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Volvo Die Cast Models 1:18
Volvo Cars, or Volvo Personvagnar AB, is a Swedish automobile manufacturer founded in 1927 in the city of Gothenburg, Sweden, and currently owned by Ford Motor Company. Volvo was originally formed as a subsidiary company to the ball bearing maker SKF. The name Volvo, Latin for "I roll" was thought to be a good trademark for a ball bearing as well as for an automobile.

The Volvo logo is actually the symbol for Mars, which has been used since ancient times to represent iron. The iron sign is used to symbolize the strength of iron used in the car as Sweden is known for its quality iron.

Volvo is famous with its care for safety. "Cars are driven by people, the guiding principle behind everything we make at Volvo, therefore, is and must remain, safety", Assar Gabrielsson and Gustav Larson 1927. Volvo cars have long been marketed and stressed their historic reputation for solidity, reliability and safety. Prior to strong government safety regulation Volvo had been in the forefront of safety engineering, introducing many innovations: in 1944 the laminated glass; in 1958 the modern 3-Point Safety Belt; in 1956 the padded dashboards; in 1964 the first rear-facing child seat; in 1986 the first central high-mounted stoplight; in 1991 the Side Impact Protection System (SIPS), with side airbags and also a head-protecting airbag; in 1998 the Whiplash Protection System (WHIPS); in 2004, the BLIS system, which detects vehicles entering the blind spot; in 2006 the Personal Car Communicator (PCC) remote control.

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2006 - C70 II
1997 - C70 I
1986 - 780
1974 - 242
1966 - 142
1961 - P1800