Volvo History

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Volvo Logo History:

        From Latin- translates to: "I Roll"         Alchemy symbol for Iron Ore

Volvo Car History:
Volvo founders: Gustaf Larson (left), Assar Gabrielsson (right)

History of Volvo since 1927 ‎‎(~9 Minutes)‎‎

Thirty Year History of Volvo by Assar Gabrielsson (PDF): 

Volvo Cars North America News Room:

Volvo Cars:
US: Link no longer available

Volvo Group Global (updated link):


Swede Car:

Enthusiast Personal Page:

Volvo History Parade
Volvo Cars (Left to Right): 240, 832, 544, 654, ÖV4 Jakob

Volvo Cars Model Information:
Includes information on production, technical specifications, and an illustration

Volvo Cars Heritage News and Information:

Volvo Model Timeline

Type 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
ÖV 4

PV 4 PV650 Series

PV444 PV544


Luxury Car

PV 36
PV 60
Estate car

Sports car

TR670 Series PV800 Series

Volvo Model Timeline

Table is too wide for this website see link above or below.

Alternate 1960s-present Volvo Model Timeline:

Volvo Cars Model History Overviews:

Collectible Cars: Vintage Volovs Earn Their Stripes (Ask the General Who Owns One)
Article in the New York Times, Published March 4, 2007
If that doesn't work, here is the link in Sac Volvo Club File Cabinet:
NYTimes-VintageVolvosEarnTheirStripes.pdf   (512k)

1967 Volvo P1800 from The Saint - Jay Leno's Garage

Other videos:

Autopia: Swedish Style Icon Turns 50 (1800; May 25, 2011):


Volvo Cars in Motor Sport - New & Historical Racing Footage ‎(Eng. Version)‎

Longer video (~ 5 minutes) made in 2009.
Highlights C30 DRIVe cars.


The History of Volvo Racing

Shorter video (~2 minutes) made in 2010.
Features K-Pax Racing cars.

Volvo Cars and Polestar: A brief history of the partnership

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K-PAX Racing Homepage:

Polestar Homepage:

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