Volvo?s Airflow design, circa 1935
The Volvo PV36, perhaps better known as the Carioca, is an exciting chapter in the Volvo history. It is visually different from most of its contemporaries and totally different from every other Volvo. It is also quite famous in automotive history if you consider how few examples were actually built and by such a small manufacturer like Volvo back in the 30?s. In 2010 the PV36 celebrates its 75th anniversary and from the beginning: First, it is not a copy of the Chrysler Airflow which it has been accused of.