Our history - 1955

1955

  • The 100,000th PV 444 rolled off the assembly line.
  • Two optimists, the American, Leo Hirsh, and the Swede, Nils Sefeldt, decided to introduce Volvo Cars in the USA. "Like selling refrigerators to Eskimos," was the opinion of some.
  • In Sweden, the Swedish military plane, the J35 Draken, made its maiden flight, powered by an RM6 engine from Volvo.