Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Volvo Sugga

Always fun when our friend Paolo enters the store. Not only interesting stories about how he evacuated a hospital, but he also showed me the car I want to have for Christmas. The Volvo TP21 is part of the PV800 series, which were nicknamed Sugga(n) or Sow. They were originally cabs which dominated the market in the 1940s and '50s. I always liked Volvo, but this is something different. This is the first time I want to drive a pig on wheels.

In the second world war Volvo created the TPV, an 4x4 military vehicle which used the body of the PV800 Series. In 1953 Volvo built the TP21 which was the successor of the TPV. It was powered by a 3.67 liter, 90 hp engine. Only 720 cars have been built between 1953 and 1958. The military name was Raptgb 915. Not easy to pronounce if you want to tell someone what car you just bought. (info via Wikipedia)

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