Swedish Classic Cars

Owned Since ’89: 1979 Volvo 242GT

This 1979 Volvo 242GT is a rare special edition of an otherwise completely ordinary Volvo two-door, showcasing a radical departure from the typically stodgy Volvo image. These cars sported a number of cosmetic upgrades, most notably in the form… more»

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Garaged Since 1997: 1968 Volvo 1800S

The seller of this 1968 Volvo 1800S says this car has been off the road since 1997. That’s a claim I can believe looking at the pictures! It’s listed for sale here on Facebook Marketplace with an asking price… more»

Estate Sale Find: Three Volvo 544s for $5K!

A seller on Facebook has uncovered a stash of Volvo PV544s that were apparently locked away in a California estate. The three classic Volvos are described as being complete examples still wearing California black plates, all with engines and… more»

Well-Preserved: 1973 Volvo 1800ES

It fascinates me that Volvo produced a car like the P1800, 1800 and 1800ES. If you think about the rest of the conservatively styled Volvo lineup at the time it’s as if the sporty/sports car was from another manufacturer… more»

Same Owner For 29 Years: 1966 Volvo 122 Sedan

When searching for a classic car, finding one that has been in the possession of the same owner long-term can provide a degree of confidence and reassurance for potential buyers. That’s the case with this 1966 Volvo 122 because… more»

Junkyard Rescue: 1965 Saab 96 Monte Carlo 850

As we all know too well on these pages, I love rescuing rare or obsolete vehicles from the junkyard. In many cases, that’s the only place you’re going to find a project-grade version of a special car that was… more»

Cheap Swede: $900 1971 Volvo 142S

This 1971 Volvo 142 “S” coupe is in need of a new home, and the seller seems motivated to sell. He’s asking just $900 for a running example equipped with a Weber carb, but it does carry the stigma… more»

Steal Of A Deal: 1973 Volvo 144 Survivor

This three owner 1973 Volvo 144 is ready to go to a new home. While there is a little work that will need to be done, the current owner has already put $3,000 into the car in the last… more»

Surprise Engine Swap: 1980 Volvo 262C Bertone

By the mid-1980s, Volvo had demonstrated to the world that it could produce cars that were safe, solid, and in some cases, sporty. What was missing from their repertoire was a luxury coupe, so the decision was taken to… more»

High Mile Survivor: 1985 Volvo 240

This 1985 Volvo 240 DL wagon may have high miles but it remains in seemingly excellent condition. The odometer reading is fairly typical for one of Volvo’s hardiest models, with over 300,000 on the clock, but the condition of… more»

Solid Swede: 1968 Volvo 1800 S

Before he starred as James Bond, the late Sir Roger Moore played the role of Simon Templar in the television spy thriller “The Saint” from 1962 until 1969. It was in this role that his chosen mode of transport… more»

Still In The Family: 1961 Volvo PV544

It was old when it was new! That’s a statement that you could make in reference to a lot of things and some cars in particular. It’s very apropos for this 1961 Volvo PV544, located in Smithfield, Rhode Island… more»

Land Speed Racer: 1974 Saab Sonnet II

This 1974 Saab Sonnet looks like a great starting point for a project, but its history alone makes it worthy of ongoing preservation. According to the seller, it was used as a land speed race car, the kind that… more»

Hidden Issues? 1968 Volvo 1800S

It is quite possible that no other vehicle manufacturer has tried as hard to change the public’s perception of its image than Volvo. Long seen as a company that produced staid and safe cars, Volvo has also been capable… more»

Sporty Brick: 1979 Volvo 242GT

While Volvo has been renowned as the producer of staid and conservative vehicles, it has also demonstrated the ability to produce some relatively sporting offerings. The 242GT was a perfect example of this philosophy because while it was based… more»

One Owner Barn Find: 1974 Saab Sonett

This 1974 Saab Sonett was recently acquired from the original owner, who kept it indoors in his shop and off the road for 25 years. It remains in highly original condition with lots of original documentation included. The Sonett… more»