Swedish Classic Cars

Barn Find Bonanza: Volvo Parts Collection

Acquiring a large parts stash may be a dream for many of us, but it’s also a ton of work to manage an inventory of sizable proportions. A seller on craigslist has listed a massive spread of Volvo parts,… more»

Swedish Survivor: 1971 Volvo 145 S Wagon

When it comes to cars that could be defined as strong or possibly even bullet-proof, then cars like this 1971 Volvo 145S undoubtedly would meet that criteria. In spite of the fact that the 1-Series Volvo has now been… more»

Arizona Car: 1958 Volvo PV445 Duette

You have to love a vehicle from the late-1950s that still has a split windshield. This 1958 Volvo PV445 Duette can be found here on eBay in Vinemont, Alabama. There is an unmet $6,750 opening bid and no reserve… more»

Trailer Find: 1973 Saab Sonett

As I continue to acquire more parts for cars that don’t run, I fear I am going to end up like this seller on craigslist of a 1973 Saab Sonnet. It’s clearly been stuck in a trailer for a… more»

Half-A-Million Miles: 1983 Saab 900S

Typically, we celebrate iconic cars wearing astoundingly low mileage, but today marks a bit of a reversal. This 1983 Saab 900S has racked up an incredible 560,850 miles yet remains in cosmetically-sound condition. Even more surprising is that it’s… more»

Final Assembly Required: 1967 Volvo 122

While this Volvo 122 is far from finished, the volume of spare parts included inside the cabin may indeed be enough to complete the resto. That’s the judgement call of the seller, which appears to be a towing company… more»

59k Mile 1984 Volvo 240DL Survivor!

If there’s one make-or-break aspect of this driver-quality 1984 Volvo 240DL, it’s the brown exterior paint color: you’re either going to love it or hate it. However, it’s not every day you find such a clean, low-mile Brick, which… more»

Sweet Turbo Brick: 1988 Volvo 740

A few days ago, I came across a junked Volvo 740 Turbo. It was one of those moments where I became instantly interested in a car I knew and loved but had forgotten existed, sort of like re-listening to… more»

Svelte Swede: 1973 Saab Sonett III

Those of us who are into quirky vehicles lost a standard-bearer when Saab pulled the plug a few years ago. They could be counted on to have unusual yet functional and sometimes quite capable cars. One car that has… more»

Swedish Gem: 1989 Volvo 240DL 5-Speed

The trusty Volvo 240 may not be a classic yet, but it’s hard to believe that one day it won’t be. This 1989 Volvo 240DL is available here on eBay, and it represents an astonishingly clean example of this… more»

Won’t Last! $3,000 1964 Volvo 1800S

Most of the “early” Volvo 1800s seem to have rusted away (it didn’t help that the first 6,000 bodies were manufactured by Jensen in the UK) but this 1964 model (after body production transferred to a Volvo plant) looks… more»

20 Year Sleep: 1973 Volvo 1800 ES

Volvo’s 1800ES wagon is one of very few examples of a wagon-style automobile that offered a striking design with refined performance. Following the success of the P1800 coupe, the 1800 ES provided Volvo shoppers with the conservative, safe driving… more»

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 Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Yes, that Carlisle, where all the big shows are at… 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 Convertible Junior go-cart?! I know, there isn’t a better gift. This cool,… 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 read the full post here on Barn Finds, and today, a few Barn Finds readers… 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 the off-road game as this nicely preserved Laplander shows. Otherwise known as… more»