I bought my first new car in 1962 in Naples Italy when I was 21 years old and serving in the US Army. It was this 1962 Volvo PV544. I shipped it back to the US in 1963 and then in 1965 shipped it to France, drove it to Italy, and then in 1968 shipped it back to the US. Drove it in upstate NY until 1975, when I finally parked it behind the barn and left it until 2011 when I started to restore it. I had always planned to restore it, but as I got older my family began to think we would never drive in it again. Finished the project in Aug 2013, just in time to make a few auto shows and cruise-ins. It seems to be the only car of it's kind in central NY and got quite a bit of attention. It has been from Naples to Bremen, Germany and from NY to California and back again, back in the day. It has over 321,000 miles on it and was in very rough shape, but it was all worth the effort.