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Volvo Lorries
Home > Volvo Lorries
Bill Reid
Car production at Volvo began in 1926
in Stockholm with a prototype. By 1927
small goods vehicles based on the car
designs were in production at
Gothenburg, and heavier three-tonners
were being produced by 1928.

Already known for their robust cars,
Volvo lorries first came to British
roads in 1967 after Jim McKelvie, a
former road haulier, saw the need for
better trucks than UK manufacturers
were producing at the time, and
imported the Volvo F86 model as a
30/32 ton artic unit. The lorry was
light, had a high power-to-weight
ratio and provided incomparable
comfort for the driver. It took the UK
market by storm.

This early import was the forerunner
of later Volvo trucks across the
entire range, with various models of
bus chassis also being introduced to
the UK markets. Volvo production has
gone forward in leaps and bounds,
today being a major player on the
world stage.

Though a relative newcomer to the UK
scene, Volvos have gained a very large
following. Lavishly illustrated with
rare and unpublished photographs,
Volvo Lorries traces their history in
Britain from the early F86 imports of
the 1960s to the FH16 750 bhp fleet
flagships seen on the roads today.

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