The Volvo Hearse. A dignified car with classical lines.Developed in consultation with leaders in the profession.Purpose-designed and built. Functionaland efficient. Easily driven, quiet running, smoothtravelling - even at low speeds. First class drivercomforts are provided. The front doors, for example,are extra wide to facilitate entry and exit. Behindthe seats is a compartment for mourning clothes,equipment and protective clothing.The spacious coffin area is ideally laid out and thefl oor height above ground level is only 59 cm.Coffin area length is 235 cm and the width is 142 cmgiving plenty of space for floral tributes. Long sidewindows are fitted.The Volvo Hearse can be specified with two differentheights for the coffin area.
Long-lasting durability.The Volvo Hearse is built to last. The best evidence of this isthe annual statistics computed by the Swedish Motor VehicleI nspection Company. The latest ones show a probable life expectancyfor Volvo in Sweden of 16.5 years. Almost two yearsmore than the second best make.The driving position is very spacious with lots oflegroom. The Volvo seat provides a superbly comfortable,individually adjustable driving position.Large wide doors and extra wide door openingangles facilitate entry and exit, and make thecompartment for mourning dress, protectiveclothing and equipment easily accessible.The coffin stretcher pulls out easily on its smoothrunning rails.The wide, high rear door opening is very roomy.First class operational economy.A Volvo Hearse is a Special Vehicle - purpose-designed andspecially built from the very start. Every detail harmonises perfectlywith the vehicle's overall design. This function-designedconstruction and Volvo's superior quality ensure many safe milesof driving and first class operational economy.
The Volvo 245 Hearse can carry two special wheeled stretchers at the same time.The special stretchers can be ordered separately, with or without covers.Here are some of the manyfeatures that make a Volvothe Complete Car.Pleasant handling.A car's handling is of the utmost importancein accident avoidance. The Volvo Hearsehas precise rack and pinion steering andadvanced road-holding, which make it easyto control even in tough situations. Theturning circle is extremely tight for a car ofthis size.N. B. The above sketches illustrate a Volvosedan. The facts and figures refer to theVolvo Hearse.Superior comfort.The highly refined seating and the sophisticatedheating and ventilation are among themany factors contributing to the truly comfortableride in a Volvo.The heating system has a large outputcapacity, distributing warm air througheleven different outlets.The unique safety thinking.Over the years, Volvo has shown a deepinterest in different aspects of car safety. Allthe Volvo car series are designed to give ahigh degree of safety and to avoid injuriesto a great extent in case of an accident.The Volvo bodies, for instance, are verystrong and torsionally stiff. The passengercompartments are designed as a safetycage and the front and rear ends are energyabsorbing.Volvo offers you one of the safest brakingsystems of today. This means a trianglesplitdual circuit braking system with discsfront and rear.
Technical informationVolvo HearseStandard car: 245-410-1111245-410-1181Engine:B 21 ANo of cylinders: 4Displacement cm 3 : 2127Bore and stroke: 92/80Max output hp DINat r/m: 1 00/5250Max torque kpm DINat r/m: 1 7,3/3000Compression ratio: 8.5:1Fuel system:Single carburettorGearboxes:M45 4-speed manualBW55 3-stage automaticBody:The standard car is elongated by 700 mm andthe roof is raised by 110 mmThe side door of 242 .B-pillar moved to give space for the doors.Exterior dimensions:Overall length5600 mmOverall width , 1 710 mmOverall height 1 630 mmWheelbase3340 mmTrack, front 1 420 mmTrack, rear 1 350 mmBody:Coffin area:Length2350 mmWidth1 420 mmHeight, stretcher to roof870 mmHeight, tailgate opening920 mmTyres and rims:Exterior finish:I nterior:Miscellaneous:Warranty.1 85 SR 145.5J- 14"Paintwork: greyblackwhitesilver metallicDriver compartment:Seats:Door panels:Coffin area:UpholsterySide panel + roof:Floor,partition:Side windows +rear window:Ventilation:242 L seats with specialupholstery (black-greystriped).Black DL panels withdoor storage.White coated fabricWhite vynBlindsAir inlet on the left sideOverall weight 1950 kgOther specifications according to standard, e gcooling system, fuel system, transmission,steering system, brakes, wheel suspension,dashboard.Twelve-months, irrespective mileage.The factory reserves the right to make changes at any time, withoutnotice, to prices, colours, materials, equipment, specifications andmodels and also to discontinue models.The specifications shown in this brochure may vary from marketto market. Contact Special Vehicles to confirm the specificationsof your market.