|Also called||Volvo L385 - 485|
1953 - 1973,|
approx. 93,000 produced
|Class||Medium/heavy duty truck|
|Engine(s)||Volvo ohv I6 diesel engine|
|Curb weight||10,000 kg (22,046.2 lb) - 22,000 kg (48,501.7 lb) (gross weight)|
Volvo Viking Edit
Volvo introduced the L385 Viking in 1953. The truck had a payload capacity of up to 8 tonnes for the heaviest trailing axle versions. The Viking truck was very similar to the larger Titan model. For the first model years the Viking used the VDC motor from its predecessor L245, but it was soon replaced by the updated D67 engine.
1959 saw the introduction of the refined L485 Viking, including a stronger chassis. From 1961, the truck was available with a turbodiesel. In 1964 Volvo introduced the forward control L4851 Viking Tiptop with a tilting cab.
Volvo N86 Edit
When Volvo introduced its "System 8" in 1965 the truck's name was changed to N86. Beneath the Viking cab Volvo conducted extensive changes including a new engine, a fully synchronized eight-speed gear box and a general updating of most components.
|L385||1953-54||Volvo VDC: I6 ohv||6,126 cc (373.8 cu in)||100 bhp (75 kW)||Diesel engine|
|L385-485||1955-65||Volvo D67: I6 ohv||6,724 cc (410.3 cu in)||125 bhp (93 kW)||Diesel engine|
|L485||1961-65||Volvo TD67: I6 ohv||6,724 cc (410.3 cu in)||150 bhp (112 kW)||Turbodiesel|
|N86||1965-73||Volvo D70: I6 ohv||6,724 cc (410.3 cu in)||150 bhp (112 kW)||Diesel engine|
|N86||1965-73||Volvo TD70: I6 ohv||6,724 cc (410.3 cu in)||210 bhp (157 kW)||Turbodiesel|
|Volvo Trucks timeline, 1920s - 1960s|
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