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[[File:Volvo_F88_reg_XJO_904R_at_Doninngton_Park_09_-_IMG_6103small.jpg|thumb|Classic Volvo F88]]
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| title = Volvo F88
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| image = [[Image:Volvo_F88_reg_XJO_904R_at_Doninngton_Park_09_-_IMG_6103small.jpg|250px]]
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| manufacturer = Volvo Trucks
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| introduced_date = 1964
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| discontinued_date = 1978
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| factory = [[Sweden]]
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| power = <!-- For backward compatibility - use hp & kW instead -->
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| power_hp = 260 to 318
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| gears = <!-- for backward compatibility were F & R on same line -->
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| gears_no = 8 or 16
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[[Image:Volvo F 88-49 T SI Truck 1970.jpg|thumb|Volvo F88-49T Truck 1970]]
 
[[Image:Volvo F 88-49 T SI Truck 1970.jpg|thumb|Volvo F88-49T Truck 1970]]
The '''Volvo F88''' was a heavy vehicle introduced in 1964 by [[Volvo Trucks]] of Sweden. It was a particularly advanced vehicle for its time, with an all-steel-constructed cab at a time when some British manufacturers were still producing wood-framed with alloy panelling vehicles. Also, unusually for the late 1960s, it was available with a sleeper cab with additional space behind the driver where a bunk was fitted.
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The '''Volvo F88''' was a heavy vehicle introduced in 1964 by [[Volvo Trucks]] of [[Sweden]]. It was a particularly advanced vehicle for its time, with an all-steel-constructed cab at a time when some British manufacturers were still producing wood-framed with alloy panelling vehicles. Also, unusually for the late 1960s, it was available with a sleeper cab with additional space behind the driver where a bunk was fitted.
 
Power outputs ranged from 260hp to 318hp DIN (290bhp BS AU 141)with an 8 or 16 speed gearbox. This was another major selling point, as a typical UK 32 ton articulated truck of the time made do with a 180hp [[L Gardner and Sons Ltd|Gardner]] and a 6 speed gearbox. The extra power made the F88 a particularly fast truck and it gained instant popularity, thanks also to its unheard of levels of road holding and driver comfort, with fully adjustable seating, heater and radio.
 
Power outputs ranged from 260hp to 318hp DIN (290bhp BS AU 141)with an 8 or 16 speed gearbox. This was another major selling point, as a typical UK 32 ton articulated truck of the time made do with a 180hp [[L Gardner and Sons Ltd|Gardner]] and a 6 speed gearbox. The extra power made the F88 a particularly fast truck and it gained instant popularity, thanks also to its unheard of levels of road holding and driver comfort, with fully adjustable seating, heater and radio.
   
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File:Yeoman_Volvo_F88_reg_OWS_948R_at_Belvoir_09_-_IMG_8374.jpg|F88 with spacecab conversion
 
File:Yeoman_Volvo_F88_reg_OWS_948R_at_Belvoir_09_-_IMG_8374.jpg|F88 with spacecab conversion
 
File:Volvo_F88_-_OBJ_435W_at_Netley_Marsh_11_-_IMG_7475.jpg|Loading up at [[Netley Marsh Steam Show]] 2011 with [[Seddon Diesel]] from [[G.H. Martin collection]]
 
File:Volvo_F88_-_OBJ_435W_at_Netley_Marsh_11_-_IMG_7475.jpg|Loading up at [[Netley Marsh Steam Show]] 2011 with [[Seddon Diesel]] from [[G.H. Martin collection]]
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File:Volvo_F88_(UAG999R)_at_Exelby_services_2013_IMG_1965.JPG|Volvo F88 (UAG999R) at Exelby services 2013
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Latest revision as of 17:49, May 18, 2016

Volvo F88 reg XJO 904R at Doninngton Park 09 - IMG 6103small
Model Details
Manufacturer Volvo Trucks
Introduced date 1964
Discontinued date 1978
Production locations Sweden
Engine data
Power HP @ rpm 260 to 318
Transmission
Gears (forward speeds) 8 or 16
Axle no. (driven) ()
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Volvo F 88-49 T SI Truck 1970

Volvo F88-49T Truck 1970

The Volvo F88 was a heavy vehicle introduced in 1964 by Volvo Trucks of Sweden. It was a particularly advanced vehicle for its time, with an all-steel-constructed cab at a time when some British manufacturers were still producing wood-framed with alloy panelling vehicles. Also, unusually for the late 1960s, it was available with a sleeper cab with additional space behind the driver where a bunk was fitted. Power outputs ranged from 260hp to 318hp DIN (290bhp BS AU 141)with an 8 or 16 speed gearbox. This was another major selling point, as a typical UK 32 ton articulated truck of the time made do with a 180hp Gardner and a 6 speed gearbox. The extra power made the F88 a particularly fast truck and it gained instant popularity, thanks also to its unheard of levels of road holding and driver comfort, with fully adjustable seating, heater and radio.

A derivative of the F88 was the G88 introduced in 1969, which was basically the same vehicle but with the front axle fitted 30 cm further forward to allow greater axle spread, necessary to increase the gross vehicle weight in Sweden up to 52.5 tons. The G-version was sold mainly in Sweden, Norway and Australia. The fact that today's trucks are built over exactly the same receipt as the F88 proves that it was decades ahead of its time. The last F/G88 left the assembling line in 1978.

PreservationEdit

The F88 today is regarded fondly by many as the first of the modern generation of "driver friendly" trucks, and in Europe is recognised as "THE" classic truck, with examples in good condition worth a great deal of money.

List known examples below;

Volvo F88/PML


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