1961 Volvo L3314 by Auto Cult (1:43 scale)

AutoCult continues their line of scale model cars for fans of obscure automotive design with this 1961 Volvo L3314.

– Bill@ChoiceGear


In the late 1950s the Swedish military was the first of its kind. The constructors of the Volvo were charged to develop a four-wheel-driven cabover engine, which would ensure mobility even in very rough terrain.

Under the direction of chief designer Nils-Magnus Hartelius the engineers of Volvo developed a solid ladder frame and installed a box-shaped driver’s cab, which merged into a tub-shaped rear end on it. This design is very stable and can be installed in a variety of different rear structures. With measures of 8.90×16 inch the unusually large-dimensioned low-pressure tires dominated the visual appearance of the Volvo. These were the most important parts of the series. This is the best way to get the most out of the car. This is what applies to the 1.8-liter engine with a power of 75 hp. The L3314 – known in common usage as the “Laplander” – started in 1963. The exclusive customer was the Swedish military, whose wishes and guidelines were immediately taken into account during production. Its generous chassis clearance, the extra wide tires, the short wheelbase and its large departure angle made it easy for the Volvo to reach high-lying areas, which were normally inaccessible for motorized vehicles.

Volvo produced overall 7,737 copies of the military version.

Details: AutoCult-Models.de 


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