Volvo PV 60

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Volvo PV60
Volvo PV60 Sedan 1946.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Volvo Cars
Production 1946–1950
Body and chassis
Class Luxury car
Body style 4-door saloon
Layout FR layout
Powertrain
Engine 3,670 cc (3.7 L) ED I6
Transmission 3-speed manual with optional overdrive
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,850 mm (112.2 in)
Length 4,725 mm (186.0 in)
Width 1,778 mm (70.0 in)
Curb weight 1,630 kg (3,594 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor Volvo PV51

The Volvo PV60 is an automobile manufactured by Volvo between 1946 and 1950. It was the first car produced by the Swedish company at the end of the Second World War.

The development of the PV60 had started in 1939 and the car was introduced to the public alongside the smaller PV444 in September 1944. The large car was powered by a 3,670 cc (3.7 L; 224.0 cu in) inline 6 that produced 90 hp (67 kW). It was attached to a three-speed transmission with the gear shift on the steering column. The vehicle had a wheelbase of 2,850 mm (112.2 in) and a length of 4,725 mm (186.0 in).[1]

Production couldn’t start until December 1946, but the majority of the cars were built in 1949–1950. In total, there were 3506 PV60s produced, about 500 of which were built into trucks or vans.[2]

The smaller PV444 was more suited for the post-war economy and production of the PV60 halted in 1950. It would take almost two decades until Volvo introduced another upmarket six-cylinder car, the 164.

References[edit]

  • Volvo Personvagnar-från 20-tal till 80-tal by Björn-Eric Lindh, 1984. ISBN 91-86442-06-6 (Swedish)

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