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posted by on 13 October 2015 in Volvo News

It seems so long ago now, but 2001 vividly sticks out because it was such a transformative time. The global significance of the year is known to all, but to Volvo enthusiasts it was also a new era. 850 and X70 models were rapidly moving into the hands of younger enthusiasts, while the dynamic first-generation […] More…

Ex-Hermés 1984 Volvo 240 Turbo Wagon Part of “Cars & Fashion” Display in Paris

posted by on 3 October 2014 in Events Coverage

For Volvo, the main event at the Paris Motor Show this year is all about the launch of the new XC90. However, that’s not the entire story of Volvo at the show. As part of the show’s traditional historical display, a 1984 Volvo 240 Turbo wagon formerly owned by the president of the Hermés clothing […] More…

Find of the Day: Can You Really Go Wrong with a $1500 Flat Hood 242 Manual?

posted by on 28 August 2014 in Volvo News

Fans of Volvo’s iconic brick box the 240 series will tell you that there are some qualities that can be held up as most appreciated. Coupes are rare and always cool. Manual transmission cars are also sought after. Lastly, the so-called “flat hood” is both rare and preferred for its simpler frontal appearance. So, if […] More…

V8 Supercars: Hard-Fought Victory in Sydney for Volvo Polestar Racing

posted by on 27 August 2014 in Volvo News

Volvo Polestar Racing and Scott McLaughlin turned around a dreadful result in the first two V8 Supercars races at Sydney Motorsport Park to achieve a hard-fought victory in the third and final race on Sunday. “The car was awesome and I can’t thank the team enough. I am a bit overwhelmed that we got this […] More…

Volvo PV444 – the “little Volvo” Turns 70

posted by on 25 August 2014 in Volvo News

The Volvo PV444 was the start and the symbol for the new Volvo after the Second World War, and marked the start of its export drive to the USA. 1 September will mark the 70th anniversary of its première in royal presence. On 1 September 1944 an exhibition opened that would become very important for the […] More…

P2 Volvo V70 R AWD Named to Jalopnik ’10 Cars There Were Never Enough Of’

posted by on 21 August 2014 in Volvo News

There’s no denying that Top 10 lists are taking over the blogosphere. In that vein, Jalopnik has run a list of the Top 10 Cars There Were Never Enough Of. It makes for interesting reading, especially since the P2 V70 R AWD is on that list. Of course, we doubt we have to sing the […] More…

Video: Stealing Tires Car Prank Doesn’t Work on Volvo V70 Owner

posted by on 19 August 2014 in Volvo News

Maybe you’re not familiar with Roman Atwood. This YouTube Channel operator is known for his video pranks. Case in point is one of his latest, whereby unsuspecting car owners are made to think thieves are stealing their wheels. Well, most of the owners are unsuspecting… except for the owner of a particular Volvo V70. Watch […] More…

2011 Holiday Gift Guide for Volvo Enthusiasts

posted by on 5 December 2011 in Choice Gear

Tis the season for Swedespeed to publish its annual Holiday Gift Guide. More…

Volvo Announces November Sales for America

posted by on 1 December 2011 in Volvo News

Volvo sales continue their growth trend in America, 18.8% over the same period last year.
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Volvo Canada Announces Winner of “Journey to the Wedding” Contest

posted by on 1 December 2011 in Volvo News

Volvo Canada recently announced the grand prize winner of the “Journey to the Wedding” contest. Adilah Rabbani of Delta, BC. beat out thousands of other fans who visited the Volvo Canada Facebook fan page and registered to play three online challenges based on the popular Twilight movie franchise. More…