Swedish Classic Cars

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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»

Huge Collection of True Barn Finds: Take a Browse

An actual barn. Full of barn finds. That’s what’s up for auction in this mega-sale. Three sets of lots total to 230+ cars, with the only proviso being that these cars are in the Netherlands. This tip comes to… more»

Hot Rod Wagon: 1997 Volvo 850 R

The Volvo 850 R is one of those under-the-radar cars from the 1990s that is worth picking up while still relatively affordable. This is a limited production, high-performance wagon that looks like a sports car but can haul a… more»

Mysterious Swede: 1969 Saab 96

I can’t imagine a vehicle today being made for two decades with basically no changes in the body style at all, other than minor tweaks with headlights or trim, etc. The seller posted it here on craigslist just north… more»

Your Saab Story Begins: 1987 Saab 900S 16V

We have Pat L. to thank for throwing this modern classic our way. A 1987 Saab 900S 16V two-door hatchback has been on the streets of Coronado, CA for a few decades, piling up 170,000 miles, and now needs… more»

Well Maintained Turbo: 1989 Saab 900 SPG

The classic Saab 900 is a fast-appreciating model from the halcyon days of the 1980s. The uniquely Swedish design combined a racy profile with front-wheel drive and a warm embrace of turbocharged powerplants. The 900 Turbo is most desired… more»

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»