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Are You Saint Enough?: 1971 Volvo 1800E Coupe

Something’s way wrong here. This 1971 Volvo  1800E simply can’t be selling for the price listed here on craigslist. That number, you’re now wondering, is what? $7500. It’s thanks to tipster TJ that we know about this car, which… more»

1 of 600? 1960 Saab 93F

Rare in 1960 and incredibly rare today, this 1960 Saab 93F is reportedly one of only around 600 made in its final year of production. We don’t know exactly how many are left but if you’re a Saab fan(atic)… more»

Nicest Professor’s Car Left? 1986 Saab 900S

They (whoever they is) always say to buy the nicest vehicle you can find, it’s much cheaper than restoring a clunker with an inexpensive asking price. This 1986 Saab 900S may be the nicest one left, and the seller… more»

The Saab Collectors Overlook: 1969 Saab 99

Everyone is familiar with the Saab 96, 900, 9000, and the unique Sonnett.  However, the company also produced a very good, and larger, vehicle to share the showroom with the 96 called the Saab 99.  Many were produced but… more»

1967 Volvo P1800 Project With Title

Before Volvo earned highly-favored status among safety snobs who didn’t mind driving an indestructible brick-shaped conveyance, Volvo struck gold with a more sporting steed, its gorgeous Italian-styled mini-GT, the P1800. Exuberantly offered “with title!” this 1967 Volvo P1800 wears… more»

Needs Nothing: 1965 Volvo 122S

One thing I have learned about Volvo’s 122S, such as this 1965 example, is that they have devoted followers – back then and still today. Today’s discovery, courtesy of T.J., is considered to be an older restoration but it… more»

Lots of Miles to Go: 1970 Volvo 1800E

In the old days, a car with 100,000 miles was universally considered to be worn out.  Someone else could deal with the maintenance from that point on, as it was time to trade in.  Well, at least until Volvo… more»

Jensen Edition: 1963 Volvo P1800

When was the Swedish-built Volvo P1800 sports car not a product of Sweden? When it was built by Jensen in England for the first 6,000 copies. This example is one of them and it was a barn find that’s… more»

Garage Find: 1967 Volvo 122S Wagon

The Volvo Amazon series had a long, slow start. It really began from mistakes made by young Jan Wilsgaard back in 1950. Responding to Volvo’s inclination to produce a four-seat passenger car, his design was V8 powered but unbearably… more»

No Reserve Storage Find: 1968 Saab Sonett

I remember, barely, the Saab Sonett III (’70-’74) probably because of its blocky, awkward look. I knew little about the two-seater Swede other than I knew one when I saw it. What I didn’t know about the Sonett was… more»

Sweet Swede Survivor: 1990 Saab 900 S

The Saab 900 was an evolution of the Saab 99, which was an evolution of the Saab 90. The company made the 900 for two decades, beginning in the spring of 1978 for the 1979 model year, until 1998,… more»

Spotless Survivor: 1963 Volvo 121 Station Wagon

When it comes to longevity, few classics can hold a candle to vehicles produced by Volvo. Designed to survive the rigors of the Swedish winter, almost any other environment is a walk in the park for these beauties. This… more»

Final Year: 1993 Volvo 240 Station Wagon

Volvo introduced its 200 series of cars back in 1974, which included a wagon, with fans still fondly remembering these autos for their safety reputation and good reliability.  After a nearly 20-year run, Volvo wrapped-up production of the 240… more»

No Reserve Project: 1972 Volvo 1800ES

With the production of its P1800 series nearing the end, Volvo introduced one final variant in 1972, a sports wagon they called the 1800ES.  The ES had a short run lasting only two years, and by 1973 it was… more»

Car Lot Oddity: 1974 Saab Sonett III

Saabs have always been known for their handling in winter weather. Being from Sweden, a region not known for its cactuses has its advantages when it comes to engineering a vehicle that performs in the snow. In the sixties… more»

Ford V4 Powered: 1972 Saab 96

Quirky drivetrains, odd styling, a rallying background, and a fanbase that seems to love them to the moon and back.  That kind of sums up the Saab 96 in a nutshell, which superseded the company’s 93 in 1960.  The… more»