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Volvo ÖV4. 1927 - 1929

History of the Volvo Car

Volvo OV4

The first series-produced Volvo car left the Lundby factory on April 14th 1927. ÖV4 was the Volvo designation for this open car with 4 cylinders. The body was built on an ash and beech frame, covered with sheet metal and was only available in one colour combination, dark blue with black wings. The ÖV4 was nicknamed "Jakob".


Technical facts
Prod. years: 1927-1929
Prod. volume: 275
Body style: Open
Engine: In-line 4 cylinder with side valves, 1,940 cc (118 cu in) 75x110 mm; 28 bhp at 2000 rpm.
Transmission: 3 speed with direct action floor lever
Brakes: Mechanical on rear wheels (optional four wheel brakes from 1928)
Dimensions: Wheelbase 112 in; weight 2580 lb
Miscellaneous: Cruising speed 37 mph and top speed 55 mph

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