Volvo Collection

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A collection of Volvo models (all pre-2000) issued by Editions Atlas. Launched in 2011, it was, at first, only available in Scandinavia, but in the following years - due to popular demand - it was launched in a number of other countries: Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Models were, as always, made in China (Ixo?) and could often be seen offered by asian eBay sellers before the models were issued by Atlas themselves. Unfortunately for buyers, these Asia-models were often factory rejects, suffering from various flaws.

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A collection of Volvo models (all pre-2000) issued by Editions Atlas. Launched in 2011, it was, at first, only available in Scandinavia, but in the following years - due to popular demand - it was launched in a number of other countries: Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Models were, as always, made in China (Ixo?) and could often be seen offered by asian eBay sellers before the models were issued by Atlas themselves. Unfortunately for buyers, these Asia-models were often factory rejects, suffering from various flaws.

Each model was mounted on a black display stand with an upper half consisting of two clamshell-halves. A blue, generic outer cardboard box with drawings of various Volvo cars plus the individual model name+ref#. A cardboard folder accompanied each model, telling the story of that particular car, as well as showing technical data.

Free gifts for this collection included: a vintage-look small poster showing a Volvo PV544, a sturdy cardboard box for storing the folders, a dvd telling the history of Volvo, black plastic display racks for storing the models (each one holding 15 models) new ones would be sent as the previous ones got filled.

The series was extended several times after proving very popular with customers.

Detail level for the cars was quite good (multi-colored taillight lenses and (sometimes) interiors, good decals, authentic wheels etc.) - a few areas were less impressive, like the thick, oversized wipers and license plate holders. Occasional quality control issues, but not too bad.

 

List of models in official release-order:

  1. Volvo PV444, 1945
  2. Volvo Amazon 4-door, 1956
  3. Volvo P1800, 1961
  4. Volvo PV445 Duett, 1953
  5. Volvo PV60, 1946
  6. Volvo 144, 1966
  7. Volvo P1800 ES, 1971
  8. Volvo 164, 1969
  9. Volvo P1900, 1956
  10. Volvo 262C Bertone, 1977
  11. Volvo P130 Amazon 2-door, 1961
  12. Volvo 145 Estate, 1968
  13. Volvo PV51/52, 1936-37
  14. Volvo PV544, 1958
  15. Volvo 343, 1976
  16. Volvo 480 ES, 1986
  17. Volvo 740 Turbo, 1985
  18. Volvo PV800 Taxi, 1950
  19. Volvo 242 GT, 1977
  20. Volvo PV56, 1938
  21. Volvo 220 Amazon Estate, 1962
  22. Volvo PV36 Carioca, 1935
  23. Volvo PV445 Duett 'Volvo Service', 1953
  24. Volvo 780 Bertone, 1986
  25. Volvo 440, 1987
  26. Volvo ÖV4 Jakob, 1927
  27. Volvo 142, 1967
  28. Volvo 240 (245) Polar, 1992
  29. Volvo 145 Express, 1969
  30. Volvo 66 GL estate, 1975
  31. Volvo 440 Politie (NL), 1988
  32. Volvo P1800 ES 'King Gustaf', 1971
  33. Volvo V40
  34. Volvo 480 Turbo USA, 1987
  35. Volvo 244 'Blue Star', 1978
  36. Volvo 960
  37. Volvo 264 TE, 1975
  38. Volvo Amazon 'Polis' (S)
  39. Volvo P1800 Volvoville
  40. Volvo 145 Transfer Taxi, 1969
  41. Volvo ECC
  42. Volvo 343 Politie (NL), 1976
  43. Volvo 855 T5-R
  44. Volvo S80, 1998
  45. Volvo 480 Turbo convertible
  46. Volvo 265 GLE estate, 1980
  47. Volvo Amazon 123 GT
  48. Volvo 360 GLE
  49. Volvo 240 SE estate 'Polis' (S), 1985
  50. Volvo P210 Duett 'Tele' (S), 1968
  51. Volvo 142 RAC rally car
  52. Volvo C70 convertible
  53. Volvo 66
  54. Volvo 264 TE Landaulet
  55. Volvo PV654
  56. Volvo 264 Ambulance
  57. Volvo PV4
  58. Volvo 760 estate
  59. Volvo TP21, 1953
  60. Volvo Venus Bilo 
  61. Volvo 760 GLE, 1982
  62. Volvo 244 GTX, 1978
  63. Volvo PV51 Convertible, 1937
  64. Volvo 145 USA, 1968
  65. Volvo PV36 'Polis' (S)
  66. Volvo P1800 'Jensen'

 

 

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