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Volvo 66. 1975 - 1980

History of the Volvo Car

Volvo 66

In 1972, Volvo purchased one-third of the then DAF Car BV in the Netherlands and thus established itself in the small car segment where it had not previously been represented. In the mid-1970s, additional holdings in DAF Car BV were purchased and the company was re-organised to create Volvo Car BV.

The first car from Volvo Car BV to bear the Volvo name was the Volvo 66. This was a development of the previous DAF 66 model.

The Volvo 66 was available in two versions, a 2-door saloon and coupe and a 3-door estate. These cars had rear-wheel drive and an automatic gearbox in the form of continuously variable transmission, CVT.

Technical facts:
Prod. years: 1975-1980
Prod. volume: 106,137
Body style: 2-door saloon, 3-door estate, 2-door coupe
Engine: 4-cylinder, in-line OHV, 1,108 cc (1.1), 47 bhp, or 1,289 cc (1.3), 57 bhp.
Transmission: Automatic, continuously variable CVT.
Brakes: Hydraulic, disc brakes at the front and drums at the rear.
Dimensions: Length 383.5 cm/151", width 152.5cm (60"), height 144.8cm (57"), wheelbase 225 cm/88.6". Kerb weight 780 kg (1,720 lb)

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