Swedish Barn Finds

Snowy Swede: 1962 Volvo 544

This, dear readers, is 1962 Volvo 544 that has been off the road since 1973 and doesn’t run, but it is available for $1,500 here on craigslist in… more»

Convertible Junior: 1986 Saab Turbo 006 Go-Cart

With Christmas just a few shopping days away (ok, over 300 days away), what better gift to get your son or daughter than this 1986 Saab Turbo 006… more»

Visit to RI Junkyard With Fellow Barn Finders!

Recently, we profiled a Cadillac Eldorado coupe which had been photographed several times over the years as part of large junkyard collection in Rhode Island. You can… more»

Swedish Unimog: 1979 Volvo Laplander

While it’s easy to think that the domestic Hummer brand or Mercedes’ Unimog contraptions were the only players in the military-rigs-for-the-street market, Volvo was no stranger to… more»

EXCLUSIVE: 1966 Volvo 122S Wagon

If you are into quirky, but durable classic cars, the Volvo 122S really should be high on your list of vehicles to own. The Amazon, as they… more»

Saved from Shredder: 1969 Saab Sonett

The seller claims he spotted this 1969 Saab Sonnet in line to be crushed at a salvage yard facility and rescued it before falling to such a… more»

41k Genuine Miles: 1966 Saab 96

If you go searching around the internet, you will find a substantial amount of recent footage from various Scandinavian rally championships. What is astonishing in this footage… more»

Dealership Parked for 10 Years: 1966 Volvo 122

The amazing thing about this Volvo 122 is not the overall condition, although it does look really good, it is the fact that until recently it had… more»

54k Original Miles: 1979 Volvo 242DL

While for many years Volvo was known as the producer of staid and conservative cars that were mainly famous for their design safety, this is probably under-selling… more»

Portland Police Spec: 1985 Volvo 240 Turbo

The era of Volvo selling police-spec 240 Turbos to municipalities is a special one to me, as it seems like a bygone era that isn’t coming back…. more»

Sub-60K Miles Turbo: 1979 Saab 900

Among the potential project cars that are perpetually on my list of Gee, I’d like to own one of those someday is the first-generation Saab 900 Turbo. This… more»

Sleeper Brick: 1990 Volvo 740 Turbo Wagon

We don’t normally feature modern modified vehicles, but this 1990 Volvo 740 Turbo Wagon is worth a closer look given some of the names that have graced… more»

Solid Project: 1966 Volvo 1800S

Recently here at Barn Finds, we featured this 1972 Volvo 1800E, and the reception for it was luke-warm. This was mainly due to the extent of rust… more»

Custom Swede: 1980 Volvo 242DL

When I first looked at the photos of this car I struggled to work out what it is. Then I struggled to work out why it is…. more»

Restore Or Drive? 1972 Volvo 1800E

The Volvo 1800 first entered production in 1961 after Volvo at one point considered not producing the car, and in fact, denied the existence of the prototype… more»

23,000 Original Miles: 2000 Volvo V70 Wagon

After having my first child last year, I’ve quickly realized my daily driver sedan is not long for this world. Man, you haul a lot of stuff with… more»

Success Story: Georgia Collection ’70 Saab 96

As some of you likely know, I am helping to clear out a large collection of salvage and project vehicles from a private owner. You can read more… more»

Sweet Swede: 1990 Saab 900 SPG Turbo

During the second half of the 20th Century car company failures were not unusual, and some great names would be consigned to the dusty pages of history… more»

Ruddspeed Modified: 1965 Volvo 122S

When we think of popular tuning houses closely associated with major manufacturers, names like AMG, RUF, and Cosworth are quick to come to mind. However, familiarize yourself… more»

Revived Brick: 1986 Volvo 240

The Volvo 240 was built in large numbers over a remarkable 19-year production run, and it was built to last—so much so that, 25 years after production… more»

$3,000 Swede: 1971 Saab Sonett III

Being Swedish – ok, half Swedish, or my ancestors were on my mom’s side.. wait, what was I talking about again? Oh yeah, being half Swedish I’ve… more»

Clown Car: 1962 Volvo 544 Sport B-18

Volvo is a manufacturer that I have complete respect for. Their cars seem to be long-lived and capable of surprising levels of performance. In Scandinavian countries cars… more»

Reader Ad: 1990 Volvo 740 V8 Wagon

Update 9/13/2018 – We just heard from Michael and the Volvo has sold! Hopefully, the new owner will keep us updated on their V8 Volvo adventures. It… more»

EXCLUSIVE: Saab 96 V4

From 7/27/2018 – As some of you likely know, I am helping to clear out a large collection of salvage and project vehicles from a private owner. You… more»