Swedish Classic Cars

Hot Rod Wagon: 1995 Volvo 850 T5-R

When it comes to hot wagons, the Volvo 850 T5-R basically broke the mold wide open back in 1995. Up until that point, the world hasn’t spent much time thinking about the prospects of a hot-rod wagon, especially here… more»

Swedish Survivor: 1966 Volvo 122s

The Swedish-built Volvo 122s was quite popular worldwide and nearly 700,000 of them were sold across 15 years. This 1966 edition is a beautiful survivor that looks to have been well-cared for. The car is located in Tuscola, Illinois… more»

Swedish Survivor: 1967 Volvo 122S

After nearly 40-years spent parked in a garage, this 1967 Volvo 122S has emerged into the light of day. It has been treated to a host of new parts and is now in a roadworthy state. Time has been… more»

Rebuilt Engine! 1969 Volvo 145S Wagon

We cover a lot of station wagons on Barn Finds but they are mostly of the Chevrolet or Ford persuasion. Today though, it’s a 1969 Volvo 145S, a car known for its longevity and design safety.  This 258K mile… more»

Worth Saving? 1968 Saab Sonett V4

The Saab Sonett II and Saab Sonett V4 are rare to see today in any condition, but is this 1968 Saab Sonett V4 too far gone to bring back to life again? The seller has it listed here on… more»

Project Corn Popper: 1967 Saab 95 Wagon

The next owner of this 1967 Saab 95 will want to ask Santa for a welder if they don’t already have one, there’ll be a lot of rust repair to do on this seven-seater wagon. Luckily, it’s only fourteen… more»

60,000 Original Miles: 1989 Saab 900 Turbo Convertible

The classic Saab 900 convertible came onto my radar in a big way a few months ago, as I sold my 1999 BMW M3 convertible in the hopes of finding a four-seater droptop that had a better trajectory for… more»

V8 Sleeper: 1998 Volvo V90 Wagon

“And I’m thinking to myself, what circumstance would Paul find himself in driving around in a Volvo station wagon where he feels like he’s gotta chew somebody’s ass?” That’s a direct quote from late-night host David Letterman, upon discussing… more»

High Tech Driver! Injected 1971 Volvo P1800E

Enthusiasts feeling demoted from “Driver” to “Destination Selector” by new car technology might consider this dark green pill as the ultimate antidote. The 1971 Volvo P1800E in Canterbury, Connecticut comes with some uncommonly modern technology for its day, including… more»

Fuel-Injected Find: 1971 Volvo 1800E

OK, I’ll admit it, I have never been a Volvo fan. I know of their safety and durability attributes but they always left me as odd cars that only appealed to a certain demographic. Granted, the last few years… more»

Paradise Fire Survivor: 1957 Volvo PV445 Duett

The Camp Fire that ripped through Paradise, California, was devastating for numerous reasons. The toll on life, property, and wildlife was extensive, but cars like this 1957 Volvo PV445 Duett provide a mild silver lining to what is otherwise… more»

Bulletproof Driver: Low-Mile 1991 Volvo 240

The Volvo 240 sedan is perhaps one of the most recognized models of the 1980s, known for both its impressive reliability and its warm embrace of being shaped like a brick. Today, they remain affordable entry points to classic… more»

Scarab Green Survivor: 1994 Saab 900 S

It’s no accident that this Saab 900 convertible popped up in my feed of recommended finds courtesy of eBay; up until a few days ago, I had been hunting for one of these iconic convertibles. If you haven’t noticed,… more»

Rust Free Corn Popper: 1963 Saab 95

You may not think that it’s possible, but this 1963 Saab 95 wagon is a seven-seater. I kid you not. It won’t hold seven Shaqs or seven Larry Birds or even seven of me – God forbid there would… more»

Jensen Built: 1961 Volvo P1800

Necessity is the mother of invention. When the P1800 was under development, Volvo’s original intention was for the cars to be built by Karmann. However, clashing contracts with Volkswagen left that company unwilling to take on the project. Eventually,… more»

Nicest One Around? 1972 Saab 96

In 1960, Saab Automobile AB began making the Saab 96 and – by the time the last one rolled off the assembly line 1980 – more than one-half million copies were cranked out. They weren’t commonplace in the U.S…. more»