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BF Auction: 1998 Volvo S90

UPDATE – The seller still has the Volvo S90 and has asked us to relist it for them! Be sure to take another look and cast your high bids below. As long-time Volvo fans, this 1998 Volvo S90 is… more»

Saintly Swede: 1968 Volvo 1800S

In the 1950s, Volvo’s US-sold vehicles included two stodgy but rally-worthy dumplings: the PV444/544 and the Amazon 120 series. Neither car lit the pavement on fire, but both sold reasonably well. Meanwhile, American producers were refining the likes of… more»

Professor Owned: 1961 Volvo PV 544

As Volvo fans know, the PV 544, introduced in 1958, looks much like a hunchbacked 1941 Ford, though it was sold until 1966. This 1961 544 is listed here on Craigslist near Portland, Oregon. It’s a pretty sweet example,… more»

Hangar Stored Since the Early Eighties: 1966 Volvo P1800S

In today’s economy, you have to stretch every dollar.  As enthusiasts of classic vehicles, we know that costs are soaring daily.  What if you could purchase a vehicle suitable for Cars and Coffee and the occasional Monday commute?  What… more»

Swedish Sports Car: 1974 Saab Sonett III

In the world of oddballs, the Saab Sonett may be one of the more curious coupes ever made. Now, as a company, Saab is no stranger to quirkiness; some might even say that the company’s entire legacy is based… more»

Two-Stroke Popcorn Popper Project: 1967 Saab 96

“If they ever give an award to a car for not looking like all the rest . . . for retaining individualism in the face of look-alike styling trends . . . for sticking to the sound engineering principle… more»

V4 Fun! 1972 Saab 96

Often, with project cars like this, there’s “the good” and then “the bad.” This 1972 Saab 96 with V-4 power on Craigslist in Seattle for $6,500 is mostly good. It’s had $8,000 in recent work. Add that to the… more»

Swedish Barn Find: 1973 Saab 96

“It’s about time you thought about Saab. Mainly because we’ve been thinking about you since we built our first car in 1950. Thinking about you is part of our heritage.” So says a brochure showing the early Saab lineup…. more»

Impressive Stash Of Swedes Cars In Nebraska

As I learned from experience, the Volvo 1800, in either the made-in-Britain Jensen version or “S for Sweden” later incarnation, does not want to be left outside. They rust prodigiously, and they’re challenging to repair correctly. That’s why this… more»

FWD Fiberglass: 1973 Saab Sonett III

Update 2/12/24 – After almost two years, this Saab has been relisted here on craigslist with a $3k price cut! Is that enough to find a new owner though? From 3/24/22 – I’m on the fence with Saab. I… more»

Rare 5-Speed: 1992 Volvo 240

What a difference a transmission makes – or does it? In the case of cars that are not typically equipped with a manual gearbox, car enthusiasts normally prop that model up quite a bit as being more desirable for… more»

Low Mileage Original: 1965 Volvo P1800

When you think of Volvo – you mostly think of the boxy wagons popular in the 1980s and 1990s, but before this was the ever-beautiful P1800. Styled by a subsidiary of Ghia, the P1800 has stood the test of… more»

Survivor Swede! 1968 Saab 96

When was the last time that you spied a Saab 96 in this condition? (Actually, when was the last time you happened upon a Saab 96 in any condition – unless, of course, you own one). A pretty common… more»

Barn Find Corn Popper: 1968 Saab 96 Two-Stroke

Vehicles can and do rust in the Pacific Northwest, but I think overall, it’s the greatest place to find solid, non-sunburnt cars in the U.S. That doesn’t mean that they won’t be riddled with dings and dents as appears… more»

It’s All There: 1970 Volvo 1800E Project

I must admit it, I’ve never been a big Volvo fan. Sure, their durability and safety-enhanced designs are part of their justly deserved legacy – they just, ah, seem a bit boring. Except, however, the 1800 series such as… more»

Two Owners, Always Garaged: 1978 Volvo 245 DL Wagon

For people who live above the snow belt, choosing a vehicle means making concessions to the weather.  Not only does your vehicle have to be well constructed and rustproofed with wild abandon, but the car also has to be… more»

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