About the Car
The Volvo 740 was introduced in 1984 as a lower-end version of the 760, but as a mid-size car that had more style, performance, and luxury than the 200 series. It was offered as either a four-door sedan or a five-door station wagon. GL stood for the type of trim level. The car had rear-wheel drive with a manual 5-speed gearbox and a top speed of 111mph. The engine capacity was 2316cc with 4 cylinders.
About the Brand
Volvo headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden is a Swedish luxury vehicle manufacturer founded in 1927. The cars are advertised as safe, reliable, and solidly built emphasizing the Swedish heritage and design. In 2010 Volvo cars became a subsidiary of Geely Holding Group, a Chinese manufacturer. The company manufactures SUVs, station wagons, hatchbacks, sedans, and compact executive sedans.
About the Manufacturer
Minichamps was founded in 1990 as a die-cast car producer in Aachen, Germany under the name of Paul’s Model Art GmbH. The original company was the Danhausen, a trade company that made 1:43 scale models and sold them over the counter and mail order. From 1971 to 1993 the company published the famous Danhausen World Model Car Book. Danhausen was owned by the grandsons of Emma Danhausen – Hans Peter and Paul Gunter Lang. There was a dispute between the brothers in the late 1980’s. That is when Paul formed the Paul’s Model Art. Diecast models were made more for the adult clientele and holding their value was a big question that needed to be answered. Minichamps’ excellent quality has been noticed by Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Porsche, Volkswagen, Opel, and BMW.