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Volvo LV80/90-series
Volvo LV 81 Truck 1939.jpg
Manufacturer Volvo
Production 1935 - 1940,
approx. 11,500 produced[1]
Predecessor Volvo LV71-series
Successor Volvo Roundnose
Class Medium size truck
Engine(s) Volvo inline 6
Transmission(s) 4 speed non-syncro manual
Wheelbase 3.4 m (133.9 in) - 4.7 m (185.0 in)[1]
Curb weight 5,400 kg (11,905.0 lb) - 7,000 kg (15,432.4 lb) (gross weight)[1]

The Volvo LV80/90-series was a medium size truck produced by Swedish automaker Volvo between 1935 and 1940.


Volvo presented a new medium sized truck in 1935. The truck was available in two versions: the smaller LV80-series, with a side-valve engine and the larger LV90-series, with an overhead valve engine. On this generation of trucks the engine and cab was moved forward so that the engine was mounted above the front axle, not behind as before. This gives a better load distribution between the front and rear axle, resulting in reduced rear axle load.[2]

After a year the older DC engine of the LV90-series was replaced by the bigger FC engine. Both engines were offered in Hesselman version.[2]


Model Year Engine[1] Displacement Power Type
LV81-86 1935-40 Volvo EC: I6 sv 3,670 cc (224 cu in) 75 bhp (56 kW) Petrol engine
LV93-95 1935 Volvo DC: I6 ohv 4,097 cc (250.0 cu in) 75 bhp (56 kW) Petrol engine
LV93-95 1935 Volvo HA: I6 ohv 4,097 cc (250.0 cu in) 75 bhp (56 kW) Hesselman engine
LV93-95 1936-39 Volvo FC: I6 ohv 4,394 cc (268.1 cu in) 90 bhp (67 kW) Petrol engine
LV93-95 1936-39 Volvo FCH: I6 ohv 4,394 cc (268.1 cu in) 90 bhp (67 kW) Hesselman engine



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Olsson, Christer (1987). Volvo - Lastbilarna igår och idag. Malmö, Sweden: Förlagshuset Norden AB. ISBN ISBN 91-86442-76-7. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Volvo Trucks Global - history

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