for your readers. gatwick taxi transfer

  8. Nice car, about to buy a 1950, black as 99% was when they were used as taxis i Sweden. Cars in Sweden has always been LHD even when we drove at the left side. This because most cars in the beginning was imported from right side countries as Germany, France and USA.

  9. Called sow because they were used a lot as a school taxi and you can bring seven school children (one litter).


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