|Volvo revolutionised heavy truck design in 1964 with the introduction of the L4951 Titan TIPTOP. The new model brought the principle of the tilting cab to Europe and provided the foundations for the F88 of the following year. Safe, comfortable, powerful and reliable: the F88 was everything that the competition was not. ‘Driver appeal’ as a concept was born. Furthermore, it arrived exactly when the rapidly expanding international haulage scene needed it most. The result: Volvo could not fail to make an impact.
Volvo F89 logger, the F89 - with more power - followed in 1970 and the UK only F88 290 was introduced in 1975. Over a twelve-year production life, Volvo built over 60,000 examples of the F88 and F89.
This second edition includes virtually all the photographs that were in the original publication and also contains 53 additional photographs, many from the Volvo company archive. This has enabled the author to give greater coverage to the G88 and G89 models which were infrequent visitors to the UK. The author has heavily revised and developed his text adding over 7000 words in the process. The format of the book is larger than before, in keeping with the author's books on Scania, DAF and the Ford Transcontinental. 144 pages, 200 photos. hardback - Now in Stock