Volvo L3314 Laplander

Volvo L3314

The Volvo Laplander was a military vehicle built by Volvo in the 1960s and 1970s, and used by a variety of countries’ militaries. Ownership and use of these trucks eventually trickled down to civilians, and now private owners use, show and maintain Laplanders worldwide. In the early 1950s Volvo received an order to develop a new utility […]

History of the Volvo 5 Cylinder: Part 2

History Of The Volvo 5 Cylnder Engine Part 2 -

Don’t miss History of the Volvo 5-Cylinder Engine, Part 1. The inline 5 (I5) cylinder engine has come to be a symbol of Volvo’s recent past. But did you know that manufacturers started whipping up first iterations of this quirky engine as early as the 1930s? While in the US we gave up on the […]

History of the Volvo 5 Cylinder

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Volvo’s history is intrinsically intertwined with the 5-cylinder engine. More than any other auto maker (besides maybe Audi), Volvo’s name has become almost synonymous with this rather idiosyncratic engine over the last 30 years. At the time, it was a perfect compromise between the 6-cylinder’s power and the 4-cylinders size and efficiency. Of course, time […]

Volvo Price List for 1997 Cars – 850 and 960

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Ever wonder what your 850 or 960 cost at the dealer in the 1990s? Here’s the Volvo price list for 1997…  contents of a fantastic old Volvo Web page. ROCKLEIGH, NJ–Volvo is optimistic about sales volumes for the last half of 1996. And no wonder. By the end of June 850 sales were up 16% […]

A Summary of Volvo’s Recent Past

Volvo is one of the most iconic and best-known Swedish brands. Although a relatively small company, assembling fewer than 500,000 cars per year in recent times, it is arguably one of the best-known automotive companies world-wide. Its widespread recognition derives from its reputation for leading-edge safety technology and environmental compliance. It has traditionally been seen, […]