In the early 1930s, Volvo’s sales were not picking up the way the management expected. Few of the reasons that they identified were the wooden frame body, external headlamps and luggage compartment, etc. with their earlier made models. So an engineer from Volvo, Ivan Örnberg undertook the design of a new modern car that was so radical, that it was considered far modern and ahead of her times.
With independent front-wheel suspension, the 1935 produced Volvo PV36 car was named as Carioca, a term used for a native of Rio de Janiero and also for a city-dance form (Sweden was linked to Brazil strongly since Volvo used to export a lot of their models). This dance was also popular for some period (then) in Sweden.
With a 3.7 litre engine and having a 3-speed gearbox, about 500 were produced for 3 years. Being expensive only people having higher income levels could purchase this model.
This is an exclusive model with only 252 pieces created.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: RESIN|
|- High precision miniature models|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- Only 252 pieces created|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||12 x 7 x 5|
|Make||Best of Show|