Volvo 66

In 1972, Volvo purchased one-third of DAF Car BV in the Netherlands and thus established itself in the small-car segment where it had not previously been represented. In the mid-1970s, additional holdings in DAF Car BV were purchased and the company was re-organised to create Volvo Car BV.

The first car from Volvo Car BV to bear the Volvo name was the Volvo 66. This was a development of the previous DAF 66 model.

The Volvo 66 was available in two versions, a 2-door saloon and a 3-door estate. These cars had rear-wheel drive and an automatic gearbox in the form of continuously variable transmission, CVT.

1975 Volvo 66 Front Angle

Model specifications

  • Model: 66
  • Produced: 106,137
  • Body: 2-door saloon or 3-door estate
  • Engine: 4-cylinder, in-line OHV, 1,109 cc, 47 bhp, or 1,289 cc, 57 bhp.
  • Transmission: Automatic, continuously variable CVT.
  • Brakes: Hydraulic, disc brakes at the front and drums at the rear.
  • Dimensions: Overall length 390 cm, wheelbase 225 cm.

Source: Volvo

Gallery: Volvo 66 (1975)