Our history - 1967

1967

Dr Christian Barnard performed the first heart transplant operation in 1967.

  • Volvo presented the results of statistics from 28,700 accidents and demonstrated the value and importance of using a seat belt.
  • The owners of Volvo Amazons and the new Volvo 144 were able to buy the revolutionary innovation - a rearward-facing child seat.
  • The Viggen 37 fighter, which made its maiden flight in 1967, was powered by the Volvo RM8 engine.
  • The 140 series was completed with the addition of the two-door 142 and the 145 estate.
  • The B58 articulated bus was a success when it was introduced in Sweden.