You’re forgiven if you think that Volvo’s history is limited to the P1800 and the 240; those are the two models that get the most attention. However, a stroll through Volvo’s official museum on the outskirts of Gothenburg, Sweden – its home town – reveals the Volvo Group has dabbled in nearly every type of vehicle over the past 89 years.Volvo’s two-story museum showcases convertibles, wagons, sedans, coupes, SUVs, trucks, and even pickups. Visitors are treated to cars from the company’s earliest days, one-of-a-kind prototypes designed with safety in mind, race cars, a SUV made entirely out of Legos, and mass-produced classics you still see putting around the streets of Portland, Oregon, on a regular basis. The museum fascinates, educates, and surprises. Did you know Volvo built a 22.6-liter V8 tank engine that developed 410 horsepower and returned 0.9 mpg at highway speeds?We’ve singled out ten must-see cars from our recent visit to the Volvo museum to give you an idea of just how broad Volvo’s heritage is.ÖV4Introduced in April of 1927, the ÖV4 was the very first series-produced Volvo. Its name stands for “Öppen Vagn 4 cylindrar,” which means open carriage four-cylinder in Swedish. It took the form of… Read full this story
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