Collecting a new car directly from Swedish carmaker Volvo is a way of buying a Volvo that has proved popular among customers such as diplomats and tourists. And this year, Volvo Cars sales company VCIC celebrates 50 years of successful business in the area.
On a nice summer Friday in 1956, Volvo showed a completely new car – the Amason. Yes, it was called exactly that, with an "s". But hardly had there been even time to pronounce that name until a controversy about the name started. The car, however, was to become the great seller for Volvo for more than ten years time.
1950 - B Series of the PV444 was introduced. - 1951 - The B model of the PV444 was replaced by the C model. 1952 - In January the 25,000th PV444 left the Volvo plant on Hisingen. 1953 - The first Volvo Duett was introduced in the summer. 1954 - the Volvo Sport were introduced - 1955 - of the Volvo Sport ceased after only one year. 1956 - The big news this year was the Volvo 120, known in Scandina...
Volvo Cars is back at the world's largest show for classic cars and everything else to do with the classic-car hobby. The exhibition theme for this year's Volvo stand is "As times goes by - 80 years with Volvo cars".
In 1956, a prototype of a new passenger car from Volvo was presented. The car became known as the Amazon in Sweden and the 121 and 122S on the export markets. The designation 122S was used for a version with a more powerful engine.