Swedish Classic Cars

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Huge Collection of True Barn Finds: Take a Browse

An actual barn. Full of barn finds. That’s what’s up for auction in this mega-sale. Three sets of lots total to 230+ cars, with the only proviso being that these cars are in the Netherlands. This tip comes to… more»

Hot Rod Wagon: 1997 Volvo 850 R

The Volvo 850 R is one of those under-the-radar cars from the 1990s that is worth picking up while still relatively affordable. This is a limited production, high-performance wagon that looks like a sports car but can haul a… more»

Mysterious Swede: 1969 Saab 96

I can’t imagine a vehicle today being made for two decades with basically no changes in the body style at all, other than minor tweaks with headlights or trim, etc. The seller posted it here on craigslist just north… more»

Your Saab Story Begins: 1987 Saab 900S 16V

We have Pat L. to thank for throwing this modern classic our way. A 1987 Saab 900S 16V two-door hatchback has been on the streets of Coronado, CA for a few decades, piling up 170,000 miles, and now needs… more»

Well Maintained Turbo: 1989 Saab 900 SPG

The classic Saab 900 is a fast-appreciating model from the halcyon days of the 1980s. The uniquely Swedish design combined a racy profile with front-wheel drive and a warm embrace of turbocharged powerplants. The 900 Turbo is most desired… more»

Are You Saint Enough?: 1971 Volvo 1800E Coupe

Something’s way wrong here. This 1971 Volvo  1800E simply can’t be selling for the price listed here on craigslist. That number, you’re now wondering, is what? $7500. It’s thanks to tipster TJ that we know about this car, which… more»

1 of 600? 1960 Saab 93F

Rare in 1960 and incredibly rare today, this 1960 Saab 93F is reportedly one of only around 600 made in its final year of production. We don’t know exactly how many are left but if you’re a Saab fan(atic)… more»

Nicest Professor’s Car Left? 1986 Saab 900S

They (whoever they is) always say to buy the nicest vehicle you can find, it’s much cheaper than restoring a clunker with an inexpensive asking price. This 1986 Saab 900S may be the nicest one left, and the seller… more»

The Saab Collectors Overlook: 1969 Saab 99

Everyone is familiar with the Saab 96, 900, 9000, and the unique Sonnett.  However, the company also produced a very good, and larger, vehicle to share the showroom with the 96 called the Saab 99.  Many were produced but… more»

1967 Volvo P1800 Project With Title

Before Volvo earned highly-favored status among safety snobs who didn’t mind driving an indestructible brick-shaped conveyance, Volvo struck gold with a more sporting steed, its gorgeous Italian-styled mini-GT, the P1800. Exuberantly offered “with title!” this 1967 Volvo P1800 wears… more»

Needs Nothing: 1965 Volvo 122S

One thing I have learned about Volvo’s 122S, such as this 1965 example, is that they have devoted followers – back then and still today. Today’s discovery, courtesy of T.J., is considered to be an older restoration but it… more»

Lots of Miles to Go: 1970 Volvo 1800E

In the old days, a car with 100,000 miles was universally considered to be worn out.  Someone else could deal with the maintenance from that point on, as it was time to trade in.  Well, at least until Volvo… more»

Jensen Edition: 1963 Volvo P1800

When was the Swedish-built Volvo P1800 sports car not a product of Sweden? When it was built by Jensen in England for the first 6,000 copies. This example is one of them and it was a barn find that’s… more»

Garage Find: 1967 Volvo 122S Wagon

The Volvo Amazon series had a long, slow start. It really began from mistakes made by young Jan Wilsgaard back in 1950. Responding to Volvo’s inclination to produce a four-seat passenger car, his design was V8 powered but unbearably… more»

No Reserve Storage Find: 1968 Saab Sonett

I remember, barely, the Saab Sonett III (’70-’74) probably because of its blocky, awkward look. I knew little about the two-seater Swede other than I knew one when I saw it. What I didn’t know about the Sonett was… more»

Sweet Swede Survivor: 1990 Saab 900 S

The Saab 900 was an evolution of the Saab 99, which was an evolution of the Saab 90. The company made the 900 for two decades, beginning in the spring of 1978 for the 1979 model year, until 1998,… more»