Swedish Classic Cars

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»

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»