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Volvo 144- 1971

Volvo 144- 1971

 

The first production model Volvo was completed in 1927. Volvo car and truck production continued throughout WWII on a limited basis due to material shortages and isolation from foreign suppliers. By 1949, with the production of the Volvo pv444, Volvo was producing more cars than trucks. In 1966, the Volvo 144 which you see here was introduced. It was hailed as ‘the safest car in the world’ and was voted ‘car of the year’ in Scandinavia. Bigger than its predecessor, the Volvo 144 was a milestone in terms of both active and passive safety. Disc brakes all round–a feature normally found only on exclusive sports cars–were standard, while the dual-circuit braking system was a major advance. The body was provided with energy-absorbent crumple zones and the steering wheel was of the collapsible type.

 

Specifications

  • Manufacturer: AB Volvo
  • Country of Origin: Sweeden
  • Engine: 1985cc, 130 hp, 4 cylinder
  • Top Speed: 90 miles per hour
  • Years of Production: 1966-1974
  • Number Produced: 1,205,111

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