Ole Anderson's Byers-Volvo

From Ole:  "I recently acquired a, what I think  is a Byers with a Volvo running gear. The car has been used extensively in Southern California. However, probably not raced. The car has a "home built" tubular frame." 

"When I did remove the body, which is most likely a Byers, I found on the top frame rail, behind the right rear wheel, a California DMV sticker with an identification number, indicating that the car was once licensed for the street."

"The running gear is from a Volvo 444, 1957 model, but the engine and gearbox is from a Volvo year model 1958- to 61."

Email from Ole Anderson to Jim Huston re: this car's body:

"There is some question of what the body actually is, Devin, Byers or maybe an El Toro by Fred Baker.   Since no-one can say what it is, I have entered the car at this year's Monterey Historics as a Devin. Too late to try to confuse matters by changing the name."

Response from Jim Huston:

"Itís a Devin for sure.  (Donít forget Ė Iím the President Of the Devin Club & Registry.)"

From Ole Anderson:  10/24/06

From Ole Anderson  (10/24/06):  "My special turned out to be a Byers after all. But, probably made by Victress, which company bought the molds from Jim Byers and kept making those bodies under the Byers name.  All measurements fit a Byers CR90 to a T.  Devin bodies were made for smaller cars with shorter wheelbases (86 inches).  They're "lumpier" with pods over the instrument panel and molded-in seats. The Devins have doors, as well."

See Ole's car in action at the Coronado Speed Festival -- 2006

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