Swedish Classic Cars

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»

Garage Find: 1974 Saab Sonnet

As someone who has been enlisted to help friends sell vintage vehicles, it’s of no surprise to me that I see a fair number of listings where another individual is managing the sale. Many owners are older, or just… more»

Daily Driver Amazon: 1966 Volvo 122S

The Volvo 122S, the successor to the PV444/544, was called the Amazon in its homeland. It was quite popular worldwide and Volvo sold nearly 700,000 of them in 15 years. This 1966 edition has survived the past 54 years… more»

Eternal Optimist? 1968 Saab 96 V4

A classic car will only ever be worth what someone is willing to pay for it. This has seen situations over the years where some nice vehicles have sold for mere pennies, while some pretty dilapidated examples will command… more»

Uncovered Time Capsule: 1967 Volvo P1800S

Almost every classic car enthusiast wishes they had the superpower to find out what hides out in garages and under car covers. Though I say this in jest, we at Barn Finds often come across vehicles that spent a… more»

Huge Stash of British Cars (and Others)

Every now and then you run up on a cache of cars and wonder how they came to be. Such is the case with this gathering of upwards of 50 cars (that I can count) which are largely British… more»

63k Mile Driver: 1991 Saab 900

Pity poor Saab! After being bounced around from Saab AB to Saab Automobile AB, to GM, to Spyker and then to NEVS for ostensibly, electrification, Saab is pretty much down for the count these days as its future is… more»

Grandma’s Coupe: 1967 Volvo 122S

Unlike the models that followed it, Volvo’s Amazon was a mid-sized car that emulated styling from American vehicles manufactured during the era. The 120 Series was the 2-door iteration of the Amazon, and this 1967 Volvo 122S that’s available… more»

Honest Wagon: 1968 Volvo 122s Estate

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again – I’m drawn to long roof cars. Throw in some features like a manual transmission and descriptors like “lovingly well-used,” “honest car,” and “great driver” and you have my full… more»

Classic Daily Driver? 1970 Volvo 1800E

If there is such a thing as “sensibly” entering the collector car market, doing so with a Volvo 1800 may be the way to do it. This 1970 1800E example was sent in by a Barn Finds reader who… more»

Ready To Cruise: 1964 Volvo 122S

UPDATE 6/22/2020 – The seller has lowered their asking price to $5,500 or best offer! So take another look at this driver and be sure to make the seller an offer. FROM 6/12/2020 – We’ve long been fans of… more»

Cheap Time Machine? 1981 DeLorean

Yes – Lucas, Prince of Darkness is associated with almost every British vehicle. We all know that Pintos blow up when a pine cone falls on them. Sedans have two doors too many. And, who doesn’t wonder about the… more»

Parked in ’92: 1970 Volvo 1800E Coupe

Volvo may have a reputation for building boxy vehicles, but the 1800 is an exception – Swedish designer Pelle Petterson designed the car while he was a student of Italian coachbuilder and designer Pietro Frua, which contributes to its… more»

No Reserve Coupe: 1974 Volvo 142

Though Volvo’s Amazon and 240 models receive praise from enthusiasts, the 140 Series that the company manufactured between the two models doesn’t garner as much attention. In my opinion, the 140 blends the round design features of the Amazon… more»