Thursday, June 4, 2009


The PV444 and PV60 go on show in September at a major exhibition of Volvo products in Stockholm. The ten-day event attracts almost 150,000 people. Orders are taken for the PV444 at the same price as for the very first Volvo in 1927: 4,800 kronor. In the course of two weeks, 2,300 people place orders for a PV444, although it will take until 1947 for deliveries to begin. In terms of engineering, the PV60 is a direct descendant of the pre-war Volvos – a solid, conventional model. The company will later make just over 3,000 PV60s, up to the end of 1950.

Two safety innovations were introduced: the safety cage and the laminated windscreen.

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