Volvo TR670 is First Produced

The Volvo TR670 Series was a taxicab manufactured by Volvo between 1930 and 1937.

The model name stands for TRafikvagn ("taxicab"), 6 cylinders, 7 seats; the third digit indicates the version.

With the introduction of the six cylinder PV650 Series in 1929, Volvo had a car large and robust enough to be competitive on the lucrative taxicab market. The TR670 Series was introduced in February 1930. Volvo increased the wheelbase by 150 mm, which turned the car into a seven seater with two foldable spare seats in the passenger compartment. The car was built in two versions: the TRS (Stad, “town”) had a glass partition between the driver and the passenger seats. This car also had a higher roof line, so that the gentlemen woldn’t have to take of their top hats during the ride. The TRL (Landsort, “countryside”) lacked the partition and used the same roof line as the ordinary PV651. The model names where soon altered to TR671 and TR672, in line with the PV650/PV651/PV652 nomenclature. As with the PV650 Series, there were also commercial chassis versions of the car.
The cars where succeeded in the spring of 1931 by the TR673 and TR674. These new cars had longer and wider bodies, to increase the passenger space.
In January 1932 the taxicabs were updated with the larger capacity 3366cc EB engine and a new 3-speed gearbox with synchronized 2nd and 3rd gear.

In April 1934 the taxicabs were uppdated with a new, stronger chassis with an X-shaped cross member support, smaller 17 inch rims and an all steel body, without the wooden frame. The wheelbase was increased another 150 mm, except for the town car which kept the smaller wheelbase and the higher roof line.

In 1935 Volvo updated the taxicabs once more. The cars got the larger capacity 3670cc EC engine and a V-shaped radiator grille. The TR670 Series was superseded by the Volvo PV800 Series in 1937.

In March 1930, Volvo introduced its first 7-seaters. The cars known as the TR670-9 differed primarily from the PV653 and PV654 as a result of a longer wheelbase and fittings. With the exception of the TR676, these cars generally looked like the ordinary models apart from the fact that they were longer.

Technical facts:

Prod. years: 1930-1935
Prod. volume: 845
Body style: Taxi
Engine: In-line 6-cyl side valves 3.010 cc (183,6 cu in) 76,2 x 110 mm; 55 hp at 3.000 rpm 3.266 cc (198 cu in) 79,4x110 mm; 65hp at 3.200 rpm
Transmission: 3-speed manual, floor mounted lever
Brakes: Hydraulic on all wheels
Dimensions: Wheeelbase 122" or 128"