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Volvo to Produce its 15 Millionth Car Today - VIDEO GALORE

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Volvo C70

GOTHENBURG - February 20, 2008: Car number 15,000,000, a convertible Volvo C70, will leave the Volvo Cars factory in Uddevalla, Sweden. The very first Volvo car left the factory on April 14, 1927.

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It was called the ÖV4 because the letters ÖV are Swedish for "Open Car" and 4 denoted the number of cylinders powering the new Swedish car. In the first year, production proceeded at a modest pace, with 297 cars being sold in 1927. Emerging from the shadow of the global economic depression and Second World War, it took Volvo 23 years to build its first 100,000 cars. Today, that figure corresponds to about three months of production.

The videos below highlight some of Volvo achievements during the last 80 years.

Volvo's 80th Anniversary Pt. 1

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Roger Moore as "The Saint"

Volvo's 80th Anniversary Pt. 2

The story picks up with Roger Moore (James Bond #3) picking Volvo as his car of choice for his role in the hit British TV show "The Saint."

Volvo's 80th Anniversary Pt. 3