Exploring the Biggest Car Heists in History: Separating Fact from Fiction

In 1970, North Korea made headlines when they ordered 1,000 Volvo cars, only to never pay for them. This event was one of the largest unpaid bills in the history of Swedish exports and has been well-documented. The details of this incident may vary slightly depending on the source, but the basic story remains the same – North Korea ordered the cars, received them, and never made payment. While often thought of as a massive car theft, it’s important to note that the cars were legally purchased and delivered. The story of North Korea’s unpaid bill serves as a reminder of the potential consequences of non-payment in international trade.