SAN DIEGO, CA – Paul and Aimee Kay bought a piece of Volvo history when they took delivery of their 2008 Volvo C70. This special vehicle had traveled more than 5,000 miles from its factory birthplace in Uddevalla, Sweden, to reach its new home.


The first Volvo car left a Swedish factory in April 1927. This new Swedish car was called the ÖV4. In February 2008, car number 15,000,000 was produced.

“Volvo Cars is proud of what the brand stands for,” said VCNA’s regional sales and marketing manager Gregor Hembrough. “This milestone is symbolic of what we’ve been able to accomplish — like with the XC90, C30, and C70 — we’ve entered and re-defined new segments, and we’re continually striving to exceed expectation of our customers.”

The Kays took delivery of their Celestial Blue two-cars-in-one Volvo at San Diego Volvo, where its dealer principal Wes Hinkle and Hembrough were on hand to present not only the keys but an unexpected surprise from the glove compartment. In addition to receiving their 15 millionth Volvo, Paul and Aimee Kay were also presented with a trip to Sweden, replicating Volvo’s #1 European Overseas Delivery Program.