classic motor show OV4
The Volvo Owners’ Club will be displaying one of the very first Volvos, a model never before shown in the UK, at this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery. It promises to be a very special treat for enthusiasts of the Swedish marque.
The OV4 was the very first production Volvo and is incredibly rare with only ten in existence worldwide. The car on display at Birmingham’s NEC will be the only one ever to have been in this country and is considered to be one of the best examples. First registered in January 1928, it was meticulously restored over the course of a year by experts in Sweden and looks resplendent in its original colour scheme of dark blue and black.
“This really is an amazing opportunity for Volvo enthusiasts,” says Show Director, Lee Masters. “We have many special cars at the show but the fact that this one has never appeared in the UK before, and represents the very beginning of Volvo’s history, is something we are especially proud of.”
Built between 1927 and 1929, just 205 OV4s were made. The four-seater, open bodywork was constructed using steel panels over a wooden frame and the car was powered by a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engine producing 28hp.
There are also plenty of other treats in store for visitors to the Club’s stand. A number of Amazon models will be on display, including a beautifully restored example that once appeared in the television show, Peak Practice. Owned by Peter Ragg, GYT 791C is a 1965 model that is affectionately known as ‘Violet’.
An opportunity not to be missed, Volvo fans will certainly want to head to stand 5-260 to see what promises to be a very special display.