Volvo 66. 1975 - 1980
History of the Volvo Car
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.
|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)|