Swedish Classic Cars

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One Owner Barn Find: 1965 Volvo PV544

This 1965 Volvo PV544 reminds us that outside of the classic air-cooled Volkswagen Beetle, Volvo once made one of the more iconic car shapes the industry has ever seen. Looking like a cross between the 1946 Ford Super Deluxe… more»

Turbo Hatch: 1983 Saab 900

Ah, the quirky Saab hatchback: one of the enthusiasts’ communities more lovable oddballs. Saabs have famously marched to the beat of their own drum ever since its inception, and admirably fought like hell to keep its identity in the… more»

No Reserve! 1966 Saab 95 Survivor

Innumerable vintage Saabs have crossed our desks here at Barn Finds, but this example here on eBay collects high marks for its “cool” factor and survivor condition. It’s an early car – model year 1966 – so the engine… more»

Quirky But Lovable: 1974 Saab Sonett III

I’m not really sure why the Saab Sonett III hasn’t achieved a higher level of collectability or price tag among sports car enthusiasts yet, but maybe just the fact that they don’t come around for sale as often as… more»

Rally Prospect: 1973 Saab 96

Want to play Eric Carlsson, but still get groceries? This slightly modified 1973 Saab 96, advertised here on craigslist for $8995, might fit the bill. Located in Truckee, California, this car could be driven to your garage one day… more»

Solid Swede: 1960 Saab 93F

The demise of Saab robbed the automotive world of a manufacturer with a history littered with interesting and innovative automobiles. There seems little chance that the brand will rise from the ashes, leaving it to classics like this 1960… more»

Swift Swede: 1990 Saab 900 SPG

For collectors with a penchant for the unusual but usable, here’s a wonderful candidate on eBay – a 1990 Saab 900 SPG hatchback, bid to $19,400, reserve not met. The car is located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and bears an… more»

Cheap Wheels? 1981 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta

The 1981 model year was the swan song for the second-generation Chevy Camaro. After 12 years in production, the design had run its course (sales were down by more than half in just two years). The Berlinetta was the… more»

Forty Year Ownership: 1973 Saab Sonett III

The Saab Sonett has quirky, tangled roots. In the mid-1950s, engineer Rolf Mellde proposed a sports car to his employer, teasing Saab with the idea of entering the European racing circuit. But with the company fully engaged in making… more»

Lightly Restored: 1992 Volvo 240 5-Speed

The Volvo 240 is a modern classic, but it’s one we don’t often see restored. While the enthusiast community is undoubtedly behind  the model and its merits, most of the time it appears as a driver-quality example that runs… more»

V4 Ford Power: 1972 Saab Sonett III

The Saab Sonett has roots dating back to the mid-fifties, with manufacturing beginning in 1955 and running through 1957 for the first go-round, but it took a several-year hiatus before returning to the market again in 1968 with production… more»

BF Auction: 1998 Volvo S90

As long-time Volvo fans, this 1998 Volvo S90 is a rather intriguing find. The last of the rear-wheel drive Volvos are in our opinion, some of the best cars the brand ever built. They were durable, ergonomic, and uniquely… more»

Hot Hatch: 1990 Saab 900 SPG Turbo

Among the laundry list of different makes of autos I’ve either owned or taken more than a moderate interest in over the years, a brand that’s frequently piqued my curiosity but I’ve never seriously pursued is the Saab, and… more»

Cheap 1973 Volvo 1800ES Project

The Volvo 1800 and its variants enjoyed a lengthy run from 1961 to 1973. The last new iteration came in 1972 as something of a station wagon with a hatchback (the 1800ES). Total 1800 production was 47,500 vehicles, of… more»

30 Years Owned: 1991 Volvo 240

One of the most instantly recognizable classics from the 90s-era class of cars is the Volvo 240. Used by everyone from teachers to accountants to senior citizens to students, it is associated with being a dependable (if not slightly… more»

Garage Find Swede: 1988 Saab 9000

Here in New England, there are two brands with a surprising amount of relevance despite being non-existent or a shell of their former selves: Saab and Volvo. The former is obviously a defunct brand, but you wouldn’t know it… more»