Volvo Station Wagon

I owned a Volvo Wagon.  My wife owned two. The Washington Post takes us back to 1968 and the debut of the Volvo 145 wagon. Here's a snippet:
The cars had disc brakes on all four wheels and a dual-circuit braking system. The body had impact absorbing crumple zones and a collapsible steering column.  When many other automakers were focusing on style and speed, Volvo focused on safety.
A duel-circuit braking system ensures that if the front brakes fail the rears will still work and vice versa.  The front and rear brakes operate independently. Thanks for the look back WashPost!