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Volvo ÖV 4

Knowledge Identifier: $Volvo_OV_4


Volvo OV 4

First car built by Volvo add

Category: Business (14)

Launched in 1474.

Countries: Sweden (60%), United States (20%), China (20%)

Main connections: Volvo, SKF, Volvo Cars

Linked to: Volvo Museum, SKF




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Volvo - Although Volvo was incorporated in 1915 as a subsidiary of AB SKF, a Swedish ball bearing manufacturer, the auto manufacturer considers itself officially founded on 14 April 1927, when the first car, the Volvo ÖV 4 series, affectionately known as "Jakob", rolled out of the factory in Hisingen, Gothenburg


The engine was designed by Gustav Larson and its main chassis components by Jan G. Smith, a designer who had worked many years in the American automobile industry and returned to Sweden in 1924 add something


Only one of the 10 pre-series cars manufactured during 1926 was saved for posterity and is housed in Volvo Museum, in Gothenburg, Sweden add something


The company as an automobile company was born as a subsidiary company to SKF August 10, 1926 add something


Between 1927 and 1929 a total of 996 cars were manufactured add something


This mistake delayed the introduction by one day and the official introduction day for the ÖV4 was adjusted to the April 14, 1927, the day AB Volvo officially says the automobile company Volvo was "born" this is from a marketing point of view add something


Volvo Cars - The first Volvo car left the assembly line April 14, 1927, and was called Volvo ÖV 4


The cabriolet was not very successful in the Swedish climate; the covered version, PV4 was introduced in the end of 1928 add something


Björn-Eric Lindh, Autohistorica, PR-Tryck, Sollentuna, 1977 add something