A company formed by Assar Gabrielsson and Gustaf Larssonon, Volvo was incorporated in 1915 as a subsidiary of AB SKF, the Swedish ball bearing manufacture, which is the largest bearing maker in the entire world. In Latin, the name Volvo manes 'I Roll'. The Volvo symbol is an alchemist's symbol for an iron ore.
Introduced in 1937 was the Volvo PV 52 was the replacement to the PV51. Much better equipped than its predecessor , the PV52 came with two windscreen wipers, double sun visors, a sprung steering wheel, an electric clock, a loud horn, folding backrests, a heater with a defroster function and a reading lamp in the rear seat along with armrests in all the doors.
The PV52 came with an inline-6 engine and it had a displacement rate of 224.0 cubic inches. The wheelbase was 113.4 inches and had 80 bhp worth of power. The year 1937 was a fantastic year for Volvo, setting several records. Production numbers rose to 1,804 units and the PV52 was the 25,000th vehicle produced by Volvo.
The PV52 Special came in a variety of colors; maroon red, light-blue, light-green and black. The all-new colors came with a variety of interior selections.By Jessica Donaldson