Volvo 66 (1975-1980)
In 1972, Volvo purchased one-third of 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 a 3-door estate. These cars had rear-wheel drive and an automatic gearbox in the form of continuously variable transmission, CVT.
Body: 2-door saloon or 3-door estate
Engine: 4-cylinder, in-line OHV, 1,109 cc, 47 bhp, or 1,289 cc, 57 bhp.
Transmission: Automatic, continuously variable CVT.
Brakes: Hydraulic, disc brakes at the front and drums at the rear.
Dimensions: Overall length 390 cm, wheelbase 225 cm.