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Find of the Day: 1979 VOLVO 242 DL 2-DOOR SEDAN

posted by on 3 November 2015 in Feature Cars

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We came across this 242 and thought it needed to find a worthy home. Located in West Chester, PA, below is the text from the ad. The ad has 150 detail photos revealing the high quality of this 1979 242 DL. This is a Two Owner Volvo 240 Series 2-Door Sedan that was sold to […] More…

FotD: 1983 240 with a 5.0 Ford V8

posted by on 31 July 2014 in Feature Cars

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Our Find of the Day comes from David Moore who posted the info on Facebook. Thanks David! Located in Durham, NC this 1983 240 Wagon sports a 1999 Ford 5.0 V8 with a 5-speed manual. It was professionally built using Ross Converse kit. David took it for a test drive and posted, “drives like a […] More…

Find of the Day: 2004 V70R with 6,600 miles

posted by on 31 July 2014 in Feature Cars

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There are a few unicorns within the modern Volvo wagon enthusiast community. A Creme yellow 850 T-5R wagon, a 1998 Saffron V70R, a Laser Blue 2000 V70R, a 2004-2005 Flash Green/Atacama V70R six-speed manual and a 2006-2007 Sonic Blue/Atacama V70R six-speed manual. These highly desired models do not appear often but when they do, it […] More…

Swedespeed Project 142: (Re)Introduction

posted by on 29 April 2013 in Feature Cars

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A 1974 142 GL becomes the new family cruiser More…

Long-term S60 T5 AWD: January Update

posted by on 6 January 2013 in Feature Cars

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The S60’s suspension with the optional 18-inch wheels is surefooted over various road surfaces and diverse qualities of Northern Virginia and DC. Gone are the rattles or unusual creaks, and pops from plastics that I have noticed in previous generation Volvos. The Haldex AWD system plants each of the 250hp to the ground in a […] More…

Long-term S60 T5 AWD: Fall Update

posted by on 10 December 2012 in Feature Cars

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The S60 T5 AWD joins our fleet for the next twelve months. More…

Volvo 760 turns 30 – The car that saved Volvo Car Corporation

posted by on 2 February 2012 in Feature Cars

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In February 1982 – 30 years ago – the new Volvo 760 GLE was launched. No typical Volvo, yet unmistakably a Volvo. Seen as elegant and exciting with its characteristic design it was well received. The 760 became the car that actually saved Volvo Car Corporation back then and paved the way to the modern company of today. More…

Ipd XC60 R Design SEMA Project

posted by on 12 January 2012 in Feature Cars

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What the heck is that! That is the a common response we get from people when they first see the ipd XC60 R Design SEMA Concept. More…

Swedespeed Project Car Intro: 2011 Volvo S60 T6 AWD

posted by on 23 May 2011 in Feature Cars

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We’ve built our own S60 just as we wanted it and will be living with it for the next twelve months. Allow us to introduce you now that we’ve just met the car ourselves. More…

Swedespeed Project 142: Introduction

posted by on 14 October 2010 in Feature Cars

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Swedespeed is going old school with the latest addition to our project car garage. Meet Greg Keysar’s 1974 Volvo 142, which should have a good second life ahead. More…