Swedish Classic Cars

51k Mile Survivor: 1967 Volvo 1800S

It is incredibly nostalgic for me to see this car because I owned its duplicate for something like 20 years. The only difference was the color—mine was that interesting refrigerator white that Volvo had. This one is a California-white… more»

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Bought New in Sweden: 1969 Volvo 164

To me, one of the coolest aspects of a car’s history is if it was purchased new in its home market and brought home at a later date. I know not everyone finds this as fascinating as I do,… more»

Rare Edition! 1965 Saab Monte Carlo 850

Most car people are familiar with a Saab 96. At one-time, they seemed ever-present, owing to their twenty-one year run between 1960 and 1980. But did you know that there was a “Sport” version of the diminutive Saab, known… more»

Backyard Burial: 1984 Saab 900 Turbo

The seller of this 1984 Saab 900 Turbo claims he is surprised by the amount of interest in a car that he supposedly parked in perfect, running condition in his backyard and then decided to leave to the elements….indefinitely…. more»

1989 Saab 900 Turbo 5-Speed Convertible

I apologize if the reference is too obscure, as Lost in America was a well-received movie, but I don’t believe an overly-popular one – every time I see a Saab 900 I can’t help but picture Albert Brooks’ character,… more»

Super Clean: 1985 Volvo 240

Volvo has sold its Swedish-built cars in the U.S. for decades. They have been historically known for making family-friendly, safe automobiles, but of late Volvo has also been playing in Mercedes-Benz and BMW territory. From 1985 comes the seller’s… more»

Swedish Wagon: 1958 Volvo Duett PV445

A Volvo what? It’s a new one on me, I have never encountered a Volvo Duett. OK, so the front looks like a Volvo, and there is some resemblance via the side styling but it’s the story around this… more»

Runway Friction Detector: 1989 Saab 900

The next time you’re flying in the Winter and go through an airport noted for snow and ice, look out the window to see if they’re using a runway friction detector. Say what? Yes, a runway friction detector. They’re… more»

Garage Find: 1974 Saab Sonnet

As someone who has been enlisted to help friends sell vintage vehicles, it’s of no surprise to me that I see a fair number of listings where another individual is managing the sale. Many owners are older, or just… more»

Daily Driver Amazon: 1966 Volvo 122S

The Volvo 122S, the successor to the PV444/544, was called the Amazon in its homeland. It was quite popular worldwide and Volvo sold nearly 700,000 of them in 15 years. This 1966 edition has survived the past 54 years… more»

Eternal Optimist? 1968 Saab 96 V4

A classic car will only ever be worth what someone is willing to pay for it. This has seen situations over the years where some nice vehicles have sold for mere pennies, while some pretty dilapidated examples will command… more»

Uncovered Time Capsule: 1967 Volvo P1800S

Almost every classic car enthusiast wishes they had the superpower to find out what hides out in garages and under car covers. Though I say this in jest, we at Barn Finds often come across vehicles that spent a… more»

Huge Stash of British Cars (and Others)

Every now and then you run up on a cache of cars and wonder how they came to be. Such is the case with this gathering of upwards of 50 cars (that I can count) which are largely British… more»

63k Mile Driver: 1991 Saab 900

Pity poor Saab! After being bounced around from Saab AB to Saab Automobile AB, to GM, to Spyker and then to NEVS for ostensibly, electrification, Saab is pretty much down for the count these days as its future is… more»

Grandma’s Coupe: 1967 Volvo 122S

Unlike the models that followed it, Volvo’s Amazon was a mid-sized car that emulated styling from American vehicles manufactured during the era. The 120 Series was the 2-door iteration of the Amazon, and this 1967 Volvo 122S that’s available… more»

Honest Wagon: 1968 Volvo 122s Estate

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again – I’m drawn to long roof cars. Throw in some features like a manual transmission and descriptors like “lovingly well-used,” “honest car,” and “great driver” and you have my full… more»