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Volvo PV36 Carioca. 1935 - 1938

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Volvo PV36

Volvo PV36 Volvo also adopted the streamlined trend of the 1930s and in 1935 introduced the PV36, popularly known as the "Carioca".

The car featured independent front-wheel suspension with wishbones and coil springs and a very sturdy all-steel body with rear wheel spats. The body not only looked modern, it was also very safe as was proven in some serious accidents.

Technical facts:
Prod. years: 1935-1938
Prod. volume: 501
Body style: 6-seater saloon
Engine: In-line, 6-cylinder, side valves 3,670 cc(224 cu in) 84.14 x 110 mm; 80 bhp at 3,300 rpm.
Transmission: 3-speed with floor lever.
Brakes: Hydraulic on all wheels.
Dimensions: Wheelbase 116 in; weight 3,860 lbs.
Miscellaneous: Silent, smooth, expensive and slightly controversial, only 500 "Cariocas" were built and sold. Max speed was 120 kph.

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