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Volvo PV650-2. 1929 - 1933

History of the Volvo Car

Volvo PV651

The first six-cylinder Volvo engine was ready in 1929. The first car to be equipped with this DB engine was the PV651. The engine had a capacity of just over 3 litres and the output was a modest 55 bhp. It had the luxury of a fully-balanced crankshaft, and it was a strong and flexible unit, two properties that characterise the in-line six as a technical design.

The PV651 and its successor, the PV652, were both longer and wider than previous Volvo cars. All four wheels were given four-wheel brakes as standard, either mechanically (PV651) or hydraulically (PV652) operated

Technical facts:
Model: PV651
Prod. years: 1929-1933
Variants: PV652, PV650 Chassis, 650 Special
Prod. volume: 2,382
Body style: Saloon
Engine: In-line, 6-cylinder with side valves; 3,010 cc(183.6 cu in) 76.2 x 110 mm, 55 bhp at 3,000 rpm.
Transmission: 3-speed with floor gear lever.
Brakes: Mechanical drums on all wheels.
Dimensions: Wheelbase 116 in; weight approx. 3,310 lbs.
Miscellaneous: The first 6-cylinder Volvo passenger car.

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