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20 September 2020

Pre-war Volvo

This week's feature picture is something of a departure from our usual subjects, and without checking back through ten years archives, we think it is the first time we have featured a motor car. Although we are not certain of the location, we are happy that it was taken in Jersey, as suggested when it was sent to us. We believe that it is either a JMT or a JBS bus in the background. The car was initially identified as a Volvo PV36 Carioca and the photograph was taken in 1939. However, we have subsequently received information identifying the car as a Peugeot 402. Both the Peugeot and the Volvo were introduced in 1935 and, although we have found nothing to confirm our suspicion, they are so alike as to suggest a degree of co-operation between the two manufacturers. We wonder what happened to what looks like a beautiful autumobile when the Germans invaded the following year, and it would be interesting if anybody is able to identify any of the four gentlemen standing in front of it, and sadly hiding most of its bodywork from view. Examples of this Peugeot, on sale from 1935 to 1942, can still be found for sale, with prices around £20,000 for a restored car. The Volvo was the more expensive when the two cars first went on sale, and now it would set you back £40,000 for one in reasonable condition to over £100,000 for a fully-restored version. The identification of the car as a Peugeot removes our original concern that it seemed to have slightly more flowing lines than the Volvo. Please send any further information to editorial@jerripedia.org or follow the post on our Facebook group


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