Swedish Classic Cars

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»

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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»

Sporty And Stylish: 1971 Saab Sonett III

Certain auto brands conjure different images. Saab, in particular, is one that recalls small rounded, quirky two-cycle, compact cars or more mature 900, 9-3 and 9-5 sedans, coupes and convertibles. Unfortunately, today Saab doesn’t conjure much of any thought… more»

60k Mile 1989 Saab 900 Turbo Cabriolet

When any auto manufacturer collapses, it is a sad day. When Saab finally collapsed, many people mourned this loss. This was an innovative company that produced more than its share of exciting vehicles. The 900 Turbo Cabriolet was a… more»

Mechanic’s Personal Car: 1978 Saab 99 Turbo

As someone who is currently on the hunt for a vintage Saab, I’ve come to realize that Saab owners are a passionate bunch. Despite the fact that the company has effectively been dissolved and parts supply is been greatly… more»

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»

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»