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Autocar Logo By Ronan Glon of Autocar | Slide 3 of 29: Introduced in 1935, the daring PV 36 looked markedly different than Volvo’s other models. It wore an aerodynamic design characterized by headlights integrated into the body and covered rear wheels. Many motorists found the look too futuristic and difficult to get used to. The PV 36 – which earned the nickname Carioca – was also heavy, underpowered and expensive. Production ended after Volvo made about 500 examples over a three-year period.

PV 36 (1935)

Introduced in 1935, the daring PV 36 looked markedly different than Volvo’s other models. It wore an aerodynamic design characterized by headlights integrated into the body and covered rear wheels.

Many motorists found the look too futuristic and difficult to get used to. The PV 36 – which earned the nickname Carioca – was also heavy, underpowered and expensive.

Production ended after Volvo made about 500 examples over a three-year period.

© Ronan Glon/Autocar

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