Volvo - 80 years in the car industry

Posted on Monday, 13 August 2007 , 02:08:50 byEmil

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Volvo - 80 years in the car industry

The first Volvo car – ÖV4 ‘Jakob’, eighty years ago, left the factory in Gothenburg. The Volvo anniversary in the UK will be celebrated showcasing more than 120 classic autos. At the beginning Volvo was a subsidiary of a ball-bearing manufacturer. It was founded the city of Gothenburg, in 1927.

From 1935 Volvo AB became an independent company. Volvo Group owned Volvo Cars until 1999; then it was subsequently bought by Ford.

The ÖV4, means in Swedish ‘Öppen Vagn 4 cylindrar’ (Open Carriage 4 cylinders) was produced in a limited edition of just 996 cars, from which only one auto (2.0L four-cylinder engine with 28hp and weigh 1,170kg) remains to this moment at a Volvo museum in Sweden.