Volvo Duett (P210)


So it has been slow going in the shop so I have nothing new to report for now.
I hope this upcoming weekend will open up some time and I can keep working on the P1800 project car.

In the mean time I will entertain you this cool car. A Volvo Duett, also known as the P210 in some markets.

It has the same nose and dash as the 444 and 544 cars but that is where the similarities ends. The Duett actually resides on a separate frame. The thought is that they will be used for heavy loads and need the structural strength of a frame.

The Duett also had leaf springs in the rear unlike the passenger car’s coil springs.

The Duett was made between 1953 and 1969 so it actually outlasted the 544 passenger cars. It was also used for several Swedish coach builder to build pick ups and even convertibles.


Virtual Visitor with a Volvo Duett

As mentioned before, when you play with old cars you will always meet like-minded folks that you will have many things in common with. Per Bakken is an expat just like your humble editor and he checked  in as he was looking for delivery information on his 1966 Volvo Duett P210.

It was painted in a very nice blue color however, the data plate said 27 and that does not correspond to any of the Volvo colors. The thick plottens!!

Volvo Duett P210 1966

After some research with some knowledge folks in Sweden he learned that code 27 was….primer! Yup, “paint delete option”. It was sold to a business who was going to put the company colors on it. In other words: Whatever color you choose will be factory correct!

This is Per’s car and we are glad they picked this color, looks great.



Just like my Duett I owned in Sweden, it was owned by a plumbing company. Yes, you guessed it, their company colors were dark green and yellow. Man, you are observant.


Volvo Duett P210 1966 cat


Jazz…who is the best cat ever…so I am told…do enjoy the heat from the B-18 engine after a grocery run. Makes for an excellent cat rump warmer!

Thanks for sharing your car with us, Per. We look forward to pics of your soon to be completed 1965 1800S as well.

Photo: Per Bakken