The P210 was the continuation of the PV445. The model designation was changed in the autumn of 1960, when the car was given the same curved windscreen and new dashboard which had been used in the PV544 since August 1958.
The 1960s - The decade of advanced safety features and a new sports car, the Volvo P1800. Engines were being built with more power and cars were getting safer by the minute. The US was the largest export market for Volvo, by far.