Swedish Classic Cars

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 are commonly called, is an icon to dedicated Volvo fans and for… 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 fate. This is a story I can certainly emphasize with, given the… 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 is the number of Saabs the same as this Saab 96 that… 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 been left to languish in a Volvo dealership for 10 years. It… 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 their products to a certain extent. They also produced cars that were… 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. Around the same time, Porsche was outfitting European police departments with 911s… 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 1979 example is not only the first iteration of the classic turbocharged… 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 its build. The founder of the website Turbo Bricks, one of the predominant… 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 in that car. This 1966 example appears to be a far more… 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. It is certainly distinctive, and you will find it listed for sale… 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 vehicle. The reluctance of Volvo almost saw the car produced by a… 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 kids in tow. I’m not inclined to adding one more CUV to… 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 about the collection here and Part II, which features additional vehicles for… 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 books if it weren’t for organizations such as Barn Finds. Since the… 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 with the name Ruddspeed, which apparently looked after old Volvo 122s back… 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 ended, 240s are still in service as reliable, workaday transportation in many… more»