We extend to you a cordial "WELCOME ABOARD !" Come on in, make yourself at home, we are a friendly group of enthusiasts, and we also appreciate the classic Chris Craft Roamer, Corsair, and Lancer boats too , as they are all on the same family tree and share much in common ! Just start by posting a note introducing yourself to the group, that's all it takes here (we don't ask for or retain any personal information here, because our intention is to just "have fun and share information".
I was perusing some of the exchanges on the site and alerted when I saw "PV-544." My brother had a brand new 1963 (or '64) PV-544 B-18. What a neat and wonderful car it was. It was very gutsy, had gobs of both torque and power (for its day), and was an absolute ball to drive. It handled well, had front disc brakes, and that tall-handled floor-mounted four-speed. I was 21 years old and bought a 1964 (new) Jaguar E-Type coupe, which was admittedly faster and sexier, but that Volvo was almost as much fun to drive as the Jag. If I could have either car back in new condition, I'm really conflicted over which one I'd choose, the PV-544 was that good.
A mechanic friend of my brother drag raced one of the cars at NRHA-sanctioned drag strips in Southern New England back in the mid-60's and won many trophies while positively stunning drivers of bigger, more powerful cars. Those were the days.
Having fun with my '68 Corsair. Too much fun, in fact. I've essentially postponed all upgrading and repair until fall/winter. Need to find suitable winter housing for the beast, though, and that will be a challenge.