NEW OLD MODELS FOUND
The tag says it all. It's all about older models which I have discovered only recently.
Volvo models by GM-Art
Th Russian company GM-Art has produced between 2004 and 2006 several Volvo scale models. These modified 1:43 scale cars were all built by using the following Minchamps models : Volvo 244, 854, S40, S80, S60 et S60R.
The main part of GM-Art's product line are however cars by Mercedes and even more 4x4 models of that company.
The following two Volvo models were offered on GM-Art's website :
This Volvo is ( was ? ) used in Moscow as a VIP Taxi. The taxi company has also BMW series 7 and Audi A8 cars with similar extreme skirts and fenders on their roster.
Only 7 units of each have been produced and their price tag was 200 € each. All are sold out.
The owner of GM-Art has also built the following Volvo models. As far as I was able to find out, they are one-offs for his personal collection.
Volvo 240 GL Police Omsk ( RUS )
This one was created back in 2007.
Here you can find more infos about Omsk and a map.
Here are another six Russian Police models. I do not have more infos about these scale models.