The car you see above is the ÖV4. It was the first-ever mass-produced Volvo car that ever rolled off the production line. To be specific, this car was put together 85 years ago. The Swedish carmaker recounts the story: "At 10 in the morning on April 14, 1927, sales manager Hilmer Johansson drove the first ÖV4 model through the factory gates in Lundby in Göteborg."
To mark the occasion, Volvo executives drove the very same model through exactly the same gates. Volvo Car Corporation president and CEO Stefan Jacoby and Volvo Group president and CEO Olof Persson were behind the wheel of the car.
It is said that Volvo sold just 300 cars during its first year of production. Today, the carmaker sells almost 500,000 cars each year. Happy birthday, Volvo!